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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)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 5/16/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Cinemax's press release, May 2018) MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS, chronicling the exploits of legendary music artists, will return for a second season later this year, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. While the first season of the show spotlighted country musicians, the new season will focus on funk music greats, including James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. 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 features animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about these artists, brought to life by animated reenactments, and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos. Debuting on CINEMAX in Sept. 2017, the first season of TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS spotlighted notorious country music legends, including Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings and Blaze Foley.
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