The Cleveland Show
|The Cleveland Show|
Cutaway gag humor
|Created by||Seth MacFarlane
|Voices of||Mike Henry
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Theme music composer||Walter Murphy|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||65 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Seth MacFarlane
John Viener (Season 3-present)
Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein (Season 3-present)
Jonathan Green (Season 2-present)
Gabe Miller (Season 2-present)
Jonathan Green (Season 1)
Gabe Miller (Season 1)
Courtney Lilly (Season 2-present)
Aseem Batra (Season 1)
Clarence Livingston (Season 1)
Aaron Lee (Season 2-present)
Matt Murray (Season 2-present)
Aseem Batra (Season 2-present)
Clarence Livingston (Season 2-present)
|Camera setup||Animated rendition of single camera|
|Running time||22–23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Person Unknown Productions
Happy Jack Productions
Fuzzy Door Productions
20th Century Fox Television
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original run||September 27, 2009 – present|
|Related shows||Family Guy
The Cleveland Show is an animated sitcom that first aired on September 27, 2009 on the "Animation Domination" block on Fox in the United States. The show was created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, and Richard Appel as a spin-off show from Family Guy.
The family was conceived by MacFarlane, he took the Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown, and his son, Cleveland Brown Jr., and redesign Cleveland Brown Jr. to make him look older, and softly-spoken. Before the first episode aired it was already renewed for season 2, which had 22 episodes. On June 10, 2010, three weeks after the first season ended it was renewed for another season (season 3). It was also renewed for season 4.
The series shows the life of Cleveland Brown, his son, Cleveland Brown Jr., his wife, Donna, and her kids, Roberta and Rallo.
According to critics, the show is an okay show, however some say it is a horrible show. The Parents Television Council said that the first season episodes was the worst show of the week. About 6 million people watched the show for season one. It was nominated for an award on the 36th People's Choice Awards, and on the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Production[change | change source]
At the start of the show, Cleveland Brown and his son, Cleveland Brown Jr., move from the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island to Stoolbend, Virginia.
Cleveland said to Glenn Quagmire that he is getting a spin-off on Family Guy episode, "Baby Not on Board".
Originally, the theme song had a line with Cleveland Brown, he said "happy black-guy face", this was changed to "happy mustached face".
Characters[change | change source]
- Cleveland Brown, an African-American male who is very polite to everyone and has a unique laugh, he used to Peter Griffin's friend until moving.
- Donna Tubbs, second wife of Cleveland Brown, and current wife of Cleveland Brown.
- Cleveland Brown, Jr., the son of Cleveland Brown
- Roberta Tubbs, fifteen-year-old daughter of Donna Tubbs
- Rallo Tubbs, the five-year-old son of Donna Tubbs
Voice cast[change | change source]
Episodes[change | change source]
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||21||September 27, 2009||May 23, 2010||September 28, 2010||September 27, 2010||June 29, 2011|
|2||22||September 26, 2010||May 15, 2011||September 27, 2011||January 30, 2012||November 9, 2011|
|3||22||September 25, 2011||May 20, 2012||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|4||23||October 7, 2012||May 19, 2013||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Ratings[change | change source]
|Season||Season premiere||Season finale||TV season||Ranking||Viewers
|1st||September 27, 2009||May 23, 2010||2009–2010||#72||6.38|
|2nd||September 26, 2010||May 15, 2011||2010–2011||#90||6.12|
|3rd||September 25, 2011||May 20, 2012||2011–2012||TBA||TBA|
International broadcast[change | change source]
The show was originally aired on Fox, and has been released in many other countries.
|United States||Fox||September 27, 2009|
|December 2, 2009–January 12, 2011
January 12, 2011–present
March 13, 2011–present
| United Kingdom
|February 1, 2010 – present
January 6, 2011 – present
|Mexico||FX Latin America||April 25, 2010|
|Brazil||FX Latin America|
|Ireland||3e||February 21, 2010|
||FOX Portugal||June 5, 2010|
|Denmark||TV 2 Zulu||June 23, 2010|
|Israel||Yes Comedy||July 2, 2010|
|Greece Greece||FX GR||March 2010|
|Hungary Hungary||Comedy Central||July 7, 2010|
|Russia||2x2||September 2, 2010|
|September 7, 2010|
|July 19, 2010|
|Norway||TV2||August 13, 2010|
|Netherlands||Comedy Central||September 12, 2010|
February 10, 2011 - present
2011 - present
|Philippines||Jack TV||October 2010|
|South Africa||Vuzu||November 29, 2010|
|Uruguay||Monte Carlo TV||December 18, 2010|
|Sweden||Kanal 5 (Sweden)||January 3, 2011|
|Czech Republic||Prima Cool||February 5, 2011|
|Poland||FOX Poland||February 16, 2011|
|France France||France Ô||April 8, 2011|
|Estonia||TV6 (Estonia)||June 1, 2011|
|Latvia||TV6 Latvia||December 1, 2010|
|Palestinian territories||FX||July, 2011|
|Argentina||FX||January 29, 2012|
DVD releases[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2009-2010 Season". TheFutonCritic.com. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20090615fox01.
- "Baby Not On Board". Mark Hentemann (writer) & Julius Wu (director). Family Guy. Fox. September 1, 2008. No. 4, season 7.
- "The Cleveland Show - Season 2 (DVD)". Amazon UK. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cleveland-Show-Season-DVD/dp/B00503QOJS/. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Series". Tvbythenumbers. Nielsen Business Media. May 26, 2006. http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/06/16/final-2009-10-broadcast-primetime-show-average-viewership/54336. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
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