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The Big House (2004 TV series)

The Big House is an American prime time television sitcom starring actor/comedian Kevin Hart. It ran on the ABC television network in April 2004, lasting for only six episodes.

The Big House
Genre sitcom
Created by Stephen Engel
David Zuckerman
Starring Kevin Hart
Faizon Love
Arnetia Walker
Yvette Nicole Brown
Aaron Grady
Keith David
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (list of episodes)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Imagine Television
20th Century Fox Television
Original network ABC
Original release April 2 – April 30, 2004

The series represents a mirror-opposite of the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Kevin Hart is a wealthy, pampered student from Malibu. After his father is arrested and imprisoned for embezzlement, Kevin moves to Philadelphia to live with his working-class aunt, uncle and cousins (the Cleveland family), and enrolls in Drexel University.

Olive Films, under license from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, has released the entire series for the first time on DVD on January 13, 2015.



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Hart Transplant"April 2, 2004 (2004-04-02)
Kevin is a rich kid from Malibu. He has it all, a great house and money. But one day his dad, who is also Kevin's manager, is arrested for embezzling millions of dollars from his clients. Later his family from Philadelphia welcomes Kevin to live with them to start a new life. When he moves into "The Big House" he is forced to live in the basement.
2"Almost Touched by an Angel"April 9, 2004 (2004-04-09)
Kevin is a non-believer but he is smitten with Angel, one of the beautiful girls at the family's church. Kevin only agrees to get baptized because he wants to win Angel over.
3"A Friend in Need"April 14, 2004 (2004-04-14)
The family is overjoyed when Eartha brings home her boyfriend, Martin, who unexpectedly hits it off with friendless, new-in-town Kevin. Eartha and Kevin soon begin competing to spend time with Martin, with comical results.
4"The Kidney Stays in the Picture"April 16, 2004 (2004-04-16)
Kevin tries to get Warren to go to a Lil' Kim concert, despite Aunt Tina's edict that they have to stay home. When his cousin reveals that Aunt Tina gave him one of her kidneys during a childhood illness, Kevin begins to understand Warren's attachment to his mom – until a little digging on his part reveals the truth about his aunt's tall tale.
5"The Anniversary Party"April 23, 2004 (2004-04-23)
Kevin, trying to show some love for Aunt Tina and Uncle Clarence, cajoles his cousins into throwing their parents an anniversary party. But his plan goes horribly wrong when he stumbles upon a deep, dark family secret — Tina and Clarence were married two years after Warren was born, a little fact they've neglected to tell their children.
6"Kevin's Birthday"April 30, 2004 (2004-04-30)
Kevin faces a birthday crisis when Warren spills the beans that the family has gone to great effort to plan a surprise bash for him - at the same time that Kevin's best friend from Malibu descends on Philly, determined to treat his buddy to a lavish night on the town.

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