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Kevin Hart’s Forgotten Sit-Com ‘The Big House’ Coming to DVD

Kevin Hart’s Forgotten Sit-Com ‘The Big House’ Coming to DVD

Don’t worry,
you’re not alone. You’re not the only one who doesn’t remember the ABC sit-com “The Big House,” with Kevin Hart. No one does. I’ve never even heard of it myself.

But there are some good reasons for that. First of all, it was on the air literally a decade
ago, in 2004; and second, it only lasted 6 episodes.

The show,
which premised on April 2 of that year, and was cancelled after April 30, was a
reverse of the premise for “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” with Hart playing a rich
spoiled kid (named Kevin Hart – How’s that for originality?) whose world is
turned upside down when his father is arrested and imprisoned for embezzlement. 

As a result, he’s forced to move in with his poorer, working class relatives in Philadelphia (played
by Faizon Love, Arnetia Walker, Yvette Nicole Brown, Aaron Grady and Keith
David) where, no doubt, hilarity ensues.

In fact the
show is so obscure that I couldn’t even find one video clip from it. But
that’s not stopping Olive Films, which has just announced that it will release
all 6 episodes on DVD on January 13, just in time for the release of Hart’s
next film, “The Wedding Ringer,” on January 16th.

Are there maybe any other old sit-coms with Kevin Hart that someone can cash in on?

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