[06/08/09 - 05:20 PM]
TBS Invites Viewers to Return to Family-Friendly Saturday Night Television with Hit Sitcom the Bill Engvall Show
THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW launches its third season Saturday, July 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from TBS]

TBS Invites Viewers to Return to Family-Friendly Saturday Night Television With Hit Sitcom THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW

Fan Favorite Starring Bill Engvall, Nancy Travis and Tim Meadows Returns for Third Season Saturday, July 18, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

TBS is giving viewers a reason to watch television again on Saturday nights with the third season of the hit series THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW. The family-friendly sitcom, which offers a humorous look at what it takes to be a parent in today's world, stars Bill Engvall (Blue Collar Comedy Tour), Nancy Travis (Becker, The Jane Austen Book Club) and Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story). THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW launches its third season Saturday, July 18, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

In THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW, Engvall plays Bill Pearson, a family counselor who can't always figure out his own family. Travis plays his wife, Susan, who has her hands full with three kids and a husband who sometimes needs as much supervision as the kids. The two engage in a constant battle of the sexes; Susan invariably wins, even when she lets Bill think he has.

Meadows plays Bill's best friend and the family's de facto uncle, Paul DuFrayne, a hair-replacement specialist who talks a bigger game than he plays. When he and Bill get together, they frequently get tangled in their own schemes, whether it's declaring war against a neighbor who leaves his garbage cans on the street or keeping the secret that Paul is responsible for losing all of Trent's baby pictures.

Bill and Susan's kids are played by Jennifer Lawrence (The Burning Plain) as Lauren, a high-school student determined to be treated as an adult; Graham Patrick Martin (The Girl Next Door) as Trent, a skateboarding sports fan and video gamer who's not exactly the sharpest crayon in the box; and Skyler Gisondo (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) as Bryan, a bookish genius who is adept at playing his brother and sister against one another.

This season, the Pearsons will face economic challenges as Bill's client base dwindles. That means a lot of cutbacks, including not allowing Lauren to go on an expensive trip for spring break. Meanwhile, Bill's deadbeat brother, Dan (Stephen Dunham � The Mummy), hits it big when one of his investment opportunities actually pays off. That sudden change in fortune causes a rift between him and Bill that money won't be able to heal.

"For years, Saturday night was home to great sitcoms," said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We believe it's time for another high-quality, family-friendly sitcom on Saturdays. THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW will be a great part of summer weekends."

In its first season in 2007, THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW set records as ad-supported cable's #1 original sitcom of all time among adults 25-54. Last season, it averaged 2.6 million viewers and ranked as ad-supported cable's #1 show in its time period among adults 18-49.

THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW was created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson (War of the Roses). Engvall serves as executive producer, along with J.P. Williams (Blue Collar TV), Mark Kunerth (Friends) and director James Widdoes (Two and a Half Men). The series is being produced by TBS with Williams' Parallel Entertainment.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network. It serves as home to such original comedy series as My Boys, The Bill Engvall Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns; the eagerly anticipated late-night series starring George Lopez; hot contemporary comedies like The Office, My Name is Earl, Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, King of Queens, Seinfeld and Friends; specials like Funniest Commercials of the Year; special events, such as TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: Just For Laughs in Chicago in June; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

  [june 2009]  


[11/30/15 - 12:54 PM]
"Kobe Bryant's Muse" to Re-Air on Showtime(R) Tomorrow Night as Part of the Network's Sports Line-Up
The film includes intimate and exclusive footage in the aftermath of Bryant's shoulder injury which ended his 2014-2015 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

[11/30/15 - 12:32 PM]
CBS Announces Winter and Spring Scheduling Plans
Highlights include the launch of "Angel from Hell" on Thursday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[11/30/15 - 12:17 PM]
Premiere of Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Is the #1 Primetime Cable TV Telecast of 2015 in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/30/15 - 11:33 AM]
Hulu's "Seinfeld: The Apartment" Fan Experience to Return in Los Angeles
"Seinfeld: The Apartment" will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16th - 20.

[11/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Family Announces Fourth Season Pick-up of Hit Drama Series, "The Fosters"
The critically acclaimed family drama will premiere all-new episodes from the third season on Monday, January 25.

[11/30/15 - 11:06 AM]
Bravo Media Walks Down the Aisle with Four New Couples in the Super-Sized Season Three Premiere of "Newlyweds: The First Year" January 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 6.

[11/30/15 - 11:00 AM]
Disney XD Orders a Third Season of Hit Animated Series "Star Wars Rebels"
To date, "Star Wars Rebels" ranks as Disney XD's #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11.

[11/30/15 - 10:05 AM]
E! Announces Season 4 of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" to Debut in 2016
Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick are ready to tie the knot and are taking E!'s cameras along for the luxurious ride.

[11/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" Season Six Supertrailer
Season six kicks off Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/30/15 - 09:04 AM]
CMT to Honor the Cast of "Nashville" with First-Ever "International Impact Award" Live During "2015 CMT Artists of the Year" Special on December 2 at 8PM ET/PT
Cast members Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Audrey Peeples are slated to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast.

[11/30/15 - 09:02 AM]
All the Legends Are True in the ABC Family Series Premiere of "Shadowhunters" on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 - 10:00 P.M., EST/PST
Plus: "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show.

[11/30/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces Two Super Bowl Specials
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" and "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown" are both on tap for February.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 16-20.

[11/30/15 - 08:21 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Joins Investigation Discovery as New Host of "Dateline on ID" and Exclusive "Front Page" Specials
"Keith will bring his distinctive newsmagazine flair and reputation as a trusted news source to tell these stories to ID's audience as only he can with his incredibly unique and arresting delivery," said Henry Schleiff.