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Animated Reboot of “Everybody Hates Chris” Announced

The popular sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” based on comedian Chris Rock’s teenage years, is being rebooted in animated form for Comedy Central and Paramount+. The new series, titled “Everybody Still Hates Chris,” will see Rock return as the narrator and executive producer.

“Everybody Hates Chris” originally aired from 2005 to 2009, following a young Chris Rock navigating life in 1980s Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The series, which starred Tyler James Williams as a young Rock, was praised for its honest and comedic portrayal of serious issues. Over its run, the show earned multiple Emmy and NAACP Image Award nominations. Consequently, its legacy remains influential.

Rebooting the Series in Animation

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In addition to Rock’s return, the reboot will bring back the original series’ stars Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold, who played Chris’ parents. The animated format will allow the show to capture the same magic as the original. Furthermore, Rock’s “charming narration” is set to return, promising continuity in the show’s distinctive storytelling style.

Creative Team and Production Details

Notably, the reboot is a collaboration between CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment, the same team behind the original series. Sanjay Shah, known for his work on “South Park” and “Central Park,” will write the pilot and serve as showrunner and executive producer. He will work alongside Rock’s original creative partner, Ali LeRoi. Moreover, the strong creative team ensures that the reboot stays true to its roots while introducing fresh elements.

 

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Paramount+’s Expanding Animation Slate

The series is part of Paramount+‘s expanding animation slate, which includes the long-running “South Park” and a reboot of “Beavis and Butt-Head.” Therefore, the network is leaning into nostalgia with these reboots, aiming to bring back beloved properties for a new generation of viewers. This strategy highlights Paramount+’s commitment to blending classic content with modern appeal, thereby attracting a diverse audience.

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