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MTV Greenlights Chris Rock’s ‘Everybody Still Hates Chris’ Animated Series

Network announces straight-to series order for show based on the award-winning ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ live-action series inspired by the comedian’s experiences growing up as a skinny nerd in Brooklyn.

MTV Entertainment Studios has announced a straight-to-series order for Everybody Still Hates Chris, a reimagined animated version of Chris Rock's popular award-winning TV series, Everybody Hates Chris, that originally ran four seasons on UPN and then The CW from 2005-2009. The half-hour animated series features Rock narrating stories inspired by his experiences growing up as a skinny nerd in a large working-class family in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, during the late 1980s.

The news comes as the studio continues to ramp up its animation slate, and on the heels of the 25th-anniversary celebration of South Park. Everybody Still Hates Chris joins MTV Entertainment Studios previously announced Andy Samberg-produced comedy series Digman!, Jodie, a spin-off movie of the Daria franchise, and both the film and series return of Beavis and Butt-Head.

“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,” said Chris McCarthy, president/CEO, 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,” added 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. This also marks another significant in-house collaboration for CBS with Chris McCarthy and our valued partners at MTV Entertainment Studios as we jointly support this marquee series for Paramount+ and Comedy Central.”

Rock executive produces with Sanjay Shah (King of the Hill, South Park, Central Park), who will also serve as showrunner, and Ali LeRoi, Michael Rotenberg, and Dave Becky. CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment produce the series.

Everybody Hates Chris won an NAACP Image Award for its writing in 2007 and was nominated for a Golden Globe and several Emmy Awards.

Source: MTV Entertainment Studios

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.