Chrisley Knows Best is an American reality television series airing on the USA Network. It features Todd Chrisley and his family.[2][3][4] The show formerly took place in Roswell and Alpharetta, Georgia, both near Atlanta.[2] The show is currently in its fourth season, which was filmed mainly in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cast

  • Todd Chrisley, Patriarch. Made all of his money in real estate. Has appeared in 46 episodes
  • Julie Chrisley, Matriarch. Has appeared in 46 episodes
  • Kyle Chrisley, the eldest son of Todd & Therese Terry and dad of Chloe. Appeared in 7 episodes but, is now estranged from the family.
  • Lindsie Chrisley Campbell, the eldest daughter of Todd & Therese Terry and mom of Jackson. Appeared in 24 episodes.
  • Chase Chrisley, the oldest child of Todd & Julie. Appeared in 46 episodes
  • Savannah Chrisley, the daughter of Todd & Julie who's additionally an award winning pageant queen. Appeared in 45 episodes
  • Grayson Chrisley, the youngest child of Todd & Julie. Appeared in 40 episodes
  • Chloe Chrisley, the daughter of Kyle, being raised by her grandparents. Appeared in 11 episodes.
  • Jackson Campbell, the son of Lindsie and her husband Will. Appeared in 2 episodes.
  • Faye Chrisley, Todd's mother, the grandmother of the Chrisley children. Appeared in 19 episodes

Production

The series is executive produced by Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, and Stephanie Chambers.[5] Maverick TV and All3Media America are the production companies behind the series. On April 14, 2014, the USA Network ordered a 12-episode second season of Chrisley Knows Best.[6] It is additionally USA Network's youngest-skewing original series.[6] On October 20, 2014, the series was renewed for a 12-episode third season.[7] On February 5, 2015, the episode order was increased by 6 episodes for a total of 18 for season 3.[8]

Episodes

Season 1 (2014)

The first season averaged 1.16 million viewers.

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
11"Patriarch of Perfection"March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)1.03[9]
22"Not So Sweet Sixteen"March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)0.94[10]
33"Jugs and Ammo"March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)1.03[11]
44"Two Men and a Baby"March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)1.13[12]
55"Todd-tervention"April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)0.93[13]
66"Big Apple Blowup"April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)1.25[14]
77"Date Night"April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)1.47[15]
88"Hey Chloe, It's Your Birthday!"April 22, 2014 (2014-04-22)1.47[16]

Season 2 (2014)

The second season averaged 1.49 million viewers.

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
91"Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter"October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)1.62[17]
102"Misadventures in Babysitting"October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)1.61[17]
113"Father's Day"[18]October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)1.57[19]
124"Confessions of a Beauty Queen"[18]October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)1.58[19]
135"Chase Turns 18"[18]October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)1.25[3]
146"Anger Management"[18]November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)1.42[3]
157"California Chrisleys"November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)1.45[3]
168"Workin' for a Livin'"November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)1.35[3]
179"The Great Outdoors"November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)1.14[3]
1810"Marriage Redux"December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)1.78[3]
1911"Houseguest From Hell"December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)1.69[3]
2012"Still Chrisley After All These Years"December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)1.47[3]

Season 3 (2015)

The third season averaged 1.61 million viewers.

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
211"Savannah's Big Id-ea"June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)2.10[28]
222"Life's A Pitch"June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)2.25[28]
233"Getting Testy"June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)1.71[29]
244"My Chrisley Valentine"June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)1.74[29]
255"Dollars & Sense"June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)1.29[30]
266"Chrisleys On Campus"June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)1.45[30]
277"Nurse Todd"June 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)1.40[4]
288"College Bootcamp"June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)1.29[4]
299"Rules of Engagement"July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)1.59[4]
3010"Failure To Launch"July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)1.53[4]
3111"Midlife Chrisley"July 21, 2015 (2015-07-21)1.77[35]
3212"Dude Ranch"July 21, 2015 (2015-07-21)1.88[35]
3313"Chrisleys Take London"November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)1.86[4]
3414"Lord Chrisley"November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)1.60[4]
3515"Love and Marriage"November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24)1.37[4]
3616"Sports Day"[39]December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)1.27[5]
3717"Hometown Hero"[39]December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)1.69[5]
3818"The Graduates"[39]December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)1.33[5]
3919"Leaving the Nest"[39]December 23, 2015 (2015-12-23)1.48[5]

Season 4 (2016)

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
401"Crowning Achievements"March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)1.43[5]
412"The Wrath of Todd"March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)1.50[5]
423"Todd Unleashed"March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)1.51[5]
434"Lights, Camera, Chase"March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)1.41[5]
445"Runaway Faye"April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)1.42[5]
456"Moving On"April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)1.46[5]
467"Too Close for Comfort"May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)1.69
478"Smoothie Operator"May 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)1.51
489"Chase in Charge"May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)1.20
4910"Family Matters"May 31, 2016 (2016-05-31)1.44
5011"Goat Farm Yourself"June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)1.50
5112"Todd Goes Country"June 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)1.27
Todd Writes a song for Julie for her birthday

Specials

No.TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"A Very Chrisley Christmas"December 17, 2014 (2014-12-17)1.57
A holiday special featuring never before seen footage from season two.
2"A Very Chrisley Christmas 2"[39]December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)1.84

Reception

The show has received mixed reviews. Tom Gliatto of People gave the show a rating of 75 percent and gave a positive review, saying "This is the best 'family' reality series after Honey Boo Boo or even The Osbournes from several aeons ago".[50] 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".[50] Brian Lowry of Variety gave a mixed review, saying "As intriguing in the details as it is uncomfortable to watch, 'Chrisley Knows Best,' a self-consciously sitcom-like reality show, initially seems to be just another knockoff designed to cash in on the 'Duck Dynasty' demo. Cut through the deep-fried window dressing, though, and this USA series is almost entirely devoted to its subtext, intended to elicit sniggering regarding that which goes unsaid about the show's wealthy dad of five, whom his son-in-law understandably dubs 'flamboyant.' Played as epic farce, the skein should have a disparate range of appeal, but let's hope the Chrisleys don't mind being laughed at, not with".[51]

Broadcast and streaming

Chrisley Knows Best is broadcast on USA Network in the United States. In the UK, it airs on ITVBe