MTV Entertainment Studios announced today that it’s continuing to ramp up its robust animation slate with the exciting addition of Everybody Still Hates Chris, a reimagined animated version of Chris Rock’s award-winning family show Everybody Hates Chris. The new series, which is also inspired by the comic’s teenage years, has a straight-to-series order.
Executive produced by Rock and alongside Sanjay Shah (King of the Hill, South Park, Central Park), who will act as showrunner, Ali LeRoi, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky, produced by CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment, the new half-hour animated series will feature 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.
“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 & 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.”
Building on the success of its adult animation slate and on the heels of celebrating the 25th anniversary 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 iconic Daria franchise with Tracee Ellis Ross in the titular role — 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.
Airing from 2005 to 2009 on UPN and later The CW, Everybody Hates Chris won a NAACP Image Award for its writing in 2007 and was also nominated for a Golden Globe and several Emmy Awards.