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CW Proves Everybody Doesn't Hate "Chris"

I guess it pays to be hated.

In a surprise move, the CW will announce later today that it will give an early full season pickup for comedy Everybody Hates Chris.

The announcement is expected to come at the CW's portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, currently underway in Pasadena. The early full season pick up of Everybody Hates Chris (a full 22 episodes for the 2007-08 season) is the first so far for the CW.

Chris recounts the childhood experiences of Chris Rock (who narrates the single-camera comedy) growing up in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn in the 1980s. It was created by Rock and Ali LeRoi and stars Tyler James Williams, Tichina Arnold, Terry Crews, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim, and Vincent Martella.

The full season pickup for Chris definitely shines a light on the strength of this superlative series, which launched in the fall of 2005 on UPN before moving over to the newly created CW at the start of the season.

Meanwhile, I'm hoping that a full season pickup announcement for Veronica Mars will soon follow. Fingers crossed.


Great news! Glad the CW came through for this excellent comedy. I will keep my fingers crossed for Veronica Mars as well.
Vance said…
Yeah, whatever light was shined is now buried and burned deep in middle earth since Dawn Ostroff and their SUPER programming execs just bounced Veronica Mars for 8 weeks so we can find a delightful new Pussycat Doll. How droll that the Search for a new Pussycat Doll will take Veronica Mars' post Gilmore Girls timeslot. It's like some weird joke on feminism or something right?
Anonymous said…
Good news, but that sucks about Veronica. Way to go, CW, thanks for setting feminism back 40 years!
Anonymous said…
I love Everybody Hates Chris but would be happy to exchange their pickup for one for Veronica Mars. When will Dawn Ostroff and her idiot executives realize that we don't want to watch tripe like the Pussycat Dolls nonsense instead of a smart show like Veronica Mars???

Seriously, some TV execs are too dumb to live.
Anonymous said…
i think the pick up for Everybody Hates Chris is great!! I hope we see much more of Chris and Greg, The show needs to stay in the school or have Greg go to Chris's home. something to keep them together to draw a big market.

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