Funnyman Chris Rock's new TV series Everybody Hates Chris has come under fire from family groups in America following a recent episode which questioned the existence of SANTA CLAUS.

The show, which aired on 15 December (05), featured one young character telling his sister that Santa didn't exist before showing her where their parents hid their presents.

Bosses at UPN, the cable TV network which airs the comedy, were inundated with complaints after the programme.