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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  1. little dude from across the street says

    I dont understand..
    The white man with the shades in the finale episodes. why is he looking so sceptic and WHY is Chris looking at him like that?

    It doesn’t make any sense.. Even tho’ I would love if there would come a season 5, i’m just happy that it ended as a finale with everything from before was now clear and he dropped out of school. which means that season 5 would be about his career becoming a comedian, but that story we already know of, if not – you can read about it on Wikipedia 😉

    I love the actors in the sitcom… Perfectly casted and they “kling” very good together!

    What a shame that there aren’t any more series.. What to do now!! lol

  2. Carter says

    This is a fantastic family show. My dad, sister and I used to watch this every night at 8 p.m. It was funny to see the comparisons to real families and then be able to laugh at ourselves when certain similar situations showed up. Bring it back, it’s great!

  3. Kosy says

    Sha lom!greetings from Nigeria…
    I love EHC.i just wish chris can continue this show…
    We love old & young stars from the show….

  4. Kosy says

    What?(crying)hey the show didnt end well.its ending showed that there will be a 5th season.please do something about it….i dont wanna miss chris,greg,rochelle,julius,tonya,drew,CARUSO…..am 100% in support of a 5th season….*sad*

  5. Anonymous says

    i am a white boy too and i’m not little i am 18 …. i don’t give a damn who is white and black,returns the show nowwwww …..

  6. Anonymous says

    who was the idiots that said that this was a pretty good finale…. ARE YOU KIDDING ME how can this season finale be a good end,the finale just prepared us for season 5 and a whole new storyline ….. HOW COULD THIS END BE A RIGHT ENDING for all the series,were you guys high with crack or something ?! give us at lees couple of more episodes that the story ends proparly,i think that almost everybody would agree with me :X …. from Bulgaria 😉

  7. Anonymous says

    Greetings from Bulgaria 😛 …… here Everybody Hates Chris is one of the most watched shows,at lees it was the most watched,I don’t know idiot canceled it and who didn’t like it ….. this show was one of the little things i loved in the TV,they better start the season 5,we deserve a full made finale :(

  8. Janey says

    This is the most unique show on TV on many levels. The actors are all wonderfully
    talented. I’m sorry there aren’t more episodes.

  9. sal says

    everyone hates chris—–dont watch much tv—with the exception of the yankee
    but that was the best show i have seen in years—-on the same level of enjoyment
    as the yankees——who was the bananna that cancelled it?????

  10. DaniD says

    Greetings from the land of Dracula (transylvania, romania).
    We also share other peoples oppinion, this show must go on!
    Chirs, fight the power! Give to your fans o proper final season. We need it! :)

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