Chozen is an American adult animated sitcom, which aired from January 13, to March 31, 2014, on FX and which was created by Grant Dekernion.[1][2] The show aired for one season.

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GenreAnimated sitcom
Created byGrant Dekernion
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Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes13 (3 Unaired)
Executive producer(s)
Running time19–21 minutes
Production company(s)Rough House Pictures
Floyd County Productions
FX Productions
Distributor20th Television
Original networkFX
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 13 –
March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)
External links Website


Chozen was announced as the first original series pick-up for FXX, FX's spin-off network that launched in 2013,[2] but was later reassigned to FX where it aired after Archer on Monday nights.[1]

The series was a collaboration between the producers of Eastbound & Down and the producers of Archer.[1]

On May 14, 2014, Chozen was cancelled after one season.[3][4]

Chozen season one was released on DVD on December 16, 2014 exclusively through Amazon as a "manufactured on demand" DVD-R set.[5] The MOD double-disc set contains three previously unaired episodes.


Chozen is a gay white gangsta rapper on a quest to rebuild his career after being released from prison.[2]


Main charactersEdit

  • Phillip "Chozen" Cullens (voiced by Bobby Moynihan, singing voice provided by Grant DeKernion) – A 28-year-old, white, gay rapper. Framed for crimes he did not commit, he survived a 10-year prison sentence. Upon his release, he sets out to reclaim what is his. His music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo and misogyny that are synonymous with rap music. Adding to the challenge of an already lofty set of goals, Chozen is ten years behind in areas crucial to a successful music career, such as technology and pop-culture in general.
  • Crisco (voiced by Hannibal Buress) – A struggling rapper in his late twenties. Crisco previously worked entertaining children with positive rap lyrics. He is largely a gigolo, living rent-free as long as his girlfriend is sexually satisfied.
  • Ricky (voiced by Michael Peña) – A DJ and fellow rapper who works alongside Crisco performing at kids' birthday parties. His catchphrase is finishing his sentences with "...and shit". He still lives at home (although he claims he lives in a separate unit).
  • Tracy Cullens (voiced by Kathryn Hahn) – Chozen's college-aged sister. She had dreams of being an Olympic gymnast, now attends classes at Palm View University. She is the only character who calls her brother by his given name. Chozen moves in with her when he's released from prison. Tracy is disgusted and embarrassed by nearly everything her brother says and does, including making passes at male classmates, farting in public and masturbating while watching movies.
  • Troy (voiced by Nick Swardson) – A stereotypical gamer and nerd. Troy is a college student who gets picked on by other students. He wants to ask Tracy out but he can't summon the courage to do so and competes against Ricky for her attention. Crisco and Ricky offer to help him lose his virginity the same way Ricky did, with a legendary (now middle-aged) Hispanic prostitute.
  • Hunter (voiced by Ike Barinholtz) – An openly gay college student attending Palm View. He is Chozen's former lover. Hunter constantly pursues a real relationship while Chozen desires only sex, and avoids anything involving emotions and feelings. Hunter is gullible and naïve. He leaves Chozen in the episode "Boy's Night."
  • Idris "Phantasm" Florentine (voiced by Method Man) – The reigning top rapper of the hip-hop world. He is the target of Chozen's hostility. Phantasm was a former member of Chozen's crew until he got fed up with his clean image. He framed Chozen for his own illegal activities, sending Chozen to prison and sparking his own rise to the top.
  • Jameson Z. "Jimmy" Cromwell (voiced by Danny McBride) – A 39-year-old former roadie and pyrotechnics maker, now a member of Chozen's crew. A perverted, skinny metalhead. He has since embraced the digital realm and makes his own voyeurism videos for the Internet, such as cheerleader cleavage and panty shots and women's diving team accidents (which captures both the porn demographic and the fans of "epic fail" videos).

Other charactersEdit

  • Jamal St. Clair (voiced by Gary Anthony Williams) – A black, gay inmate with a violent streak. Chozen's first lover. He was arrested by authorities for helping run Napster though he claims he also set a man on fire. A brutally sadistic man, he attempted to remove Chozen from his crew which escalated to a fight. Jamal redeems himself and saves Chozen from violating parole by attacking the cops. He was shot and killed by the police when escaping arrest. The black officer whose nose he broke was the one who fired first.
  • Brooklyn Chan – The Asian-American Sneakerhead who owns the store "Laced". Chan operates his business via his smartphone. He offered Chozen's crew a gig when he heard they ran with Phantasm. But Chozen and Jamal's fist fight resulted in his store being looted.


No. Title Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Grant DekernionJanuary 13, 2014 (2014-01-13)XXCZ010010.94[6]
An aspiring rapper tries to get his life back on track after being released from prison.
2"Love & Bottlerockets"Grant DekernionJanuary 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)XXCZ010020.69[7]
When Chozen suspects Tracy's boyfriend is cheating on her, he takes matters into his own hands.
3"Beef"Brian AshJanuary 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)XXCZ010030.61[8]
A surprising job offer reunites Chozen with an old enemy.
4"Da Director"Christian LanderFebruary 3, 2014 (2014-02-03)XXCZ010040.69[9]
Tracy and Chozen collaborate on a video while Ricky and Crisco attempt to get Troy laid.
5"Laced"Willie Block & Jake EmanuelFebruary 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)XXCZ010050.56[10]
An old flame from prison comes between Chozen and the band as they prepare to perform at an exclusive party.
6"I'm With the Contraband"Story by : Brian Ash & Michael Jonathan Smith
Teleplay by : Brian Ash
March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)XXCZ010060.49[11]
Chozen launches an underground, anything goes bar at the university.
7"Family Weekend (or How Gary Got His Groove Back)"Shelby FeroMarch 10, 2014 (2014-03-10)XXCZ010070.61[12]
A campus visit turns into an unforgettable night for Chozen and Tracy's parents.
8"Boy's Night"Ryan ShirakiMarch 17, 2014 (2014-03-17)XXCZ010080.49[13]
Chozen and Hunter hit the hottest club in town, while Ricky and Crisco try to get exposure for their new song at a strip club, where Crisco reunites with a high school hottie with an embarrassing secret and Ricky becomes the sub to a brutal dominatrix.
9"In A Pickle"Mike RoweMarch 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)XXCZ010090.53[14]
Chozen and his crew are picked to be the newest cast members for a kids' show, but while Crisco and Ricky are enjoying the perks of being kiddie show stars, Chozen and Ricky stumble upon the show runner's sinister plot to keep Chozen from being a music star.
10"The Battle of Broken Spear"Christian LanderMarch 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)XXCZ010100.45[15]
At the summer's biggest music festival, Chozen confronts his past and goes head-to-head with Phantasm.
11"Sell, Sell, Sell"Michael Jonathan SmithUnairedXXCZ01011TBD
Back in the comfort of prison, Chozen confronts a new enemy.
12"Soul Patch"Brian AshUnairedXXCZ01012TBD
After an unfortunate series of events, Phantasm quits the rap game and finds love in a small town.
13"Scurry Stories"Christian LanderUnairedXXCZ01013TBD
Chozen and his crew go busting after a legendary ghost said to haunt campus.

Principal castEdit

Additional voicesEdit

International broadcastEdit

Chozen premiered in Australia on 5 January 2015 on The Comedy Channel.[16]


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