The Cleveland Show
About the Show
Cleveland Brown, from Family Guy, waves goodbye to Peter Griffin and heads back to Virginia with his teenage son to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Donna in the animated sitcom
Series 1 Summary
Animated series which follows Cleveland Brown from Family Guy. When his divorce becomes final, Cleveland and his 14-year-old son, Cleveland Jr relocate to Cleveland's hometown of Stoolbend, Virginia in an attempt to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Donna.
Once in Virginia, Cleveland meets his new family: Donna's rebellious teenage daughter Roberta and her five-year-old son Rallo, who already has an eye for the ladies. He is also greeted by a collection of new neighbours that includes loudmouth redneck Lester; hipster wannabe Holt; and a family of talking bears, including Tim and his wife Arianna.
Episode 1 - Pilot
Cleveland moves to Virgina for his school sweetheart Donna. Once there he meets Donna's family; rebellious teenage daughter Roberta and five-year-old young son Rallo who already has an eye for the ladies.
Episode 2 - Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance
Cleveland struggles to win over Donna's children and alienates them even further when he accidentally kills their pet dog. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr is finding it hard to fit in at school and Cleveland makes amends with Donna's children and finally gets them on side.
Episode 3 - The One About Friends
Cleveland is concerned that his son is lonely and invites his neighbour Lester's son Ernie around to their house. Ernie gets attached to the family and declares that he wants to live with them rather than with his dad. His dad agrees to this arrangement. Eventually, Cleveland calls social services and tries to help Lester and Ernie work on their relationship.
Episode 4 - Birth of a Salesman
Tim helps Cleveland get at job in his office but when Cleveland becomes the top salesman, Tim gets jealous and prays for something bad to happen to him. It seems as if Tim has got his wish and Cleveland is soon put in a precarious position with his new employer. But with some gentle coaxing, Cleveland manages to save his job, make his boss happy and get Tim a pay rise.
Episode 5 - Cleveland Junior's Cherry Bomb
Cleveland is concerned that Roberta is going to lose her virginity and has a talk with her about sex. Roberta is horrified. Meanwhile, when Cleveland Jr takes his dad's message of abstinence to heart, Cleveland tries to make him see that virginity for boys is a different matter and takes him to a comic book convention to prove his point.
Episode 6 - Ladies' Night
Cleveland and Donna meet up with their neighbours. Donna cries off the next meet-up and instead, seeks solace in her single friends who don't yet know that she's married. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr is nominated to run as student president as a joke. Afraid of embarrassment, Rollo steps in and helps him as campaign manager. A surprise revelation helps Cleveland Jr captivate his peers' interest and they vote him as a student president.
Episode 7 - A Brown Thanksgiving
Cleveland prepares to spend his first Thanksgiving with his new family when his parents Cookie and Freight Train turn up. Meanwhile, Roberta plans to spend the day with Federline and Cleveland learns a secret about Donna's Aunty Momma - who also gatecrashes the dinner - which changes his opinion of her.
Episode 8 - From Bed to Worse
Cleveland and Donna are looking forward to having the house to themselves when Cleveland Jr. and Roberta go on a school trip to Washington, D.C. Rallo, however, is dead set against his mum and Cleveland spending time alone and does whatever he can to keep them apart. In Washington, Roberta's partying gets out of hand but luckily Cleveland Jr. comes to her rescue.
Episode 9 - A Cleveland Brown Christmas
Cleveland dresses up as Father Christmas for his office Christmas party and accidentally reveals the truth about Rallo's dad after one too many eggnogs. Rallo is devastated so Cleveland works hard to bring Rallo and his dad together. Elsewhere, Roberta becomes an animal rights activist and tries to save a reindeer.
Episode 10 - Field of Streams
Cleveland is feeling nostalgic about his time on his school's baseball team and goes back to school to discover that there's no longer a squad. Cleveland protests to the headteacher who gives him a week to raise the money to build a stadium before the season begins.
Episode 11 - Love Rollercoaster
Roberta is encouraged by her teacher to use her personality and not looks to get on in life and is persuaded to wear a fat suit. Cleveland and his friends fall out over the name of coaster they've invented.
Episode 12 - Our Gang
Cleveland helps a group of frustrated parents by taking their rebellious teenagers off their hands. He and Cleveland Jr create a new club called Crazy Eights for the kids in the hope that they'll stay on the straight and narrow. Later, when Cleveland finds himself in a pickle, the Crazy Eights come to his aid.
Episode 13 - Buried Pleasure
Cleveland's friend Holt is feeling lonely and tells Cleveland that he wishes he could meet someone special. Cleveland introduces Holt to a feisty cat-lover called Jill (voiced by singer Fergie) who is quite a handful. Elsewhere, Rallo and Cleveland Jr. go to Stoolfest and win a pet fish.
Episode 14 - The Curious Case of Junior Working at The Stool
Cleveland teaches Cleveland Jr about responsibility and encourages his son to get a job. Cleveland is stoked when Cleveland starts working at The Stool but soon becomes riled when Cleveland Jr monitors the number of beers he drinks and places a limit on his dad's alcohol intake.
Meanwhile, Roberta crosses paths with spoilt Lacey and finds herself in hot water.
Episode 15 - Once Upon a Tyne in New York
Donna is dismayed when Cleveland invites the Stoolbend gang to tag along on their overdue honeymoon - a road trip to New York - so that Coach McFall can rekindle a romance. Cleveland is later left in a sticky position when he is forced to choose between helping his friends and getting back in his wife's good books.
Episode 16 - Brown Knight
Cleveland and Donna are mugged at a cashpoint and Cleveland is accidentally wounded in the tussle. The story feeds back to the local news but by this point, the publicity has gone to Cleveland's head and his version of events have become twisted. Elsewhere Roberta manipulates Rallo into thinking that she has a terrible disease.
Episode 17 - Gone with the Wind
Donna puts Cleveland on a diet after a doctor diagnoses him with high cholesterol. The new meals give him Cleveland bad wind but he finds a way to put it to good use.
Episode 18 - Brotherly Love
Rallo gives Cleveland Jr some love advice to woo Chanel, a girl he fancies but Cleveland Jr's confidence is knocked when he discovers that Chanel's boyfriend is local rap star Kenny West (guest voice Kanye West).
Cleveland Jr has a brainwave and decides that the only way to win Chanel's heart is to challenge Kenny to a rap competition. Will Cleveland Jr's rapping woo Chanel?
Episode 19 - Brown History Month
Cleveland and Cleveland Jr. teach Donna and the kids about their tradition of celebrating Black History Month. But when Rallo hears about his heritage at school, he encourages a fight between his family and his family's neighbours.
Episode 20 - Cleveland's Angels
Cleveland gambles and loses Roberta's money for her college education. Kendra discovers that Cleveland was cheated out of the money in the gamble and she, Donna and Arianna go on a 'Cleveland's Angels' mission to get the money back.
Episode 21 - You're the Best Man Cleveland Brown
In the series finale, Cleveland's parents Cookie and LeVar 'Freight Train' Brown tell Cleveland that they plan to re-marry and would like him to be the best man. But Cleveland is passed over when his dad meets Donna's ex-husband Robert and wants him as his best man instead.
Who will take the role of best man, Cleveland or Robert? Elsewhere, Cleveland receives some interesting news about his ex-wife.
The Cleveland Show synopsis
Cleveland Brown, from Family Guy, waves goodbye to Peter Griffin and heads back to Virginia with his teenage son to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Donna in the animated sitcomEpisode Guide >
Next on TV
The Brown family pack their bags and move to Los Angeles, where Cleveland pursues his life-long dream of becoming a Major League Baseball scout.