The Cleveland Show

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The Cleveland Show
El Show de Cleveland (The Cleveland Show) Logo.png
Genre Animation
Adult comedy
Cutaway gag humor
Created by Seth MacFarlane
Mike Henry
Richard Appel
Voices of Mike Henry
Sanaa Lathan
Kevin Michael Richardson
Reagan Gomez-Preston
Jason Sudeikis
Seth MacFarlane
Theme music composer Walter Murphy
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Seth MacFarlane
Mike Henry
Richard Appel

Co-Executive Producers:
Kirker Butler
John Viener (Season 3-present)
Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein (Season 3-present)
Jonathan Green (Season 2-present)
Gabe Miller (Season 2-present)
Producer(s) Kara Vallow
Jonathan Green (Season 1)
Gabe Miller (Season 1)
Courtney Lilly (Season 2-present)

Co-Producers:
Aseem Batra (Season 1)
Clarence Livingston (Season 1)
Aaron Lee (Season 2-present)
Matt Murray (Season 2-present)

Supervising Producers:
Aseem Batra (Season 2-present)
Clarence Livingston (Season 2-present)
Editor(s) Kirk Benson
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
Distributor 20th Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run September 27, 2009[1] – present
Status Returning series
Chronology
Related shows Family Guy
American Dad!
Other websites
Official website

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.[2] On June 10, 2010, three weeks after the first season ended it was renewed for another season (season 3).[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.

The show uses a lot of profanity and sex scenes, which is why the show is rated TV-14, and rarely TV-PG.

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 | edit 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".[4]

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 | edit 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 | edit source]

Main cast members
Mike Henry by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Sanaa Lathan by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg Reagan Gomez by Gage Skidmore.jpg Kevin Michael Richardson by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg Jason Sudeikis at 2009 NYTVF.jpg Seth MacFarlane by Gage Skidmore 5.jpg
Mike Henry Sanaa Lathan Reagan Gomez-Preston Kevin Michael Richardson Jason Sudeikis Seth MacFarlane
Cleveland Brown and Rallo Tubbs Donna Tubbs Roberta Tubbs Cleveland Brown, Jr. and Lester Krinklesac Holt Richter
and Terry Kimple
Tim the Bear

Episodes[change | edit source]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 21 September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27) May 23, 2010 (2010-05-23) September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28) September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27) June 29, 2011 (2011-06-29)
2 22 September 26, 2010 (2010-09-26) May 15, 2011 (2011-05-15) September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27) January 30, 2012 (2012-01-30)[5] November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09)
3 22 September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25) May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20) TBA TBA TBA
4 23 October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07) May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19) TBA TBA TBA

Ratings[change | edit source]

Season Season premiere Season finale TV season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1st September 27, 2009 May 23, 2010 2009–2010 #72[6] 6.38[6]
2nd September 26, 2010 May 15, 2011 2010–2011 #90[6] 6.12[6]
3rd September 25, 2011 May 20, 2012 2011–2012 TBA TBA

International broadcast[change | edit source]

The show was originally aired on Fox, and has been released in many other countries.

Country Network First Aired
 United States Fox September 27, 2009
 Canada Global
 Australia Network Ten
Eleven
FOX8
December 2, 2009–January 12, 2011
January 12, 2011–present
March 13, 2011–present
 United Kingdom
E4
FX
February 1, 2010 – present
January 6, 2011 – present
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico FX Latin America April 25, 2010
 Brazil FX Latin America
Republic of Ireland Ireland 3e February 21, 2010
 Portugal
FOX Portugal June 5, 2010
 Denmark TV 2 Zulu June 23, 2010
Israel Israel Yes Comedy July 2, 2010
 Greece Greece FX GR March 2010
 Hungary Hungary Comedy Central July 7, 2010
 Russia 2x2 September 2, 2010
 Italy Italy FOX
Italia 2
September 7, 2010
 Spain FOX
Neox
July 19, 2010
 Norway TV2 August 13, 2010
 Netherlands Comedy Central September 12, 2010
 New Zealand C4
Four
Comedy Central
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
Flag of Estonia (bordered).svg 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 | edit source]

All seasons are available on DVD and Blu-ray.

References[change | edit source]

Other websites[change | edit source]