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The Cleveland Show is a spin-off from Seth McFarlane's long-running Family Guy cartoon series. Cleveland Brown (voice of Mike Henry) left Family Guy's Quahog, RI, after his wife dumped him, and ends up in his hometown of Stoolbend, Virginia. There, he re-encounters and marries his high school sweetheart Donna (Sanaa Lathan), who has gotten rid of her own cheating husband. Joining the family are Cleveland's pudgy son, Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson), and Donna's rebellious daughter, Roberta (Reagan Gomez-Preston) and troublemaking five-year-old Rallo (also Mike Henry).

In typical McFarlane style, Cleveland also gathers a circle of unusual friends: a racist redneck (Richardson), a self-styled ladies' man who lives with his mother (Jason Sudeikis), and a talking bear (McFarlane). The Cleveland Show also follows another McFarlane tradition: having unexpected celebrities play supporting roles, including Arianna Huffington as Tim the Bear's wife and David Lynch playing the bartender at Cleveland and friends' favorite watering hole.

If you've seen any other Seth McFarlane show, you know what to expect from The Cleveland Show: raunchy, explicit, absurdist humor with frequent gross-out gags, fat jokes, racial and gender stereotype jokes, sex jokes, bodily function jokes, and more in that vein. The plot that meanders all over the map, and lots of cutaway jokes and elaborate musical numbers. While the premises are typical sitcom fare, where McFarlane takes them is anything but typical. The Cleveland Show is not a program for the highbrow or easily offended.

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FOX
4 Seasons, 89 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
Animation & Cartoons, Comedy
6.9/10
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The Cleveland Show Full Episode Guide

  • Cleveland and Donna struggle to keep up with the demands of the kids' schedules.

  • When Freight Train unexpectedly invites Cleveland to an upcoming lowrider convention, Dr. Fist reveals that Freight Train’s kindness may be the result of dementia.

  • Donna is upset when Cleveland and his mom, Cookie, are mistaken for husband and wife on a visit to a retirement community.

  • A lice outbreak at school forces Rallo to shave his beloved afro, and when the other kids start making fun of him, Junior defends him.

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'The Cleveland Show' Season 4, Episode 17: 'Fist and the Furious' Recap

Cleveland decides to make Dr. Fist "one of the guys," but soon stumbles upon the truth of Dr. Fist's past.

'The Cleveland Show' Season 4, Episode 16: 'Who Done Did It?' Recap

When Arianna The Bear disrespects Donna, Cleveland defends her honor by egging Arianna's house. But things soon spiral out of control.

'The Cleveland Show' Season 4, Episode 15: 'California Dreamin' (All the Cleves Are Brown)' Recap

The Browns decide to move to Los Angeles for Cleveland to pursue his dream of becoming a major league baseball scout.

'The Cleveland Show' Season 4, Episode 14: 'The Hangover Part Tubbs' Recap

When Donna runs for the school board, she tries to prevent Cleveland from being involved. But her efforts blow up in her face when he "kills" a new friend playing the Hurt Locker game. Guest starring Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne.

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