Chrisley Knows Best
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GenreReality
Starring
  • Todd Chrisley
  • Julie Chrisley
  • Kyle Chrisley
  • Lindsie Chrisley Campbell
  • Chase Chrisley
  • Savannah Chrisley
  • Grayson Chrisley
  • Chloe Chrisley
  • Faye Chrisley
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes197 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Adam Greener
  • Jim Sayer
  • Stephanie Bloch Chambers
  • Todd Chrisley
ProducerAnnie Kate Pons
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 11, 2014 (2014-03-11) –
present (present)

Chrisley Knows Best is an American reality television series that premiered on the USA Network on March 11, 2014.[1] It revolves around the lives of Georgia real estate tycoon Todd Chrisley and his wealthy family.[2][3][4] The show was filmed in Roswell and Alpharetta, suburbs of Atlanta,[2] before moving primarily to Nashville during the fourth season. Growing Up Chrisley, a spin-off focusing on Chase and Savannah Chrisley, premiered in 2019. In June 2022, Todd Chrisley and his wife Julie Chrisley were found guilty on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion and submitting false documents to banks to take out loans and fund their lavish lifestyle.[5] In November 2022, the couple was sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison. The series was canceled due to the scandal.[6]

Cast

Todd and Savannah Chrisley interviewed by RumorFix at KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball 2014
Todd and Savannah Chrisley interviewed by RumorFix at KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball 2014

Production

The series was pitched to ten networks, nine of them made offers to buy it.[7] USA Network picked up the series in December 2013.[28] The series was executive produced by Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, and Stephanie Chambers.[29] Maverick TV and All3Media America were the production companies behind the series.[30] The series producers had access to the Chrisleys' schedule and decided which events to film.[31] The family stated that being on television made them think twice before doing things, both on and off-camera. Julie said, "People are watching, people are looking at you. Whether that be good or bad, they're gonna catch it all."[32]

On April 14, 2014, the USA Network ordered a 12-episode second season of Chrisley Knows Best.[33] At the time the series garnered more young viewers than any other original program on USA Network, with a median age of 36.5 years among viewers.[33] The series aired its 100th episode in June 2018.[31][34]

On August 13, 2019, during the seventh season of the show, Todd and Julie were indicted by the Georgia Department of Revenue on multiple tax evasion and bank fraud charges. They turned themselves in on August 14 and were later released on a $100,000 bond.[35][36] Despite the charges, the series was renewed for an eighth season.[37][38] The couple settled the case with the Georgia Department of Revenue but still faced multiple federal charges including tax evasion.[39] The federal trial began on May 17, 2022, and ended on June 7; they were convicted on each of the charges against them.[40] On November 21, 2022, Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to 12 and 7 years in prison respectively.[41] The series, and spin-off Growing Up Chrisley, were canceled. A handful of episodes from the previously-renewed tenth season, filmed prior to the trial, will air on USA Network in 2023.[6]

Episodes

Main article: List of Chrisley Knows Best episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)April 22, 2014 (2014-04-22)
213October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)December 17, 2014 (2014-12-17)
320June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)December 23, 2015 (2015-12-23)
426March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)November 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)
527February 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)
626May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08)December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18)
727May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)November 21, 2019 (2019-11-21)
826July 9, 2020 (2020-07-09)March 25, 2021 (2021-03-25)
926August 12, 2021 (2021-08-12)August 11, 2022 (2022-08-11)

Broadcast and streaming

Chrisley Knows Best is broadcast on USA Network in the United States. In the UK, it airs on ITVBe. Chrisley Knows Best reruns can be seen on E!, USA Network, Bravo, and video on demand.

In Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ireland the first two seasons can be streamed on Netflix. In the United States, all seasons of Chrisley Knows Best can be streamed on Hulu + Live TV and Peacock.

Reception

Chrisley Knows Best received "mixed or average" reviews according to Metacritic, based on five reviews from the first two seasons.[42] Tom Gliatto and Liza Hamm of People gave a positive review, saying "This is the best 'family' reality series since Here Comes Honey Boo Boo or even The Osbournes from several centuries ago."[43][44] Hillary Busis of Entertainment Weekly gave a mixed review, saying "If you can get past the canned lines and sub-sitcom storylines, the Chrisley crew can be fun".[45]

Brian Lowry of Variety gave the show a mixed review, stating that it is "intended to elicit sniggering" regarding Todd Chrisley's "'flamboyant'" personality.[46] In his review of the show's second season, Lowry described it as "a throwback that recycles old sitcom plots, under the guise of an unscripted series".[47]

From 2015 to 2017, the series won the NATPE's Reality Breakthrough award for best docusoap.[48][49][50] In 2016, it was nominated at the 22nd Critics' Choice Awards for "Best Unstructured Reality Series", but lost to Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.[51]

In July 2022, Matt Roush, a television critic for TV Insider publicly expressed his disgust over the show's return the previous month in light of Todd and Julie's recent criminal convictions.[52]

Related projects

Todd was busy in 2015 developing a talk-show with USA Network; he mentioned early plans for a spin-off that would focus on Chase and Savannah.[53]

According to Chrisley

In August 2017, it was announced that USA Network had ordered a half-hour after show titled According to Chrisley.[54] According to Chrisley is hosted by Todd and features him "tackling the truth about marriage, parenting, sex and relationships." Each episode also features a member of the Chrisley family and a celebrity guest.[55] The show premiered on September 12, 2017.[56] It was canceled after one season due to poor ratings.[57]

What's Cooking With Julie Chrisley

On October 3, 2017, USA Network's website launched What's Cooking With Julie Chrisley, a 10-episode web series with Julie sharing her favorite recipes.[58]

Growing Up Chrisley

In January 2019, it was announced that Chase and Savannah would star in their own spin-off titled Growing Up Chrisley. The show follows the two as they "embark on a road trip from Nashville to Los Angeles to prove their independence". It premiered on April 2, 2019, on the USA Network.[59][60][61] The second season of the show premiered on August 6, 2019.[62] The third season premiered on E! August 12, 2021.[63] The series was canceled alongside Chrisley Knows Best in November 2022.[6] The cancellation happened a month after Growing Up Chrisley's fourth season aired.[64]

Chrisley Confessions

In August 2018, iHeartRadio released the trailer and first episode of Todd and Julie's podcast titled Chrisley Confessions.

Love Limo

In May 2022, E! greenlit the dating series Love Limo. It would have been hosted by Todd Chrisley, who also would have been the executive producer. On the show Chrisley would have tried to help single people form relationships through speed dating.[1] In November 2022, the series was scrapped.[6]

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