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Chris Rock is ‘family friendly’?

(Posted September 22, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

LOS ANGELES - In one of the more unlikely product endorsements of recent years, a group of major advertisers is touting provocative comedian Chris Rock as the next poster child for “family-friendly” television.


“Everybody Hates Chris,” a new comedy that Rock created, produced and narrates about his childhood, was showcased this week at a TV industry symposium presented by a Madison Avenue group called the Family Friendly Programming Forum.


It singled out “Chris,” which debuts Thursday on UPN, as a perfect example of what it says advertisers and viewers want more of in prime time — shows that appeal to both kids and their parents, without seeming sanitized or preachy.


“In the first two seconds, you see the title of the script and you see, ‘Inspired by the life of Chris Rock,’ and you wonder what’s that about,”’ Jacobs said. “But past that it was just a terrific script, a great pilot (episode) and it’s going to be a great series.”



Source: MSNBC News
 


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