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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.

Rodney
Created by Don Reo
Damon Wayans
Ric Swartzlander
Starring Rodney Carrington
Jennifer Aspen
Amy Pietz
Nick Searcy
Oliver Davis
Matthew Josten
Jon Reep
Mac Davis
Composer(s) Steve Dorff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 44 (6 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Ric Swartzlander
David Himelfarb
Michael Goldstein
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Rude Mood Productions
Himmel Films
Touchstone Television
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network ABC
Original release September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21) – June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)

Contents

PremiseEdit

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), who 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 Charlie.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main charactersEdit

Recurring charactersEdit

  • Gerald Bob (Jon Reep) – local law enforcement officer
  • Carl (Mac Davis) – Trina's father

EpisodesEdit

Season 1: 2004-05Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" Robert Berlinger Teleplay by: Ric Swartzlander
Story by: Don Reo, Damon Wayans & Ric Swartzlander
September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21)
2 2 "Superhero" Robert Berlinger Gayle Abrams September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28)
3 3 "Teacher" TBA TBA October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
4 4 "Reacquisition Engineer" TBA TBA October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19)
5 5 "Halloween" TBA TBA October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
6 6 "Rodney's Mom" TBA TBA November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
7 7 "Keep on Truckin'" TBA TBA November 16, 2004 (2004-11-16)
8 8 "Thanksgiving" TBA TBA November 23, 2004 (2004-11-23)
9 9 "Dream Lover" TBA TBA November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
10 10 "It's Up, It's Good" TBA TBA December 7, 2004 (2004-12-07)
11 11 "Talent Show" Robert Berlinger Maisha Closson & Jim Gerkin January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11)
12 12 "Charity Ball" Robert Berlinger Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen January 18, 2005 (2005-01-18)
13 13 "Sorry Charlie" Robert Berlinger Maisha Closson January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)
14 14 "Hell Week" Robert Berlinger Mark Gross February 1, 2005 (2005-02-01)
15 15 "Tassels" TBA TBA February 8, 2005 (2005-02-08)
16 16 "The Ring" TBA TBA February 15, 2005 (2005-02-15)
17 17 "Rodney's Affair" TBA TBA March 22, 2005 (2005-03-22)
18 18 "We Day" TBA TBA March 29, 2005 (2005-03-29)
19 19 "Rodney Takes a Ship" TBA TBA April 5, 2005 (2005-04-05)
20 20 "Rodney Moonlights" TBA TBA April 12, 2005 (2005-04-12)
21 21 "Rodney Gets Robbed" TBA TBA April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19)
22 22 "Rodney's Big Shot" Gail Mancuso Glenn Ellis & Daniel Hsia & Craig Peters April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)

Season 2Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
23 1 "To Hell and Back" Gil Junger Mike Larsen October 4, 2005 (2005-10-04)
24 2 "Question Mark Hamilton" Shelley Jensen Gayle Abrams October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11)
25 3 "Who's the Man?" Shelley Jensen Mark Gross October 18, 2005 (2005-10-18)
26 4 "Halloween and Javier" Gil Junger Maisha Closson November 1, 2005 (2005-11-01)
27 5 "Keith" Gil Junger Don Woodard November 8, 2005 (2005-11-08)
28 6 "Rodney Comes Out" Gil Junger David Sacks November 29, 2005 (2005-11-29)
29 7 "O Christmas Tree" Shelley Jensen Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen December 20, 2005 (2005-12-20)
30 8 "The Sleepover" TBA TBA January 10, 2006 (2006-01-10)
31 9 "Welcome Ho" TBA TBA January 17, 2006 (2006-01-17)
32 10 "A Tisket, A Casket" TBA TBA January 24, 2006 (2006-01-24)
33 11 "When Rodney Comes Marching Home" Sean Mulcahy Mike Larsen February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07)
34 12 "Love is in the Air" Shelley Jensen Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen February 14, 2006 (2006-02-14)
35 13 "Rodney Gets a Leg Up" Gil Junger Jim Gerkin February 21, 2006 (2006-02-21)
36 14 "Where the Rubber Meets the Road" TBA TBA February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28)
37 15 "Celebrity" TBA TBA May 30, 2006 (2006-05-30)
38 16 "The Best Little Pie Shop in Tulsa" Shelley Jensen Glenn Ellis & Ed Brown June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)
39 17 "Rodney's Biggest Fan" TBA TBA UNAIRED
40 18 "Waiting for Himelfarb" TBA TBA UNAIRED
41 19 "Tulsa, Florida" TBA TBA UNAIRED
42 20 "Hot Tub Blues" Shelley Jensen Don Woodard & David Sacks UNAIRED
43 21 "Potty Mouth" TBA TBA UNAIRED
44 22 "Finale" TBA TBA UNAIRED

AiringsEdit

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 ratingsEdit

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 releasesEdit

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, even those not aired by ABC.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004-2005 TV Ratings". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  2. ^ "2005-2006 TV Ratings". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 

External linksEdit