Everybody Hates Chris

Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom television series that is based around the troubled experiences of comedian Chris Rock as a teenager. 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
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
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
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]

Characters

Reception

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 history

U.S. broadcast history

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 stats

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

Syndication

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, and 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 4.

Awards

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 nominations

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 releases

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

DVD nameEp#Release dateTechnical 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

Streaming

The series is available to stream on Paramount+, 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.

Reboot

On March, 2021 it was announced an animated reboot of the series was in development with Chris Rock returning as narrator.[10]

References

  1. "Chris Rock". Yahoo! Movies. Archived on 06 August 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20110522142849/http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800019115/bio
  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. https://deadline.com/2021/03/everybody-hates-chris-animated-reboot-shtisel-panther-baby-cbs-studios-interview-1234713678/
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