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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.”

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Everybody Hates Chris Lover April 25, 2011 at 7:38 am

I <3 (love) Everybody Hates Chris


Kyla April 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I’m not surprised. How long do BLACK tv shows last?
Im really gonna miss Tichina Arnold’s performance. She’s a great actress and I feel she made the show. Oh well, at least we got the DVD’s! :D all good things come to an end.


jide josef April 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

its too bad it had to come to an end this soon. my family and i loved it dearly.


WITH LOVE FROM KENYA March 17, 2011 at 7:16 am

Why would anybody wanna cancel ‘Everybody Hates Chris?!’ I LOVE THAT SHOW!!


Rosny February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

I agree too and I dont think I can never let it go I wanted to know what happen next ?


Leonardo February 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

Heck here in Brazil the whole world hates chris and most watched because you ended the season more fun because it puts the world once the 5th season!


Carim February 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

I agree, i don’t know why you people have to cancel the only movie you get right. The same way I heard Kyle XY, was canceled, now there is no fifth season to everybody hates Chris. I think this is no right, stop canceling movies that people enjoy, if you want to end it, then end it not cancel it at the middle of the story.


Jimbo February 13, 2011 at 5:43 am

I really liked this show. It’s very sad that it’s cancelled. I really wanted to see the rest of the story. :(


Michael February 1, 2011 at 11:36 am

As always, they cancel everything that is good and funny.


Thiago January 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Hello I am Brazilian serie everybody hates chris is here and I really like several brasileiors want season 5 am fingers crossed bye bye love you americans


Staie from new york January 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

man i really don’t see y you guys are cancelling the because of that ending in the Chinese restaurant. Plus even if the new season would start with him in collage put the whole crew. Chris’s family, Greg, and even Tasha there where they hook up again if they did or a back-story to y they’re not together. Maybe also Caruso. but at least an proper ending into Chris’s carrier and Drew and Tonya’s to but that my opinion.



KKTS January 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Why would they cancel such a great show……


gorgrzes from POLAND January 13, 2011 at 5:58 am

I love this SHOW!!


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Liyahboo January 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I loveeeee this show!.. like i swear it completes my life.. i dont go 1 day without watchin this show.. Why woud anybody want to cancled this show. And what makes me mad is cause you see chris and his family at the diner and he gets the envelop opens it and then the tv goes blank.. like that episode hade me on my toes. Yall should really start a new season cause the ending makes it seem like there will be another episode.. HOPEFULLY there will be another episode.


noteveryonehateschris February 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Nope. They ended it like the finale of The Sopranos. And people were certainly pissed about that!! Yeah,it’s a funny show but i could do without some of the racial slurs. I wouldn’t like it much if the show was slammin blacks either.


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