Everybody Hates Chris debuted on UPN in 2005 and ran for four seasons, one on UPN and three on the CW. The series soon gained cult status and has continued on television through broadcast and cable syndication. Chris’ Everybody Still Hates Chris Animated Series Has Been Greenlit for a run on Paramount+ & Comedy Central.

According to Deadline, MTV Entertainment has ordered a straight-to-series order for Everybody Still Hates Chris. It is a reimagined animated version of Chris Rock’s beloved autobiographical family comedy Everybody Hates Chris. It will be available internationally on the streaming service Paramount+ and the sibling linear network Comedy Central. Rock reprises his role as narrator and executive producer of the new series, which, like the original, is based on the comedian’s teenage years.

Everybody Hates Chris was produced by CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment. It also originally developed the animated reboot. MTV Entertainment Studios has been expanding its adult animation portfolio with the recently announced Andy Samberg-produced series Digman! will produce alongside CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment. Jodie, the Daria spinoff film, Beavis and Bu*thead (both the movie and series reboots), and the stalwart South Park are all included.

Everybody Still Hates Chris’ pilot script was written by Sanjay Shah.  It is inspired by the late 1980s experiences Rock had as a skinny nerd growing up in a big working-class family in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Everybody Hates Chris co-creators Rock and Ali LeRoi, executive producers Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky of 3 Arts, and Shah serves as the show’s executive producers. Also, the exec producing the reboot is Grant Gish, MTV Entertainment Studios’ Head of Adult Animation.

The president/CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios, Chris McCarthy, praised Chris.

“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.”

CBS Studios first revealed the animated Everybody Hates Chris reboot with Rock on board almost a year and a half ago. Following Will Smith’s Oscar slap, Rock has been at the center of pop culture for the last four months. It has earned the comic a new following of admirers and has packed venues on his tour.

“A reimagining of this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series has been a source of creative discussions at our Studio for a long time. 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.”

Other collaborations between CBS and McCarthy’s divisions include MTV’s The Challenge doing a CBS spinoff and the CMT Music Awards airing on the broadcast network. In addition, CBS Studios’ animated series Tooning Out the News has just relocated from Paramount+ to Comedy Central. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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