UPN Picks Up ‘Chris’ for Full Season

Oct 5, 2005  •  Post A Comment

UPN has given a full-season order to its new Thursday night sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris.” The single-camera comedy, which profiles the Brooklyn childhood of comedian Chris Rock, was an early critics and advertisers’ favorite.

The series premiere of “Chris” was the highest-rated episode of any comedy in the history of UPN. The network, which ran wrestling last season on Thursdays, has improved the night by 13 percent in adults 18 to 49 by running four sitcoms, anchored by “Chris.”

Co-creator and narrator Chris Rock, co-creator and writer Ali LeRoi, Howard Gewirtz, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky are executive producers. “Chris” is a production of Chris Rock Enterprises, in association with Paramount Network Television.