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Rodney - Walmart Exclusive Release for Complete 1st Season of ABC's 2004 Sitcom

22-episode collection available in May

Posted by David Lambert
    Straight from America's heartland comes "Rodney," starring standup comedian Rodney Carrington as a family man and would-be comic, trying to balance home life and his fledgling career. Rodney Hamilton is a down-to-earth guy's guy who, with his own heartland intelligence, is never afraid to speak the truth. In the middle of real, everyday America, Rodney's life revolves around his family - wife Trina and their two boys, Jack and Bo, his longtime friend Barry, and his man-hungry sister-in-law, Charlie, a frequent visitor of the Hamilton house. "Rodney" stars Rodney Carrington as Rodney Hamilton, Jennifer Aspen as Trina Hamilton, Amy Pietz as Charlie, Nick Seqrcy as Barry, Oliver Davis as Jack Hamilton and Mathew Josten as Bo Hamilton.

    As part of "CMT's Rodney Carrington Weekend" - Friday, April 24 through Sunday April 26 (and hosted by Rodney), CMT will air 6 episodes of the sitcom, "Rodney," which originally premiered on ABC Television Network, Tuesday, September 21, 2004 as a 30 minute comedy The episodes will be aired on Friday from 9p-12a (ET/PT), and will be repeated on Saturday and Sunday.

    The DVD package consisting of all 22 episodes from the first season of "Rodney," will be sold exclusively in Wal Mart as of May 19th.
The above are selected quotes from a press release announcement which was e-mailed to fans signed up at; these portions announce the Country Music Television channel will be airing a number of Carrington-related programs for their "Rodney Carrington Weekend" (this coming weekend), and that this is leading up to a May 19th DVD release of the 2004 ABC-aired sitcom Rodney. As you can see, the release of Rodney - The Complete 1st Season will be exclusive to Walmart stores, at least at this time. However, despite the May 19th date mentioned in the announcement, a listing for the product actually gives a ship date of May 5th!

Note, though, that the earlier date in the online listing could be an error. Or, possibly, it could indicate that it would be available by ordering online a couple of weeks prior to being available in stores (a rare situation, but not completely unheard of). The listing shows that this will cost $19.98 SRP for 22 episodes running 484 minutes, Video will be full frame, and audio in English. The listing shows that the releasing company for this DVD will be "EMD Distribution" (which is the current name for the musical label most people might know better as either EMI Records, Capitol-EMI, or CEMA). No other details are available, nor cover art, but stay tuned for any updates. Our thanks to reader Marcia Ugoletti for tipping us off, and for forwarding us the announcement text.

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