It's 2022, and Everybody Hates Chris is coming back to our screens - but this time with a little twist! 13 years later, and one of our favorite sitcoms of all time is returning to TV, but in animated form. You heard us, an animated Chris! The iconic show got the green light from MTV Entertainment for a straight-to-order series, and lucky for us the rebooted series will have Chris Rock leading the pack.
The hilarious series initially aired in 2005 and ran for four seasons until the show was canceled in 2009. Created by the genius comedian Chris Rock, Everybody Hates Chris followed Chris, played by Tyler James Williams, as he navigated through the ups and downs of being a teenager in the 80s. The hilarious show was originally inspired by Chris Rock himself as a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children in Bed-Stuy, New York. Rock has jumped on as the show's executive producer, in addition to re-joining the cast as the narrator of the soon-to-be hilarious hit.
Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment, released a statement saying, "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 that includes smash series such as South Park and the new Beavis and Butt-Head." The show is scheduled to premiere on Paramount+ and Comedy Central.
During its' original running, the show was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe and took home the NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series award in 2008. Rock is working alongside Sanjay Shah, a former writer on South Park and Central Park, to produce the upcoming animated Everybody Hates Chris. Although there is no word on if the original cast will be reprising their roles in the series, we are thrilled to know Rock will be narrating the hilarious stories of his teenage years - and we can't wait to see what's in store for us this time around. Stay tuned.