Everybody Hates Chris (2006)
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This William S. Paley Television Festival seminar honors iEverybody Hates Chrisi, a sitcom that takes place in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, in 1982, the year Chris Rock turned 13.piTV Guidei Bureau Chief Craig Tomashoff moderates the panel discussion, which features creators Chris Rock and Ali LeRoi, and cast members Tichina Arnold, Terry Crews, Imani Hakim, Tequan Richmond, and Tyler James Williams.pPanelists discuss how the show ended up on UPN; the similarity between the show and Rocks real youth; what made Rock want to create a sitcom; what NBA coach Phil Jackson taught Rock about having a good cast; the casting process; viewer feedback from controversial episodes; and whether young Chris will ever become a comedian on the show.pAudience questions lead to a discussion of whether Rock is frustrated by the lack of audience for his show; whether the show is mainly about racial issues; Rocks favorite medium; how a minority writer can break into the TV business; music on the show; and what Rocks family thinks of the show.

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