Star of the now defunct series 'Half & Half,' Benymon is still shocked that the high-rated former UPN comedy was canceled during the merger of UPN and The WB in 2006.
"It was a total shock when we were canceled! No one expected that," he confessed. "Everything went down hill after the big merge between the networks. Sitcoms were vanishing form the network on purpose."
The 34-year-old actor, who also starred in Lifetime's 'Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story,' believes that reality shows are a major factor in the current state of television and the lack of scripted programming across the board.
"I think it's sad where TV has gone. The reality of it all is reality shows are becoming the new sitcoms or dramedies, if you wanna call it that. Networks are supposed to be for the people. Now it seems like they are for whoever runs it. I say this because half of the shows on there ratings aren't that well," the actor expressed.
Benymon, like many others, is disappointed about the end of 'Everybody Hates Chris' and believes the idea of possibly canceling 'The Game' is a bad decision.
"'The Game' is a great show! So is 'Everybody Hates Chris!' If the people love those shows then they shouldn't be canceled," he stated.
The Amityville, New York-bred talent has a few acting projects of his own in the works.
He has two movies coming out this fall including 'Speed Dating' and 'See Dick Run.'
The actor also recently shot a new TV show called 'Chico's Kids,' which is currently being shopped to children's networks.
Benymon became an actor after his Will Smith-backed R&B group Tra-Knox disband.
Continuing to fulfill his music aspirations, Benymon has been working on a forthcoming album that he hopes to have ready soon.
"I am 90% done with album. It's been a while now. Been working with [music producers] Tim & Bob (Bobby Valentino/Jennifer Lopez) for two years. We don't wanna give the public B-side songs; we want them to all be great songs! Our target is to start promoting the single and releasing it this late spring. I been performing live at events so I can get the buzz out," he shared.
VIDEO: Check out this YouTube clip of Chico Benymon's music video 'All of It.'