or


[07/07/04 - 12:00 AM]
'Blue Collar TV' Joins the WB's Summer Schedule
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The WB has officially bumped up its second fall series to a summer bow, as the Frog announced this week it plans to debut "Blue Collar TV" on Thursday, July 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

"Collar" joins "Studio 7," which airs Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c starting July 22, as the latest early launch. Both series have eight-episode orders and are expected to continue into the fall should ratings merit.

The WB plans to double pump "Collar" with encores also airing Fridays at 9:30/8:30c. Repeats of "Reba" will fill the Thursday, 8:30/7:30c half-hour starting July 22.

In addition, Emmy-winning director Paul Miller has signed on to helm all eight installments of the series. Miller took home the award in 1999 for CBS' broadcast of the Tony Awards and worked with the show's executive producers Adam Small and Fax Bahr on FOX's "Mad TV." Miller's partner Kimber Rickabaugh, whom together run RickMill Productions, will also serve as a producer on the series.

The news was confirmed via press release this afternoon:

GET READY AMERICA: "BLUE COLLAR TV" SET TO PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JULY 29

MEGA-SUCCESSFUL COMICS JEFF FOXWORTHY, BILL ENGVALL AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY TO HEADLINE A TALENTED ENSEMBLE CAST TO TAKE SKETCH COMEDY WHERE IT HAS NEVER GONE BEFORE

The WB's BLUE COLLAR TV, starring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy, will premiere on Thursday, July 29 at 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET, it was announced today by David Janollari, The WB's President of Entertainment. Encore runs of the fall series will air Fridays at 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET for the remainder of the summer.

The three comics, who were on The Blue Collar Comedy Tour -- the second-highest grossing comedy tour ever, which spawned "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie" (more than 2.5 million DVDs sold) -- along with an ensemble cast including Brooke Dillman, Ashley Drane, Ayda Field, Heath Hyche, Peter Oldring and Gary Anthony Williams bring their outrageous humor to The WB.

Each episode of "Blue Collar TV" will begin with a themed stand-up routine from Foxworthy, poking good-natured fun at all the things middle America holds dear. With subjects ranging from everyday family life to being naked, each episode will skewer modern life through sketches and pop culture parodies with a decidedly blue-collar perspective, told through the eyes of Fax Bahr and Adam Small, who created both "Mad TV" and "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment."

From Bahr/Small Productions and Parallel Entertainment in association with Riverside Productions, Inc., distributed by Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Fax Bahr ("Mad TV," "In Living Color," "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment"), Adam Small ("Mad TV," "In Living Color," "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment"), Jeff Foxworthy and J.P. Williams.





  [july 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BLUE COLLAR TV (WB)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· REBA (CW)
· STUDIO 7 (WB)





[10/20/17 - 09:42 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Good Doctor" Tops CBS' "NCIS" and NBC's "This Is Us" as the Season's Most-Watched Drama
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/20/17 - 09:18 AM]
FXX Scares Up Tricks and Treats for Halloween
FXX will celebrate Halloween with a The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" programming event culminating with a 13-hour marathon on Monday, October 31.

[10/20/17 - 08:42 AM]
"Will & Grace" Is the #1 Entertainment Show of the Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/20/17 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye claims top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/17 - 07:01 AM]
"A Very Pentatonix Christmas" Delivers the Holiday Spirit to NBC on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The one-hour television event will feature a duet with Jennifer Hudson and take viewers on a musical journey filled with joy, heart and laughter as the group performs some of their holiday favorites.

[10/20/17 - 06:50 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Scores Another Ratings Increase, Up +5%
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/19/17 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 19
Updates include: Hulu gives final season to "Casual"; Steve Buscemi to replace Owen Wilson in "Miracle Workers" at TBS; and Erica Ash to lead BET's new drama "In Contempt."

[10/19/17 - 02:02 PM]
Video: December 15 - "The Ranch" Part 4 Comes to Netflix and the Binge Race Begins
"The Ranch" is the third most binged-raced show on Netflix.

[10/19/17 - 01:30 PM]
All-Star Autism Benefit "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," Hosted by Jon Stewart, to Be Presented Live on HBO Nov. 18
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler are among the initial wave of performers.

[10/19/17 - 01:29 PM]
"Bring It!" and "The Rap Game" Return November 24
Lifetime's Friday mainstays will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/17 - 12:50 PM]
"2017 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Soars to New Ratings Highs and Ranks as Most Watched in Event History
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/17 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Launches New Virtual Reality App, AMC VR, with Brand-New "The Walking Dead" VR Content
Additionally, timed to "The Walking Dead's" 100th episode, AMC VR will debut an extended 360-degree bonus scene from the Season 8 premiere starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seth Gilliam.

[10/19/17 - 12:03 PM]
American Heroes Channel and Time Inc.'s People(R) Present the 2017 Red Bandanna Hero Award to Combat Wounded Coalition Founder Lt. Jason Redman
A television special produced by Time Inc. Productions, "9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Legacy" will also highlight three Red Bandanna Heroes when it premieres on AHC on Saturday, October 28.

[10/19/17 - 11:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Launch of "Countdown to Christmas" Fantasy Game
Viewers who play the game will have the opportunity to take their enthusiasm for their favorite Hallmark Channel holiday movies and play for the top prize of $20,000.

[10/19/17 - 11:01 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Nominees Robert and Michelle King to Executive Produce "Your Honor" for Showtime(R)
The project is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of Chicago society.