Chris Rock is dumping the CW and ending his sitcom, “Everybody Hates Chris,” after four seasons.
The show is based on Chris’ early life growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Hollywood.com reports that, for the cast, ending the show now seems to be a logical progression.
"Chris Rock didn’t graduate high school and started comedy when he was, like, 17 years old,” said Terry Crews who plays Chris’ Dad on the show. “Our Chris [played by Tyler James Williams] is now a sophomore in high school, so the timing is lining up pretty well. Once he becomes a comedian, the show’s over."
Tyler, who’s working towards a film degree at New York University, agrees with Terry, and he’s happy with how the show’s ending.
"An envelope arrives (with his high-school equivalency results), but before we find out the results, we fade to black. If it ends here, we ended it the right way," he told TV Guide Magazine. Chris thinks that scenario “might not be a bad way to go."
The unofficial finale of “Everybody Hates Chris” airs May 8 at 8 p.m. on the CW. It was one of the shows still in limbo over whether it would be brought back for another season; the other show is “The Game,” which will be reformatted as an hour-long dramedy.
“The Game” creator, Mara Brock Akil, will be pitching the show to CW execs on April 15, but she needs a little help. The cast and crew want the boys in the boardroom to know what an asset it is to the network. Now, they’ve released a video asking fans to show their support on the show’s messageboard. They’re aiming for 1 million messages by the time tha Mara re-pitches "The Game."
At press time, there were at least 30 threads devoted to saving “The Game.” But here’s the catch, you have to be a registered member of the CW board to add your name to the petition.
— Sonya Eskridge
Changing “The Game” for the CW