Rodney (TV series)

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Rodney
Created by Ric Swartzlander
Starring Rodney Carrington
Jennifer Aspen
Amy Pietz
Nick Searcy
Oliver Davis
Matthew Josten
Jon Reep
Mac Davis
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 44
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Himmel Films
Rude Mood Productions
Touchstone Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21) – June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)

Rodney is an American television sitcom that was shown on ABC from September 21, 2004, to June 6, 2006. Ric Swartzlander was the creator and executive producer of the comedy series. David Himelfarb was the executive producer.

Premise[edit]

The show's story revolves around the character Rodney Hamilton (Rodney Carrington) who wishes to leave his horrible job in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to become a stand-up comedian.

Rodney's life revolves around his family - his wife Trina (Jennifer Aspen) and his sons Jack (Oliver Davis) and Bo (Matthew Josten). He also spends a lot of time with his best friend Barry Martin (Nick Searcy) who constantly tries to escape his wife Genie, and with his crazy sister-in-law Charlie (Amy Pietz).

One recurring character is Trina's father, Carl (Mac Davis), whom is constantly lending or giving them money, much to Rodney's dismay.

Another recurring character is police officer Gerald Bob (Jon Reep), who has a sexual relationship with Rodney's sister-in-law, Charlie.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Bo Hamilton (Matthew Josten) – Rodney's son

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Gerald Bob (Jon Reep) – local law enforcement officer

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode Number
by Air Date
Episode Number
on DVD
Title Air Date
01 01 Pilot September 21, 2004
02 03 Superhero September 28, 2004
03 06 Teacher October 12, 2004
04 05 Reacquisition Engineer October 19, 2004
05 07 Halloween October 26, 2004
06 08 Rodney's Mom November 9, 2004
07 09 Keep on Truckin' November 16, 2004
08 10 Thanksgiving November 23, 2004
09 11 Dream Lover November 30, 2004
10 12 It's Up, It's Good December 7, 2004
11 13 Talent Show January 11, 2005
12 14 Charity Ball January 18, 2005
13 04 Sorry Charlie January 25, 2005
14 16 Tassels February 1, 2005
15 15 Hell Week February 8, 2005
16 17 The Ring February 15, 2005
17 18 Rodney's Affair March 22, 2005
18 02 We Day March 29, 2005
19 19 Rodney Takes A Ship April 5, 2005
20 20 Rodney Moonlights April 12, 2005
21 21 Rodney Gets Robbed April 19, 2005
22 22 Rodney's Big Shot April 26, 2005

Season 2[edit]

Episode Number
by Air Date
Episode Number
on DVD
Title Air Date
01 01 To Hell And Back October 4, 2005
02 03 Question Mark Hamilton October 11, 2005
03 04 Who's The Man? October 18, 2005
04 05 Halloween And Javier October 25, 2005
05 06 Keith November 8, 2005
06 08 Rodney Comes Out November 29, 2005
07 09 O Christmas Tree December 20, 2005
08 10 The Sleepover January 10, 2006
09 02 Welcome Ho January 17, 2006
10 12 A Tisket, A Casket January 24, 2006
11 13 When Rodney Comes Marching Home February 7, 2006
12 17 Love Is In The Air February 14, 2006
13 07 Rodney Gets A Leg Up February 21, 2006
14 14 Where the Rubber Meets The Road February 28, 2006
15 18 Celebrity May 30, 2006
16 21 The Best Little Pie Shop In Tulsa June 6, 2006
- 11 Rodney's Biggest Fan
- 15 Waiting For Himelfarb
- 16 Tulsa, Florida
- 19 Hot Tub Blues
- 20 Potty Mouth
- 22 Finale

Airings[edit]

Other than in the US, the show also began broadcasting in the UK on ABC1 on May 31, 2005, in Australia on the Seven Network on August 17, 2006, and in the Netherlands on June 9, 2008. The final six episodes were not aired in the United States, however they were shown in Australia on the Seven network in October 2006 and on ABC1 in the UK (before that channel closed in 2007). In Poland it premiered on Comedy Central Family (former VH1) on May 14, 2011.

American ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Premiere Season finale U.S. ratings
1 2004–2005 22 September 21, 2004 April 26, 2005 9.0 million (56th place) [1]
2 2005–2006 22 (6 unaired) October 4, 2005 June 6, 2006 6.6 million (93rd place) [2]

DVD releases[edit]

Season 1 of the series was released exclusively to Wal-Mart on May 5, 2009. The set included all 22 episodes and presented in widescreen. The second and final season DVD-Box was released on October 6, 2009 and includes all 22 episodes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004-2005 TV Ratings". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2008-07-30. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2005-2006 TV Ratings". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2008-07-30. [dead link]

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