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Everybody Hates Chris: CW Sitcom Cancelled, No Season Five

Everybody Hates ChrisIn the network’s commitment to get out of the “sitcom business,” the CW has cancelled Everybody Hates Chris. There won’t be a fifth season but luckily series creator Chris Rock beat them to the punch.

Everybody Hates Chris is loosely based on Rock’s early life and features Tyler James Williams, Terry Crews, Tequan Richmond, Tichina Arnold, Imani Hakim, and Vincent Martella.

The show’s been around for four seasons and its viewership has been in decline for awhile. It certainly didn’t help that, this season, the CW decided to strand the sitcom on little-watched Friday nights. Added to the fact that Chris doesn’t exactly match the network’s targeted demographic, it was obvious that the show’s days were numbered.

Rather than take a chance on not being able to give the show a proper ending, Rock decided to finish the show on his own terms. The season four finale revolves around Chris dropping out of high school, just as Rock did in real life. If the series had returned for year five, it could have explored his journey to do stand-up but as it is, the season finale still works as a last episode. There’s even a not-so-subtle nod to the famous Sopranos finale at the end.

Williams is currently pursuing a film course at New York University and is satisfied with the final episode. He told TV Guide, “If it ends here, we ended it the right way.” Rock agreed, saying, “It might not be a bad way to go.”

Are you upset or glad that the show won’t be back for season five?

 

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Dee March 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Very upset to see the show end like that I would love to see what happened to Chris! Did he pass his G.E.D? Did he do back to school and repeat 10th grade? This was a great show there’s not many Black Family TV shows and its just “Tragic” There won’t be a season 5! What does the last show tell kids who looked up to this family? Please we LOVE EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS!!!!!

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ALDADAH January 26, 2015 at 12:17 pm

TRAGIC TRAAAGIC

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Fredrick March 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

hahahahahahaaaa dude this comment reminds me of mr.omar lol, i love that guy in the show and kill moves.

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TAMEKIA December 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I’M VERY UPSET THAT THE SHOW ENDED ME AND MY KIDS WATCH IT TOGETHER AS A FAMILY DIDN’T MISS ONE EPISODE.I LOVE THIS SHOW .PLEASE BRING IT BACK

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ttm November 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Loved the show. It is the only show that has made me laugh hard in each episode.

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Anonymous August 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Upset

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Anonymous February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I love that show man! I am really sad that ends like this :( comon Chris make them do the show!

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7rademark April 12, 2013 at 10:05 am

upset

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Tayla Campos March 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Everybody Hates Chris é o MELHOOOR .. Não podia parar .. Vem pra gente quinta temporada ..

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Marcel Tanasoiu March 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

It was a really great show…if you dont whant to make $$$ that’s your problem…not with love!

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Nisio February 22, 2013 at 8:30 am

Boo why did it have to end
I loved that show

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alex January 25, 2013 at 5:26 am

wtf i love that show they need to do a 5 seasson please!!!!

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Gavril Theodor January 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

This was 10 thousand dollars worth of best movie ever!

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tonia okpunor September 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

This is so sad really loved watching it sobssss

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columbus wilder jr September 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I watch “Everybody Hates Chris” reruns over and over. The show was too funny. I simply
loved it. I would love to see a season 5,6,7,8 to say the least.

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love Takis July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

WE NEED EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS! IT IS A REALLY GOOD SHOW

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