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Classic sitcom being revived as an animated series leaves people with mixed emotions

Classic sitcom being revived as an animated series leaves people with mixed emotions

A 2000s fan-favorite sitcom is getting a revival with an all star cast

Sitcom fans are in for a treat as a 2000s classic is getting a revival.

Arguably the 00s was one of the best decades for sitcoms. From Curb Your Enthusiasm and Modern Family, to 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory, it was a very good decade for comedy.

Many of the above carried on post-2010, but this well-loved series didn't and was sadly canceled after four seasons.

A sitcom based on Chris Rock's life is getting a revival. (Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
A sitcom based on Chris Rock's life is getting a revival. (Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

While it ended back in 2009, the show still boasts a very impressive 98 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes - so I'm sure many fans will be overjoyed to learn that it's getting a revival.

The show in question is Everybody Hates Chris, which was based on comedian Chris Rock's life and growing up in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

While Rock didn't star in the show as a character, he did narrative the well-loved series and acted as executive producer.

Meanwhile, the likes of Tyler James Williams, Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold portrayed a young Chris, his father Julius and mother Rochelle respectively.

For Comedy Central's upcoming animated revival of Everybody Hates Chris, Crews and Arnold are coming back as Julius and Rochelle, as well as Rock returning to narrate and produce.

Everybody Hates Chris was released in 2005. (ROBERT VOETS/3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT)
Everybody Hates Chris was released in 2005. (ROBERT VOETS/3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT)

New cast members include Tim Johnson Jr., Ozioma Akagha, Terrence Little Gardenhigh and Gunnar Sizemore, Variety reports.

The new series is called Everybody Still Hates Chris and is expected to premiere later this year.

"I'm very excited to introduce the world to another funny side of my childhood," Rock said in a statement.

Everybody Still Hates Chris will cover stories 'inspired by [Rock's] experience growing up as a skinny nerd in a large working-class family in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, during the late 1980s', Comedy Central said in its release.

Terry Crews is reprising his role of Julius for the animation. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images)
Terry Crews is reprising his role of Julius for the animation. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images)

The revival was announced back in August 2022, which got the green light by MTV Entertainment. It was originally put in development by CBS Studios.

Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios, said at the time: "Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we’re excited to partner with him, 3 Arts and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome it as the next big hit in our expanding arsenal of iconic adult animation that includes smash series such as South Park and the new Beavis and Butt-Head."

It seems not everyone was happy with the news as one person wrote on X: "Great show but I’m not sure about it as animated material."

A second added: "The original was perfect we really don’t need any more."

However, many seemed overjoyed at the announcement as one fan commented: "Hell yeah finally."

Someone else penned: "Can’t wait!"

And another put: "Definitely looking forward to seeing this."

All four seasons of the original Everybody Hates Chris are currently streaming on platforms like Hulu, Paramount+ and Peacock.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Network Television

Topics: Chris Rock, Film and TV, Nostalgia