Chrisley Knows Best

chrisleyknowsbest

What is Chrisley Knows Best about? 

The show follows the Chrisley family, including entrepreneur Todd, his wife Julie, and their three kids Chase, Savannah, and Grayson. In the early seasons of the show, Lindsie and Kyle Chrisley, Todd's two children from his first marriage, appeared. 

When the reality series debuted in 2014, the Chrisley family was living in Georgia. During the fourth season, the family moved to Nashville, Tenn. so they could be near Savannah Chrisley as she attended college. 

Todd's antics and his interference in his kids' lives are often plot points on the show.

His mother, Faye Chrisley, and his granddaughter, Chloe Chrisley, are also frequently featured on Chrisley Knows Best

Who is in the Chrisley Knows Best cast?

It's all about family when it comes to the Chrisley Knows Best cast, though there's no shortage of drama.

  • Todd Chrisley — When the show began, the father of five was working on opening a luxury clothing store. He had originally made his money in real estate, but he's now focused solely on the show and his podcast, "Chrisley Confessions." He is the son of Faye and Gene Chrisley, the latter of whom passed away in 2012. 
  • Julie Chrisley — She is Todd's second wife, and the two tied the knot in 1996. Aside from dealing with Todd's antics, Julie is a breast cancer survivor and she co-hosts the podcast with her husband. 
  • Chase Chrisley — When the show began, Chase was still in high school, and he was focused on dating girls and making easy money.  He's in a relationship with Emmy Medders. Chase also starred on the spinoff series Growing Up Chrisley.  
  • Savannah Chrisley — As Todd's youngest daughter, Savannah faced the pressures of living up to her father's expectations. She competed in pageants during the show's early seasons, and she attended Lipscomb University. She got engaged to former ice hockey player Nic Kerdiles in 2019, but the two have since pumped the brakes on their relationship. 
  • Grayson Chrisley  — Born in 2006, Grayson is the youngest son of Todd and Julie. 
  • Chloe Chrisley — The seven-year-old is Todd's only granddaughter, and she lives with him full-time.  
  • Faye Chrisley — Though she's in her mid-70s, Faye is young at heart. She's dabbled in some online dating on the show, much to the chagrin of her son. She followed her family when they moved to Tennessee. Faye is also the mom of Randy Chrisley.  
  • Kyle Chrisley — Todd's son from his previous marriage has struggled with addiction and his mental health, and he no longer appears on the show. He reconciled with Todd in 2019, and he had an overdose that same year. 
  • Lindsie Chrisley Campbell — Lindsie is Todd's eldest child, from his marriage to Teresa Terry. She and her famous father are currently estranged, and she has not appeared on the show since 2017. In 2019, she alleged that Todd and Chase tried to extort her over the existence of extramarital sex tapes with Bachelor stars Josh Murray and Robby Hayes. She is married to Will Campbell, and the two have a son named Jackson together.
  • Nic Kerdiles — The status of Nic's relationship with Savannah is TBD, though he has been a fixture on more recent seasons of the show. The two are figuring out the future of their engagement, and they postponed their 2020 wedding indefinitely. 

Who is Chloe from Chrisley Knows Best, and why does Todd have custody of her?

Chloe is Kyle's daughter from a previous relationship with Angela Johnson, and she was first introduced to the series during Season 1. She was born in 2012, and she began living with Todd and Julie a few years later following her father's struggles with addiction.  While Todd and Julie initially shared custody with Angela, she was arrested in 2016 for declaring Chloe as a dependent in order to try to get Medicaid and food stamps. Following her arrest, Todd and Julie were given sole custody of Chloe.

Todd and Kyle were estranged for several years, but they reconciled in 2019. 

Now seven years old, Chloe is a fixture on Chrisley Knows Best, and she's certainly inherited some of her grandfather's signature wit. 

Is Chrisley Knows Best scripted?

The way that Todd delivers his one-liners has many viewers convinced that the show can't possibly be real. In an interview with Southern Living, Todd shut the haters down and assured the public that he truly does speak in witty quips. 

"I am a son of the South," he said before adding, "I've had so many people say to me over the course of my life in rearing my children – 'You guys do things differently in the South. You're a little slower.' And I say, 'We are a little slower. And we take the time to tell our children why we're going to smack their a--.'"

But, an inside source told Radar Online in 2017 that writers are hired to work on the show. 

"More than half of the dialogue on the show is scripted and a large majority of the scenes are re-shot when they are not as funny as he wants them to be," the source said. 

With any reality series, there will always be a doubt as to how "real" it actually is. 

Where can you watch full episodes of Chrisley Knows Best?

Those who have a cable subscription are in luck, as old seasons of Chrisley Knows Best can be streamed on USANetwork.com. Those without a traditional cable package can watch the show on Hulu. 

Season 8 of the hit reality series is airing on Thursdays at 9 p.m. on USA. 

Most Recent

  • Lindsie Chrisley
    Entertainment

    Lindsie Chrisley and Her Husband of Nine Years, Will Campbell, Have Called It Quits

    By Leila Kozma
  • chase chrisley girlfriend
    Entertainment

    Here's Why Fans Think Chase Chrisley and His Girlfriend Emmy Called It Quits

    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • Lindsie Chrisley
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Doesn't Follow Daughter Lindsie on Social Media — and Vice Versa

    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • Todd Chrisley
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Flipped Houses Before He Found Fame With 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    By Leila Kozma
  • Todd Chrisley
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Has Faced Multiple Health Crises on 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    By Allison Cacich
  • Chase Chrisley and Emmy Medders
    Entertainment

    Some 'Chrisley Knows Best' Fans Believe That Chase Is About to Propose to Emmy

    By Leila Kozma
  • Chase Chrisley
    Entertainment

    Chase Chrisley Has Led Quite an Interesting Life in the Spotlight

    By Chris Barilla
  • todd chrisley siblings
    Reality TV

    Todd Chrisley’s Brother and Sister-in-Law Were Arrested in Incidents Just Months Apart

    By Dan Clarendon
  • savannah chrisley growing up chrisley
    Entertainment

    Savannah Chrisley Has a Thing For Professional Athletes ... But Who Doesn't?

    By Allison Cacich
  • savannahchrisley
    Entertainment

    No, Savannah Chrisley Did Not Get Implants, but She Has Admitted to This Procedure

    By Shannon Raphael
  • who is ronndell chrisley knows best
    Entertainment

    Ronndell Smith Is an Actor, Comedian, and the Real Star of 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    By Leila Kozma
  • ___n
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley’s Relationship With His Grandkids Is Complicated

    By Katie Garrity
  • chrisley family lawsuit
    Entertainment

    The Chrisleys Are Suing the Georgia Investigator Who Charged Them With Tax Evasion

    By Allison Cacich
  • julie dad father in law chrisley
    Entertainment

    Who Is Todd Chrisley's Father-in-Law? He's Appearing on 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    By Shannon Raphael
  • todd chrisley adopt chloe
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley's Granddaughter Chloe Is Here to Stay on 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    By Chrissy Bobic
  • chrisley restaurant nashville
    Entertainment

    Did the Chrisleys Ever Open Their Southern-Style Restaurant in Nashville?

    By Allison Cacich
  • what does todd chrisley do for a living
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Never Seems to Work on His Reality Series 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    By Allison Cacich
  • chrisley and company
    Entertainment

    What Happened to Chrisley and Company Is Still a Mystery Among Fans

    By Chrissy Bobic
  • todd chrisley first wife
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley's First Wife Claims She Was Subjected to Domestic Abuse

    By Leila Kozma
  • toddchrisley
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley's Dad Passed Away Before 'Chrisley Knows Best' Premiered

    By Shannon Raphael
  • chloe chrisley custody
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Slams Internet Troll for Racist Remark Against Biracial Granddaughter

    By Anna Quintana
  • todd chrisley coronavirus
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Hospitalized After Testing Positive for the Coronavirus

    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • what happened to kyle chrisley
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley is No Longer Estranged From His Son Kyle

    By Allison Cacich
  • gettyimages
    Entertainment

    It's Not Over Yet — Todd and Julie Chrisley Are Still Facing Federal Tax Evasion Charges

    By Sara Belcher
  • lindsie chrisley dr phil
    Entertainment

    Lindsie Chrisley Will Appear on 'Dr. Phil' — Will She Address the Sex Tape Rumors?

    By Leila Kozma
  • savannah chrisley engaged
    Entertainment

    'Growing Up Chrisley' Star Savannah Chrisley Talks Wedding Plans and Dad Todd's Involvement

    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • todd
    Entertainment

    Find Out How Todd and Julie Chrisley's Tax Evasion Case Was Finally Settled

    By Shannon Raphael
  • odd
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley and His Family (Sans Lindsie) Rallied Behind Formerly Estranged Son Kyle in the Hospital

    By Shannon Raphael
  • chrisley knows best main
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Addresses ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Cancellation Rumors Following Tax Evasion Charges

    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • todd chrisley tax evasion
    Entertainment

    Todd Chrisley Denies Tax Evasion Allegations, Insists He and Wife Julie "Have Nothing to Hide"

    By Rebecca Macatee
  • savannah
    Entertainment

    All the Details on Savannah Chrisley and Nic Kerdiles' Upcoming Wedding

    By Shannon Raphael
  • chadd chrisley knows best
    Entertainment

    Savannah Chrisley's Bestie Chadd Steals the Spotlight in 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • chrisley knows best main
    Entertainment

    Here's the Real Reason Why the Chrisley Family Moved Into a New Home in Nashville

    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • elliott growing up chrisley
    Entertainment

    Like Todd, We Think Elliott on 'Growing Up Chrisley' Is the Worst

    By Allison Cacich
    • CONNECT with Distractify
    • Link to Facebook
    • Link to Twitter
    • Link to Instagram
    • Link to Email Subscribe
    Distractify Logo
    Do Not Sell My Personal Information

    © Copyright 2021 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.