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)





[03/01/17 - 11:17 AM]
Series Premiere of WE tv's "Mama June: From Not to Hot" Delivers 2.3 Million Viewers
WE tv further spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[03/01/17 - 10:30 AM]
AMC to Build on Success of "Talking Dead," TV's #1 Talk Show, with Launch of "Talking with Chris Hardwick"
"Talking with Chris Hardwick" will premiere on AMC at 11 p.m. on Sunday night, April 9, a week after the season seven finale of "The Walking Dead."

[03/01/17 - 09:12 AM]
"Street Outlaws" Revs Up the Action in All-New Season Premiering Monday, April 10 at 9PM ET/PT
The hit show that follows the nation's most skilled street racers through months of grueling preparation and exhilarating high-stakes races, returns to the spotlight with a new season.

[03/01/17 - 09:01 AM]
Logo's "RuPaul's Drag Race" Gets a Friday Night Makeover on VH1
The season nine premiere featuring Lady Gaga is set for Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT with every tongue-popping lip sync showdown and runway challenge.

[03/01/17 - 08:47 AM]
New Season of "Gangland Undercover" Premieres on History Thursday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The gritty drama series recounts the personal story of Charles Falco (played by Damon Runyan) and his mission to infiltrate some of the world's most notorious biker gangs.

[03/01/17 - 08:40 AM]
Flavor Unit and Queen Latifah Reveal "The Best Place to Be" in New Travel Channel Mini-Series Premiering April 2
Anthony Anderson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen are among those featured.

[03/01/17 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Lead Night of Disruptions
The Peacock wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/01/17 - 07:03 AM]
Netflix Champions European Entertainment
The original content will be showcased today at a press conference in Berlin.

[03/01/17 - 06:01 AM]
ABC Announces the Celebrity Cast of This Season's "Dancing with the Stars" on "Good Morning America"
The season 24 premiere marks the 400th episode of "Dancing with the Stars."

[02/28/17 - 01:06 PM]
WE tv Releases "Braxton Family Values" Supertease and Announces the Hit Series Will Return with All-New Episodes Beginning Thursday, March 16 at 9PM ET/PT on WE tv
When viewers check back in with the sisters, rumors of marital troubles between Tamar and Vince are making headlines, and the couple discusses the possibility of having another baby, which leaves the sisters confused and concerned.

[02/28/17 - 12:00 PM]
TLC Transforms Demolitions Into Dream Homes in New Series "Nate and Jeremiah by Design"
TLC makes a move back into the property space in a new series with interior designer and author Nate Berkus, interior designer and husband Jeremiah Brent.

[02/28/17 - 11:43 AM]
Hallmark Channel Everywhere Launches on Roku
"Demand for Hallmark Channel's unique brand of family entertainment is at an all-time high and we are dedicated to meeting this demand and allowing our loyal viewers to connect with our brand whenever they want and in as many ways as possible," said Chad Harris.

[02/28/17 - 11:19 AM]
Anson Mount Joins "Marvel's Inhumans" on ABC
"Marvel's Inhumans" will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

[02/28/17 - 10:40 AM]
Nickelodeon Sweeps February to Win All Three Major Kid Demos: K2-11, K6-11 and K2-5
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month of February.

[02/28/17 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Confirms May 20 Debut for "The Wizard of Lies," Starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer
Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria also star.