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Animated “Everybody Hates Chris” Revival Announced

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Everybody Still Hates Chris

Comedian Chris Rock is the creator of many things, the 2000s family sitcom Everybody Hates Chris being one of them. The show ran on UPN, and then The CW, from 2005 through 2009….and now it’s coming back, but not as you know it. The setup and characters will still be the same, and Rock will still be the narrator, but this time it’ll be animated. This toony revival will be called, naturally, Everybody Still Hates Chris. (Will Smith especially!)

To fully explain what this is, first we have to establish that CBS had a generic multi-cam “I hate my wife” comedy in the 1990s called Everybody Loves Raymond. This prompted Rock to name his own show Everybody Hates Chris, but aside from the parodic name, the two shows had nothing in common. Everybody Hates Chris was a single-cam, semi-biographical series about Rock’s own childhood growing up in Brooklyn during the 1980s.

Despite lasting a respectable four seasons (and surviving the death of its original network home in the process), Everybody Hates Chris didn’t get much attention during its original run. Which was a pity, because I thought it was hilarious. Perhaps more viewers will come to know it in its animated incarnation.

“Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we’re excited to partner with him, 3 Arts and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome it as the next big hit in our expanding arsenal of iconic adult animation,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.

“A reimagining of this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series has been a source of creative discussions at our studio for a long time,” said George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS. “It’s exciting to join forces with 3 Arts and the comedic genius of Chris Rock as he expands on his vision of the original show in this innovative new format.”

Watch for Everybody Still Hates Chris, debuting in an unspecified future year on Paramount+ and Comedy Central.