or


[03/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
The WB's Cure for the Summertime Blues: 'Blue Collar TV'

[via press release from The WB]

THE WB'S CURE FOR THE SUMMERTIME BLUES: �BLUE COLLAR TV�

Burbank, CA March 29, 2005

HIT SKETCH COMEDY SERIES STARRING JEFF FOXWORTHY, BILL ENGVALL AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY WILL BEGIN ITS SECOND SEASON IN THE SUMMER

The summer just got funnier. The WB Network's hit sketch comedy show BLUE COLLAR TV, starring comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, will return for a second season with fresh, original episodes this summer, it was announced today by David Janollari, President, Entertainment, The WB.

�BLUE COLLAR TV was able to get off to a great start and build valuable traction with a summer launch last year,� Mr. Janollari said. �We hope to give it the same jump start for its second season so it can continue to build on its loyal fan base.�

BLUE COLLAR TV heated up the summer for The WB last year when its July debut attracted 5.4 million viewers, making it the second-most-watched show in network history in the Thursday 8:00 p.m. ET time period. Its continued success on both Thursday and Friday nights led to its early second-season order.

�I am in the hospital in shock,� joked Jeff Foxworthy. �I have never had a show on the same network two years in a row.�

Inspired by �The Blue Collar Comedy Tour,� one of the most successful comedy tours of all time, BLUE COLLAR TV pokes good-natured fun at all the things middle America holds dear. With subjects ranging from everyday family life to lingerie shopping, each episode skewers modern life through sketches and pop culture parodies with a decidedly blue-collar perspective. The show also features a talented ensemble cast including Brooke Dillman, Ashley Drane, Ayda Field, Heath Hyche, Peter Oldring and Gary Anthony Williams.

BLUE COLLAR TV has aired on both Thursday and Friday evenings. Currently, the series airs on Thursdays with an original episode from 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET and an encore episode from 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET. Since moving to Fridays, the show brought growth to the night, improving the 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET time period by +17% in adults 18-34, +20% in women 18-34, +50% in adults 18-49, +46% in women 18-49 and +50% in men 18-49. The show has also delivered growth in total viewers, building by +44% over last February to 3.8 million. During the recently completed February sweep, BLUE COLLAR TV ranked #3 in its time period in adults 18-34, women 18-34, persons 12-34 and women12-34.

BLUE COLLAR TV is 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.





  [march 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


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





[12/15/18 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Continues Demo Win Streak
The network has won the night among adults 18-49 for 12 straight weeks.

[12/14/18 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 14
Updates include: Netflix renews "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman"; NBC developing small screen take on podcast "The Black Tapes"; and DHX Media to bring the Peanuts characters to Apple.

[12/14/18 - 02:23 PM]
Bravo Media's "Married to Medicine" Season 6 Three-Part Reunion Hits a Fever Pitch on Friday, December 21 at 9PM ET/PT
The subsequent installments will air Sunday, January 6 and 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/18 - 01:42 PM]
Superstar Recording Artists Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Dierks Bentley, Halsey, Marshmello and Bastille, Panic! At the Disco, Brynn Cartelli and More to Perform on "Voice" Finale
The season finale will also feature special musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists, which will be announced soon.

[12/14/18 - 12:01 PM]
Netflix Picks Up "Bonding" from Rightor Doyle
The dark comedy centers on the relationship between former high-school BFFs, Pete, a recently out gay man, and Tiff, a grad student and secretly one of New York City's top dominatrixes, who reconnect in an unexpected way years later.

[12/14/18 - 10:03 AM]
HBO Films' "Brexit," Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Debuts Jan. 19
This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns.

[12/14/18 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Television Network Orders Additional Episodes of Comedies "black-ish," "The Goldbergs," "The Kids Are Alright" and "Single Parents" for the 2018-2019 Season
"Black-ish" has received two additional episodes while the others have been extended by one episode.

[12/14/18 - 09:06 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Poster and New Teaser for "Black Monday"
The 10-episode series will premiere on Sunday, January 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/14/18 - 09:05 AM]
"Strike Back" Begins Season Six Jan. 25 on Cinemax
The show follows the explosive escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team, as it spans the globe fighting a vast web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity.

[12/14/18 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Powers FOX Victory
The network's last Thursday game of the season delivers top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/14/18 - 08:03 AM]
Video: "Russian Doll" Season 1 - Date Announcement - Netflix
From Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland comes "Russian Doll," February 1 on Netflix.

[12/14/18 - 08:01 AM]
DC Universe: The Ultimate Holiday Binge-Watching Destination Anchored with the Season Finale of Original Series "Titans" on December 21
97% of members have watched the exclusive original "Titans."

[12/13/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 13
Updates include: CBS revealed to have settled sexual harassment case with Eliza Dushku; Logan Lerman in talks to lead Amazon's "The Hunt"; and Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams to re-team for Apple's "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends."

[12/13/18 - 03:14 PM]
Red Nose Day Returns to NBC for Fifth Year with a Special Night of Programming on Thursday May 23, 2019
In 2019, the multi-week fundraising campaign will culminate on Red Nose Day, Thursday, May 23 with a three-hour block of Red Nose Day-themed programming on NBC.

[12/13/18 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning": First Look at "Lightning"!
The network teases China Anne McClain as her crime fighting alter-ego in advance of the show's January 21 return.