21 Episodes 2009 - 2010
How's this for a concept: a Seth MacFarlane cartoon about a nice guy? Cleveland Brown (voice of Mike Henry), the amiable schlub on "Family Guy," gets a sitcom of his own, moving with son Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson) from Quahog, R.I., to Stoolbend, Va. That's where Cleveland becomes a family guy himself, settling down with his high-school flame Donna Tubbs (Sanaa Lathan) and her unruly kids Roberta (Nia Long/Reagan Gomez-Preston) and Rallo (Henry). Cleveland quickly connects with neighbors Tim the bear (another McFarlane talking animal), who gets him a job with the local cable company; Lester, a redneck voiced by the African-American Richardson; and the vertically-challenged Holt (Jason Sudeikis), who tags along on Cleveland and Donna's honeymoon trip to New York City. Cleveland Jr., a more soft-spoken and obese version of his "Family Guy" character, endures typical teen angst at Stoolbend High, where his activities include baseball (with his father as coach), a rap battle with Kenny West (Kanye West) and a class trip with his stepsister to Washington, D.C.
Sun, Sep 27, 2009 30 mins
In the pilot of this "Family Guy" spin-off, Cleveland (voice of Mike Henry) leaves Quahog with Cleveland Jr. for California. But he gets only as far his hometown, Stoolbend, Va., where he runs into his high-school flame, Donna Tubbs (Sanaa Lathan), a single mother of two kids who could really use a dad. Cleveland wants to try to woo Donna again, but standing in his way is the ne'er-do-well Robert (Corey Holcomb).
Da Daggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance
Sun, Oct 4, 2009 30 mins
Cleveland isn't having much luck trying to get Roberta or Rallo to accept him as their stepdad, and that's before he has an accident involving the family dog. Cleveland Jr. isn't having much luck getting his new schoolmates to accept him, either.
The One About Friends
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 30 mins
Concerned that Cleveland Jr has no friends, Cleveland introduces him to Lester's son, Ernie. The two boys immediately become fast friends (too fast), and soon Ernie wants to move in.
Birth of a Salesman
Sun, Oct 18, 2009 30 mins
Tim gets Cleveland a job at the cable company where he works, and soon Cleveland becomes the top salesman, surpassing (among others) Tim, who doesn't like it one bit.
Cleveland Jr.'s Cherry Bomb
Sun, Nov 8, 2009 30 mins
Cleveland's effort to warn Roberta about the dangers of sex falls flat, but Cleveland Jr. gets the message and takes a "purity pledge" at church.
Sun, Nov 15, 2009 30 mins
Donna is still attending her single-mums support group (and not telling Cleveland about it) because she enjoys the camaraderie. She's also not telling the other single mums that she's married. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr runs for student-council president, with Rallo as his campaign manager.
A Brown Thanksgiving
Sun, Nov 22, 2009 30 mins
It's the first Thanksgiving for Cleveland and his new family, but Roberta and Federline want no part of it. Meanwhile, Cleveland's Auntie Momma (Kym Whitely) shakes things up. Daryl Hall and John Oates have voice cameos as themselves. Other guest voices include Frances Callier and Craig Robinson as Cleveland's parents, Cookie and Freight Train.
From Bed to Worse
Sun, Nov 29, 2009 30 mins
Cleveland Jr. and Roberta take a school trip to Washington, D.C. Cleveland and Donna are happy to have the house to themselves, but Rallo has other plans. Roberta parties a bit too much in D.C., but Cleveland Jr. intervenes.
A Cleveland Brown Christmas
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 30 mins
Cleveland plays Santa at his office party and says something he shouldn't have about Rallo's father after an eggnog or two too many. Meanwhile, animal-rights activist Roberta sets out to save the reindeer.
Field of Streams
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 30 mins
Onetime Stoolbend High baseball star Cleveland takes over the moribund team and wants Cleveland Jr to continue the family tradition, but his son would rather concentrate on the math club.
Sun, Jan 10, 2010 30 mins
A substitute teacher annoyed by Roberta's flirty arrogance gives her a fat suit and challenges her to wear it. And Cleveland Jr, who makes a rocket for the science fair, is helped by a new overweight girl in school. Meanwhile, Cleveland, Tim, Holt, Lester and Terry try to invent something.
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 30 mins
Cleveland takes a group of delinquent teens under his wing and sets out to help them. But when he gets into business trouble, they end up helping him.
Sun, Feb 14, 2010 30 mins
Cleveland fixes up mama's boy Holt with a cat-loving gal who works at the cable company. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr accidentally swallows Rallo's pet fish, but Rallo won't give up on seeing it again.
The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool
Sun, Feb 21, 2010 30 mins
Cleveland tells Cleveland Jr to get a job and he does---at the Stool. Meanwhile, Roberta competes with the rich girl at school.
Once Upon a Tyne in New York
Sun, Mar 21, 2010 30 mins
Cleveland and Roberta visit New York---with the Stoolbend gang tagging along.
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 30 mins
Cleveland makes big news, then gets a big head, when he's injured while being robbed. Meanwhile, Rallo thinks Roberta is dying of a terrible disease.
Gone With the Wind
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 30 mins
Cleveland's high cholesterol level leads to a high-fiber diet that causes intestinal distress, which Cleveland uses to his advantage. Meanwhile, the visiting Quagmire (voice of series cocreator Seth MacFarlane) has unsettling news for Cleveland.
Sun, May 2, 2010 30 mins
Cleveland Jr. challenges Stoolbend hip-hop king Kenny West (voice of Kanye West) to a rap showdown to win the heart of a girl (voice of Taraji P. Henson). Meanwhile, Terry and Cleveland go into business together.
Brown History Month
Sun, May 9, 2010 30 mins
It's Black History Month, and Cleveland and Cleveland Jr. show Donna, Roberta and Rallo how they commemorate it. But Rallo gets another interpretation at school, and that leads to a confrontation between Cleveland and Lester.
Sun, May 16, 2010 30 mins
When Cleveland gambles away Roberta's university money, Kendra discovers that he was actually cheated, so she recruits Donna and Arianna for an undercover mission to get it back.
You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown
Sun, May 23, 2010 30 mins
Season 1 finale: Cleveland's parents plan to remarry, but Donna's dad dumps him as best man in favour of Donna's ex. Cleveland also learns that Cleveland Jr will inherit his ex's belongings.