'The Carmichael Show' Taps Adam Arkin to Play Maxine's Dad

The Emmy winner will appear in an upcoming episode of the sophomore NBC comedy.
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Adam Arkin is headed for NBC's The Carmichael Show.

The Emmy winner has been tapped to play Maxine's dad, Grant North, in an upcoming episode of the comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Described as a self-made man who demands excellence, Grant's reserved and private nature is in stark contrast to the Carmichaels'. So when he comes to town for Maxine's graduation, Jerrod (star and co-creator Jerrod Carmichael) is determined to impress him. However, when Grant and Maxine (Amber Stevens West) engage in a brutally honest conversation in front of the entire family, Jerrod must stand up to him to try to mend the relationship.

Arkin joins recent season-two guests including Marla Gibbs. This season of the multicam has earned acclaim for tackling topical subject matter such as the recent allegations against Bill Cosby and gentrification.

The actor's recent TV credits include How to Get Away With Murder, Fargo season two, Masters of Sex and Justified, among many others. Arkin also has earned an Emmy for his directorial work on the small screen, which includes Justified, Sons of Anarchy, The Americans and Grey's Anatomy. He is repped by Paradigm and Principal Entertainment.

The Carmichael Show airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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