ABC Sitcom Modeled After Life Of 'Rodney'

Comedian/musician to star in show.

ABC Television has put a sitcom starring comedian/musician Rodney Carrington on its schedule.

In the show, titled "Rodney," Carrington plays a blue-collar family man from Tulsa, Okla., who quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a stand up comedian. It loosely follows the real-life career of Carrington, who records for Capitol Records in Nashville and previously recorded for Mercury.

"Rodney" is being produced by Touchstone Television. No word on when the show will debut.