or


[08/06/07 - 10:16 AM]
TBS Personalities Bill Engvall and Jim Gaffigan Headline New Broadband Projects Tied to TBS Original Series
"Ask Bill" and "Andy's Car" are tied to "The Bill Engvall Show" and "My Boys" respectively.

[via press release from TBS]

TBS Personalities Bill Engvall and Jim Gaffigan Headline New Broadband Projects Tied to TBS Original Series

http://www.tbs.com/video/

Engvall Stars in ASK BILL, Companion Piece to Hit Sitcom THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW

Jim Gaffigan Headlines ANDY'S CAR, Promotion for Acclaimed Series MY BOYS

TBS is pumping up its broadband offerings by launching two new projects on tbs.com tied into TBS's original series. ASK BILL ties into TBS's hit series THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW with a collection of segments featuring Bill Engvall (Blue Collar TV) as the title character offering humorous advice to viewers. And ANDY'S CAR promotes TBS's acclaimed series MY BOYS through comedic vignettes set in a car owned by one of the show's characters, Andy, played by Jim Gaffigan (That �70s Show, Ed). Both projects, created by the digital production unit of Turner Entertainment Networks' Content Creation Group, can be found at tbs.com by accessing the TBS broadband video player, which delivered 5.3 million video streams in July, the player's best month since launching last fall.

"These two projects demonstrate one aspect of our multi-prong strategy when it comes to broadband content," said Jeff Gregor, chief marketing officer for TBS, TNT and TCM. "The broadband extensions for THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW and MY BOYS allow us to promote these shows by creating new, original, very funny content not available through the linear network. In addition, their presence on tbs.com will help give our already successful TBS broadband player an opportunity to reach ever greater heights."

ASK BILL is a companion piece to TBS's hit series THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW. In it, family counselor Bill Pearson (Engvall) reads letters from people seeking his input on issues in their daily lives. He then offers pointedly humorous advice in return. Eight ASK BILL installments have been produced to date, with a new segment appearing on tbs.com each week.

ANDY'S CAR promotes TBS's critically acclaimed MY BOYS through a series of humorous segments based on the premise that Andy (Gaffigan), PJ Franklin's loveable brother now living in the suburbs, has a lot of time to spend in his car commuting. This promotional clips feature characters from the series sitting in Andy's car and shooting the breeze about everyday life. One such segment includes Andy and Mike, played by Jamie Kaler, wolfing down fast food while pontificating on its nutritional properties. There are currently nine installments of ANDY'S CAR available at tbs.com.

In addition to these broadband tie-ins, users can also check out episodes of both MY BOYS and THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW through the TBS broadband video player.

THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW, which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS and recently premiered with one of ad-supported cable's Top 3 sitcom telecasts of all time, casts the Blue Collar Comedy headliner as Bill Pearson, a family counselor whose own family is unpredictable, somewhat absurd and a little mixed up themselves. Nancy Travis (Becker, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) plays his wife, Susan, who is trying to make sure their three children turn out all right. Filling out the rest of the family, Jennifer Lawrence (Devil You Know) plays Bill and Susan's teenage daughter, Lauren, while their sons are played by Graham Patrick Martin (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as Trent, a sports and video game enthusiast, and Skyler Gisondo (Huff) as Bryan, a musically talented neat freak with a pet snake. Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Steve Hytner co-star as Bill's best friends. The series, which premiered with one of ad-supported cable's top 3 sitcom telecasts of all time, is written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson (The War of the Roses), who also serve as executive producers with J.P. Williams (Blue Collar TV) and director James Widdoes (Two and a Half Men). The series is being produced by TBS with Leeson's Welladay, Inc. and Williams' Parallel Entertainment.

MY BOYS, which airs Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS and which recently returned with new episodes and higher-than-ever deliveries among young adults, features Jordana Spiro (Must Love Dogs) as a 20-something sports writer who spends a lot of time with her cadre of male friends. Last year, the show saw PJ and her boys through some humorous, yet realistic, times including on-the-job romance, a dating slump, the value of honesty in friendship and uncovering secrets kept from close friends. This summer promises more poker nights at PJs, beers at Crowley's Bar and amusing situations from the whole gang. Andy (Gaffigan) will struggle with his move to the suburbs and another big bombshell from Meredith. Mike (Jamie Kaler � The Family Stone), having exhausted every means to kill time while unemployed, strikes ups an interesting business alliance. Kenny (Michael Bunin � Scrubs) continues to search for love in all the wrong places. Bobby (Kyle Howard � Related, Orange County), who has comfortably settled in as one of the gang, reveals a shocking secret of his own. Brendan (Reid Scott � American Dreams) goes through a disturbing personality change that requires the entire group to get him back on track. Stephanie (Kellee Stewart � Guess Who?) runs into some financial trouble this year but is lucky in love. The show is executive-produced by creator Betsy Thomas (Run of the House), Jamie Tarses, Gavin Polone (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Gilmore Girls) and Eric Gilliland (Roseanne, That �70s Show). It comes to TBS from Pariah and 2 Out Rally Productions, Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's "very funny" network. It serves as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, King of Queens, Seinfeld and Friends; original comedy series like My Boys, The Bill Engvall Show, 10 Items or Less and Frank TV; first-run series like Tyler Perry's House of Payne; specials and special events, such as Funniest Commercials of the Year and The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.





  [august 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· BECKER (CBS)
· BILL ENGVALL SHOW, THE (TBS)
· BLUE COLLAR TV (WB)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· ED (NBC)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· HUFF (SHOWTIME)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· MY BOYS (TBS)
· RELATED (WB)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)











[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.