or


[08/17/04 - 12:00 AM]
Blue Collar TV' Earns 22 Additional Episodes

[via press release from The WB]

"BLUE COLLAR TV" EARNS 22 ADDITIONAL EPISODES

Burbank, CA - August 17, 2004

"BLUE COLLAR TV" EARNS 22 ADDITIONAL EPISODES

HIT SKETCH COMEDY SHOW STARRING JEFF FOXWORTHY, BILL ENGVALL AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY SET TO GO BACK INTO PRODUCTION

PICK-UPS OF "BLUE COLLAR TV" AND "SUMMERLAND" GIVE THE WB A GREAT START TO THE 2004-2005 SEASON

Based on BLUE COLLAR TV's hot start out of the box, The WB Network has ordered an additional 22 episodes of its new hit sketch comedy show starring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy, it was announced today by David Janollari, the network's President, Entertainment.

"The most elusive thing in television these days is a hit comedy and in 'Blue Collar TV' we have one, which made the pick-up an easy decision," Mr. Janollari said. "It is a testament to the abilities and distinctive voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy, as well as executive producers Fax Bahr and Adam Small that we have ordered an entire season of this series in addition to the eight episodes from its summer run. The success of 'Blue Collar TV,' along with 'Summerland,' gives The WB a great start on the new season with two hits already in the bag."

The show, which also features a talented ensemble cast, has been a hit since its first airing on July 29 and is the most-watched series ever to air Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. for The WB.

In its debut, the show attracted 5.4 million viewers, making it the second-most-watched show ever in its time period for The WB and the network's third-highest comedy debut ever. The show, which scored the best ratings for The WB in its time period in many key demos since the 2001 premiere of Charmed, was also #2 in its time period in adults 18-34 (2.3/9), persons 12-34 (2.3/9), women 18-34 (2.8/10), women 12-34 (2.6/10), men 12-34 (2.1/9) and adults 18-49 (2.1/8).

The results held up in its second and third episodes. In its second episode, BLUE COLLAR TV retained an outstanding 91% of its adults 18-34 rating (2.1/8), 89% of its women 18-34 (2.5/9), 94% of its men 18-34 (1.7/7), 83% of its persons 12-34 (1.9/8), 92% of its women 12-34 (2.4/9), 100% of its adults 18-49 (2.1/7), 92% of its women 18-49 (2.3/8), 100%of its men 18-49 (1.8/7) and built its female teen audience (2.2/9, 110%). BLUE COLLAR TV, which has also had great success with encore episodes on Fridays and on Comedy Central, also retained 86% of its total viewers (4.6 million). In its third airing, BLUE COLLAR TV had week-to-week gains in several key demos including persons 12-34, teens and total viewers.

Along with drama hit SUMMERLAND, The WB has netted two long-term assets from its 2004 summer season. SUMMERLAND and BLUE COLLAR TV are the only two scripted hits to debut on any network this summer.

"For the first summer in The WB's history, we programmed high-profile shows with an eye for the future," Mr. Janollari said. "Scoring both a comedy and a drama hit has given us a great deal of flexibility and depth for the upcoming season."

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, J.P. Williams, Brian Hartt and Garry Campbell.





  [august 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BLUE COLLAR TV (WB)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· SUMMERLAND (WB)





[09/23/20 - 12:03 PM]
"Bob's Burgers" and "Family Guy" Receive Two-Season Pickups
The aforementioned renewals will extend both series through 2023.

[09/23/20 - 12:00 PM]
Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV Announce New York Comic Con 2020 Programming Block, Debuting Thursday, October 8
"Truth Seekers," "Utopia," "Alex Rider," "The Boys," and "Invincible" are among those featured.

[09/23/20 - 10:18 AM]
ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group Announces First Time Directors Program to Develop 50 Original Movies with First Time BIPOC and Women Directors
The deal calls for 50 films across Paramount Network, MTV, Comedy Central and the E&Y portfolio for first time BIPOC filmmakers and women directors to tell diverse stories through the lens of diverse storytellers.

[09/23/20 - 10:15 AM]
Seth Meyers Goes Live on Primetime with "Closer Look Thursday"
The half-hour special will air Thursday, October 8 at 8:30/7:30c, live from Studio 8G in midtown Manhattan's iconic Rockefeller Center.

[09/23/20 - 10:00 AM]
Nickelodeon Orders "Brendar the Barbarian," New Live-Action Puppet Comedy Series from Co-Creators Mike Mitchell and Drew Massey
In the series, a troll who has never ventured out from under his bridge, decides to explore the world for the first time in search of a great adventure and inspiration to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer.

[09/23/20 - 09:48 AM]
Discovery Partners with Team Downey and Glen Zipper on Four Part Event Wildlife Series "The Bond"
The four-part series takes an intimate look at the unique bond between animals and humans, spotlighting these relationships in its purest forms.

[09/23/20 - 09:41 AM]
New Six-Part Comedic Drama "The Trouble with Maggie Cole" Premieres Sunday, October 18 on PBS
Set in an idyllic English fishing village, this six-part series follows the titular character as she navigates the repercussions of her idle gossip.

[09/23/20 - 09:31 AM]
"Peacemaker" Is Coming to HBO Max - New DC Action-Comedy Series Starring John Cena
Cena will reprise his role from "The Suicide Squad" movie to star in the series, and the film's acclaimed writer/director James Gunn will write all eight episodes and will direct multiple episodes, including the first.

[09/23/20 - 09:02 AM]
Video: New Trailer - Hulu's "Helstrom"
Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon star in the series, due on Friday, October 16.

[09/23/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: AMC Releases Official Trailer for "The Salisbury Poisonings"
The four-part drama tells the remarkable story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency.

[09/23/20 - 09:00 AM]
"Truth Seekers" Unleashes the Supernatural October 30
The eight-episode paranormal comedy series from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg will launch on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide, just in time for a spook-tacular Halloween.

[09/23/20 - 08:40 AM]
TV One Brings New Episodes of "Fatal Attraction" to the "True Crime Mondays" Programming Block on Monday, September 28 at 9 P.M. ET/8C
Each new episode documents new stories, new drama, and never-before-seen footage that offers viewers first-hand accounts into jaw-dropping cases involving crimes of passion.

[09/23/20 - 08:31 AM]
David Letterman Continues the Conversation with a New Season of "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman"
Dave Chappelle, Kim Kardashian, Lizzo and Robert Downey Jr. are all on tap this season, due on October 21.

[09/23/20 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Tops Demo Race Over "America's Got Talent"
ABC leads the night in the key demographic while NBC is the most-watched network.

[09/23/20 - 07:31 AM]
HGTV Orders Six New One-Hour Episodes of "Bargain Mansions" Starring Home Renovator Tamara Day
The new episodes of "Bargain Mansions" are slated to premiere in November 2020.