Chozen
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GenreAnimated sitcom
Created byGrant Dekernion
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes13 (3 Unaired)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
Running time19–21 minutes
Production companiesRough House Pictures
Floyd County Productions
FX Productions
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkFX
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 13 (2014-01-13) –
March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)

Chozen is an American adult animated sitcom, which aired from January 13, to March 31, 2014, on FX and which was created by Grant Dekernion.[1][2] The show aired for one season.

Production

Chozen was announced as the first original series pick-up for FXX, FX's spin-off network that launched in 2013,[2] but was later reassigned to FX where it aired after Archer on Monday nights.[1]

The series was a collaboration between the producers of Eastbound & Down and the producers of Archer.[1]

On May 14, 2014, Chozen was cancelled after one season.[3][4]

Chozen was released on DVD on December 16, 2014 exclusively through Amazon as a "manufactured on demand" DVD-R set.[5] The MOD double-disc set contains three previously unaired episodes.

Plot

Chozen is a gay white gangsta rapper on a quest to rebuild his career after being released from prison.[2]

Characters

Main characters

Other characters

Episodes

No. Title Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1"Pilot"Grant DekernionJanuary 13, 2014 (2014-01-13)XXCZ010010.94[6]
An aspiring rapper tries to get his life back on track after being released from prison.
2"Love & Bottlerockets"Grant DekernionJanuary 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)XXCZ010020.69[7]
When Chozen suspects Tracy's boyfriend is cheating on her, he takes matters into his own hands.
3"Beef"Brian AshJanuary 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)XXCZ010030.61[8]
A surprising job offer reunites Chozen with an old enemy.
4"Da Director"Christian LanderFebruary 3, 2014 (2014-02-03)XXCZ010040.69[9]
Tracy and Chozen collaborate on a video while Ricky and Crisco attempt to get Troy laid.
5"Laced"Willie Block & Jake EmanuelFebruary 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)XXCZ010050.56[10]
An old flame from prison comes between Chozen and the band as they prepare to perform at an exclusive party.
6"I'm With the Contraband"Story by : Brian Ash & Michael Jonathan Smith
Teleplay by : Brian Ash
March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)XXCZ010060.49[11]
Chozen launches an underground, anything goes bar at the university.
7"Family Weekend (or How Gary Got His Groove Back)"Shelby FeroMarch 10, 2014 (2014-03-10)XXCZ010070.61[12]
A campus visit turns into an unforgettable night for Chozen and Tracy's parents.
8"Boy's Night"Ryan ShirakiMarch 17, 2014 (2014-03-17)XXCZ010080.49[13]
Chozen and Hunter hit the hottest club in town, while Ricky and Crisco try to get exposure for their new song at a strip club, where Crisco reunites with a high school hottie with an embarrassing secret and Ricky becomes the sub to a brutal dominatrix.
9"In A Pickle"Mike RoweMarch 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)XXCZ010090.53[14]
Chozen and his crew are picked to be the newest cast members for a kids' show, but while Crisco and Ricky are enjoying the perks of being kiddie show stars, Chozen and Ricky stumble upon the show runner's sinister plot to keep Chozen from being a music star.
10"The Battle of Broken Spear"Christian LanderMarch 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)XXCZ010100.45[15]
At the summer's biggest music festival, Chozen confronts his past and goes head-to-head with Phantasm.
11"Sell, Sell, Sell"Michael Jonathan SmithUnairedXXCZ01011TBD
Back in the comfort of prison, Chozen confronts a new enemy.
12"Soul Patch"Brian AshUnairedXXCZ01012TBD
After an unfortunate series of events, Phantasm quits the rap game and finds love in a small town.
13"Scurry Stories"Christian LanderUnairedXXCZ01013TBD
Chozen and his crew go busting after a legendary ghost said to haunt campus.

Principal cast

Additional voices

International broadcast

Chozen premiered in Australia on 5 January 2015 on The Comedy Channel.[16]

References

  1. ^ a b c "'Chozen' Is FX's New Animated Gay White Rapper - Premiere". Rolling Stone, December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Danny McBride-Produced Animated Comedy 'Chozen' Gets Series at FXX". The Hollywood Reporter, June 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 14, 2014). "'Legit' Canceled by FX After Two Seasons, 'Chozen' Canceled After One". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Pedersen, Erik (14 May 2014). "FXX's 'Legit' & FX's 'Chozen' Cancelled". Deadline.
  5. ^ "Chozen DVD". Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  6. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Tops Charts with "Mike & Molly," "How I Met Your Mother"". TheFutonCritic.com. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  7. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Comedies Top Viewers, Demos". TheFutonCritic.com. 2014-01-20. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  8. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "How I Met Your Mother's" 200th Episode Tops Charts". TheFutonCritic.com. 2014-01-27. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 4, 2014). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Love and Hip Hop' Wins Night, 'WWE Raw', 'Single Ladies', 'Teen Wolf', 'Switched at Birth' & More". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  10. ^ Yanan, Travis (February 25, 2014). "Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Returns on Top in Viewers, Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  11. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 4, 2014). "Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Holds Top Spot in Viewers, Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  12. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 11, 2014). "Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice," "The Bachelor" Claim Top Spots". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  13. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 18, 2014). "Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Holds Off "DWTS" in Demo Race". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  14. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 25, 2014). "Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "DWTS" Tops Viewers, "The Voice" Leads Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  15. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 31, 2014). "Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "How I Met Your Mother" Goes Out on Top in Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  16. ^ David Knox (2 January 2015). "Airdate: Chozen". TV Tonight.