Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom that is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s.
Christopher Julius Rock III is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.
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The show is set between 1982 and 1987, though Rock was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, being born in 1965.
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Rock himself grew up with his best friend, Kenny Montero, whom he has often referred to as the inspiration for a lot of the episodes.
In many of his interviews, Rock has described Montero as the reason he got into comedy in the first place.
The show's title parodies the hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Madylin Sweeten, and Monica Horan.
CBS is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
In 2008, The CW moved Everybody Hates Chris and The Game to the Friday night death slot.
The CW Television Network is an American broadcast television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of the United Paramount Network, and the Warner Bros. Entertainment division of Time Warner, former majority owner of The WB Television Network.
The "Friday night death slot" is a perceived graveyard slot in American television.
The fourth season of the series premiered Friday, October 3, 2008, at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central.
Prior to this, Rock announced that the end of season 4 matched up with his own past—dropping out of high school to become a comedian—and that it was time to end the show.