Six. That's the number of times NBC will air the n-word unedited on June 21 during an episode of The Carmichael Show. When series co-creator/star Jerrod Carmichael first announced his sitcom would tackle the word in March, it raised eyebrows and drew headlines. Carmichael says, "My perspective is that I just don't want us to be controlled by a word. I don't want it to be used as a weapon. We have the power to dilute words and a lot of times, we use that in the wrong way."