Everybody Hates Chris

Everybody Hates Chris is an American television period sitcom inspired by the memories of the teenage years of comedian Chris Rock. The show's title parodies the popular CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and is set from 1982 to 1987. However, Rock himself was actually a teenager from 1978 to 1984, having been born in 1965.[1]

Everybody Hates Chris
EverybodyHatesChrisposter.jpg
First promotional poster
GenreSitcom
Created by
Based onTeenage experiences of Chris Rock
Starring
Narrated byChris Rock
ComposerMarcus Miller
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes88 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Production locationsParamount Studios, Hollywood, California
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2005 (2005-09-22) –
May 8, 2009 (2009-05-08)
External links
Website

The show was created by Rock and Ali LeRoi and was originally developed for Fox, before being passed over.[2] It was then picked-up by UPN where it aired for its first season in 2005, but later moved to The CW, where it aired its remaining three seasons. In 2009, Rock announced that the series' end had matched up with his own past and he felt it was time to end the show.[3][4]

CharactersEdit

ReceptionEdit

Everybody Hates Chris received critical acclaim. The American Film Institute selected Everybody Hates Chris as one of the best 10 television series of 2007, stating that the show "provides a very real look at growing up in America – a challenge that demands a discussion of race and class often absent from television today."[5] Everybody Hates Chris was named one of the Best School Shows of All Time by AOL TV.[6] Common Sense Media's Marjorie Kase and Shanel Walker & Emily Kofoed gave the show 4 stars, and said it was "a prime example of how to take serious issues and approach them in a humorous yet thought-provoking way. The series is innovative, funny, and stereotype-defying – enjoyable for teens and their parents."

Broadcast historyEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 22 September 22, 2005 May 11, 2006
2 22 October 1, 2006 May 14, 2007
3 22 October 1, 2007 May 18, 2008
4 22 October 3, 2008 May 8, 2009

U.S. broadcast historyEdit

UPN

  • September 22, 2005 – May 11, 2006: Thursdays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM (new)

The CW

  • October 1 – 8, 2006: Sundays 7:00 PM/6:00 PM (new)
  • October 16, 2006 – March 2008: Mondays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM (new)
  • March – May 2008: Sundays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM (new)
  • October 3 – November 28, 2008: Fridays 8:00 PM/7:00 PM (new)
  • December 12, 2008 – May 8, 2009: Sundays 5:00 PM/4:00 PM (New)
  • September 2009 – present: syndication[7]

Nielsen statsEdit

Season Time Slot (ET/PT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Thursday 8:00 PM September 22, 2005 May 11, 2006 2005–2006 #120 4.3
2 Sunday 7:00 PM (October 1 – 8, 2006)

Monday 8:00 PM (October 16, 2006 – May 14, 2007)

October 1, 2006 May 14, 2007 2006–2007 #137 2.7
3 Monday 8:00 PM (October 1 – December 10, 2007)

Sunday 8:00 PM (March 2 – May 18, 2008)

October 1, 2007 May 18, 2008 2007–2008 #198 2.3
4 Friday 8:00 PM October 3, 2008 May 8, 2009 2008–2009 #176 1.7

SyndicationEdit

The show aired regularly on broadcast TV during the week, and aired on Fox, MyNetworkTV and The CW affiliates. The show started airing on September 7, 2009 on Nick at Nite, becoming the youngest syndicated show on the channel, beating George Lopez (later beaten by The Goldbergs, Mom, and Young Sheldon). The series has since aired on TeenNick, TV One, Up, MTV2, VH1, BET and BET Her. The series currently airs on Fuse and Bounce TV.

In Canada, the show has aired on the networks YTV and Much. In the UK, the show has aired on Channel 5, Paramount Comedy 1 and now Sky Comedy.

AwardsEdit

Everybody Hates Chris won a NAACP Image Award for its writing in 2007. It has also been nominated for a Golden Globe and several Emmy Awards. In December 2008, Entertainment Weekly lists the Kwanzaa episode from this show as seventh on the magazine's "Must List: 10 Holiday Things We Love."[8]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Boldface type indicates a win.

2006 – Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Nominated)
2009 – Outstanding Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series – Darrian Jones for episode "Everybody Hates Back Talk" (Nominated)
2006 – Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series – Mark Doering-Powell for episode "Everybody Hates Funerals." (Nominated)
2006 – Outstanding Costumes for a Series – Kendra Long & Laura Haas for episode "Everybody Hates The Pilot" (Nominated)
2006 – New Series (Nominated)
2006 – Best Family Television Series (Comedy)
2006 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor (Comedy or Drama) – Tyler James Williams (Nominated)
2006 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor (Comedy or Drama) – Vincent Martella (Nominated)
2008 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor – Tyler James Williams (Nominated)
2008 – Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor – Vincent Martella (Nominated)
2006 – Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (Nominated)
2006 – Outstanding New Program of the Year (Nominated)
2006 – TV – Choice Actor: Comedy – Tyler James Williams (Nominated)
2006 – TV – Choice Actress: Comedy – Tichina Arnold (Nominated)
2006 – TV – Choice Breakout Show (Nominated)
2006 – TV – Choice Comedy/Musical Show (Nominated)
2006 – TV – Choice Parental Unit – Tichina Arnold & Terry Crews (Nominated)
2006 – TV – Choice Sidekick – Vincent Martella (Nominated)
2010 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams (Nominated)
2010 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold (Nominated)
2010 – Outstanding Comedy Series (Nominated)
2010 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates the G.E.D." (Nominated)
2009 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams (Nominated)
2009 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Terry Crews (Nominated)
2009 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold (Nominated)
2009 – Outstanding Comedy Series (Nominated)
2009 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates Port Authority" (Nominated)
2008 – Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates Guidance Counselor"
2008 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams (Nominated)
2008 – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Terry Crews (Nominated)
2008 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold (Nominated)
2008 – Outstanding Comedy Series (Nominated)
2008 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates Baseball" (Nominated)
2008 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Millicent Shelton for episode "Everybody Hates the Substitute" (Nominated)
2007 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams
2007 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold (Nominated)
2007 – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Terry Crews (Nominated)
2007 – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Antonio Fargas (Nominated)
2007 – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Whoopi Goldberg (Nominated)
2007 – Outstanding Comedy Series (Nominated)
2007 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Ali LeRoi for episode "Everybody Hates Elections" (Nominated)
2007 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Millicent Shelton for episode "Everybody Hates Valentine's Day" (Nominated)
2006 – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Tichina Arnold
2006 – Outstanding Comedy Series
2006 – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – Tyler James Williams (Nominated)
2006 – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Terry Crews (Nominated)
2006 – Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – Ken Whittingham (Nominated)
2006 – Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical (Nominated)
2006 – Favorite New Television Comedy (Nominated)
2006 – Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement – for episode "Everybody Hates Basketball" (Nominated)
2006 – Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form – Music – for episode "Everybody Hates Halloween" (Nominated)

DVD releasesEdit

Everybody Hates Chris has been released in Region 1 and Region 2.

DVD name Ep# Release date Technical details
Bonus features
The Complete First Season 22 October 10, 2006 4-Disc Set; Aspect ratio: 1.66:1; Language & Subtitles: English; Running time: 320 minutes
Everybody Hates the Making of Everybody Hates Chris; Everybody Hates the Set; Everybody Hates Video Cameras; Everybody Hates the Music; Everybody Hates Tichina's Theme Song; Everybody Hates Ali's Photos; Everybody Hates Bloopers; Deleted Scenes; Auditions
The Complete Second Season 22 October 9, 2007 4-Disc Set; Aspect ratio: 1.33:1; Language & Subtitles: English; Running time: 457 minutes
Everybody Hates the Cast and the Crew Again; Everybody Hates a Day in the Life of Tyler James Williams; Everybody Hates Mr. Omar's Women; Everybody Hates Vincent's School Tour; Everybody Hates Stand-Ins; Everybody Hates Caruso-isms; Everybody Hates Mrs. Morello's Racism; Everybody Hates Wardrobe; Gag Reel
The Complete Third Season 22 August 26, 2008 4-Disc Set; Aspect ratio: 2.35:1; Language & Subtitles: English; Running time: 320 minutes
The Complete Fourth Season 22 August 18, 2009 4-Disc Set; Aspect ratio: 2.35:1; Language & Subtitles: English; Running time: 320 minutes
The Complete Series 88 August 18, 2009 16-Disc Set; Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 ; Language & Subtitles: English; Running time: 1819 minutes
Same Bonus Features as the Individual Season Sets

StreamingEdit

The series is available to stream on Paramount+, Amazon Prime Video (through Paramount+), and Hulu, while it can be streamed for free on CW Seed, Pluto TV, and Peacock.[9] The series is often streamed with Season 1 incomplete, but Peacock now has the complete season set.

The series is also available to be purchased on the iTunes Store, Google TV, YouTube, and Vudu.

RebootEdit

In March 2021, it was announced an animated reboot of the series was in development with Chris Rock returning as narrator.[10] It was announced in July 2021 that Sanjay Shah, previous executive producer and co-showrunner of Central Park, was tapped to write and executive produce the series.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chris Rock". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011.
  2. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (2005-09-23). "Chris Rocks". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  3. ^ The CW announces fall schedule Archived 2012-04-13 at WebCite, Entertainment Weekly, 21 March 2009.
  4. ^ Kenny Montero Ending "Everybody Hates Chris" After This Season Archived 2012-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, ENEWSI.com, 24 April 2009.
  5. ^ "AFI AWARDS 2007". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2009-12-14.
  6. ^ "Best School Shows of All Time". AOL TV. Aol, Inc. August 26, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Breaking News - Award-Winning Series Everybody Hates Chris to Join Nick At Nite's Line-up, Fall 2009 | TheFutonCritic.com
  8. ^ "The Must List: 10 Holiday Things We Love," Entertainment Weekly 1026 (December 19, 2008): 68.
  9. ^ "Everybody Hates Chris | Where to Stream and Watch". Decider. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2021-03-16). "'Everybody Hates Chris' Animated Reboot, 'Shtisel' & 'Panther Baby' Adaptations In Works As CBS Studios Enters New Stage Post-Merger". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2021-03-21.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2021-07-26). "'Everybody Hates Chris': Sanjay Shah To Write Animated Reboot In Works At CBS Studios". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-07-26.

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