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Chris Rock and Will Smith to Direct Episodes of Their Respective UPN Series, "Everybody Hates Chris" and "All of Us"

[via press release from UPN]


Executive producers Chris Rock and Will Smith will direct episodes of their respective UPN series, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS and ALL OF US, which will air later this season on UPN.

In the Chris Rock directed episode of EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS entitled "Everybody Hates Corleone," Chris grows tired of getting beat up by bullies at school, so he asks his parents to be transferred to the neighborhood school, but when they deny the request, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Julius' new job at the fish market makes him stink up the house and everyone in it.

In the Will Smith directed episode of ALL OF US, Bobby says the "N" word at a birthday party, and it forces Robert to examine his own use of the term and whether or not it's appropriate.

Inspired by his childhood experiences, comedian Chris Rock narrates EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, the hilarious, touching story of a teenager growing up as the eldest of three children in Brooklyn, New York during the early 1980's. Uprooted to a new neighborhood and bused to a predominantly white middle school two-hours away by his strict, hard-working parents, Chris struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in line at home and surmounting the challenges of junior high. This responsible, resilient adolescent brings a distinct, funny spin to his everyday trials and traumas.

In its third season, ALL OF US, the series inspired by the domestic adventures of entertainment superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, reflects a new generation's enlightened attitude toward juggling ex-spouses, dating and professional lives with humor, sensitivity and heart.

  [january 2006]  


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