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MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS
Air Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST on CINEMAX
Episode Title: (#105) "Billy Joe Shaver"
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Episode #5: "Billy Joe Shaver"

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 20 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

By all accounts, Billy Joe Shaver should never have made it in country music. A poor Texas kid from a broken family, he lost three fingers in a sawmill accident before ever writing a song. Despite his physical challenge, Shaver landed in Nashville as a singer-songwriter with hard luck songs about real life. A chance meeting with Waylon Jennings in the back of a peanut trailer led to Jennings' breakthrough "Outlaw" album "Honky Tonk Heroes," featuring Waylon singing songs written by Billy Joe. A decade later, Shaver made a name for himself after shooting a man at a roadside tavern for allegedly talking to his soon-to-be ex-wife. The gunplay led to a celebrity trial and a shocking verdict. Of course, Billy Joe wrote a song about it.

Written by Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg; directed by Mike Judge.

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MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS (CINEMAX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Cinemax's press release, August 2017) MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS chronicles the tales of some of country music's most legendary artists when the series begins its eight-episode season FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX, followed by other half-hour episodes on subsequent Fridays at the same time. Marking a return to his roots in animation and as a musician, Judge ("King of the Hill"; "Beavis and Butt-Head"; Emmy(R) nominee for HBO's "Silicon Valley") co-created, narrates and serves as an executive producer on the series, which recounts the raucous adventures of these musicians, as told by those who knew them best. TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS kicks off with an episode devoted to Johnny Paycheck, followed by episodes about Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette (two parts), Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings (two parts) and Blaze Foley. TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS features animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about the exploits of these artists, brought to life by animated reenactments, woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dub Cornett as CRTR/EP
· Glen Zipper as EP
· Mike Judge as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Richard Mullins as CRTR/PROD
· Sean Stuart as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (animated)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Judgemental Films