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Everybody Hates Chris
EverybodyHatesChrisposter.jpg

First promotional poster
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Based on Teenage experiences of Chris Rock
Starring
Narrated by Chris Rock
Composer Marcus Miller
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 88 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Production locations Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production companies
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Original release September 22, 2005 –
May 8, 2009
External links
Website

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]

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 chris 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[edit]

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[edit]

The show aired regularly on broadcast TV during the week, and aired on FoxMyNetworkTV 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 and Mom, which both premiered in 2013). The series has since aired on TeenNickTV OneUpMTV2VH1, and BET. 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 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

Streaming 

The series is available to stream on CBS All AccessPrime Video (through CBS All Access), and Hulu, while it can be streamed for free on both CW Seed 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 StoreGoogle TVYouTube, and Vudu.