The show begins with a black family, the Freemans, settling into the fictional, friendly, and overall white suburb of Woodcrest. The Boondocks ended on June 23, , with a total of 55 episodes over the course of the show's four seasons. The fourth and final season was produced without any involvement from McGruder. The Boondocks began as a comic strip on Hitlist. Following these runs, McGruder began simultaneously pitching The Boondocks both as a syndicated comic strip and an animated television series.