or


[09/10/08 - 03:43 PM]
TBS Orders Third Season of Top-Rated Sitcom the Bill Engvall Show
Plus: In December, TBS will present two special episodes of THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW, just in time for the holidays.

[via press release from TBS]

TBS Orders Third Season of Top-Rated Sitcom THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW

Comedian Bill Engvall and Nancy Travis Star in Domestic Comedy About Family Life in Today's Ever-Changing World

Tim Meadows Co-Stars, Along with Jennifer Lawrence, Graham Patrick Martin and Skyler Gisondo

Hit Series Recently Completed Strong Second Season, Averaging 2.3 Million Viewers

After another highly successful run this summer, TBS has ordered a third season of its top-rated original sitcom THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW. Bill Engvall (Bait Shop) is set to return as family counselor Bill Pearson, with Nancy Travis (Becker, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) back as his wife, Susan. They are joined by returning cast members Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) as their neighbor and Bill's best friend, Paul Dufrayne; Jennifer Lawrence (The Burning Plain) as their daughter Lauren; Graham Patrick Martin (The Girl Next Door) as their son Trent; and Skyler Gisondo (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) as their son Bryan.

THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW was created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson (The War of the Roses). Engvall serves as executive producer, along with J.P. Williams (Blue Collar TV) and Mark Kunerth (Friends). James Widdoes (Two and a Half Men) directed all the episodes from the first two seasons, while also serving as executive producer. The series is produced by TBS. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which will return to the network in summer 2009.

"There's something about this cast and this show that gives you a good feeling inside, which is probably why it's won the hearts of so many viewers," said Michael Wright, senior vice president in charge of the Content Creation Group for TBS, TNT and TCM. "Their dedication to continually growing the show is evident in the work, and we look forward to a new season of even funnier episodes."

"I can't tell you how thrilled all of us on THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW are that we'll be back for another season on TBS," said Engvall. "Working so closely with people you care so dearly about and with a network that gives you such unbridled support is truly what makes this show work."

Set in a Denver suburb, THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW focuses on family counselor Bill Pearson and his wife, Susan, who strive to raise three well-adjusted children in an ever-changing world. The show offers a humorous look at parenting in the 21st century, a task Susan finds especially challenging because Bill is often as much of a handful as the kids.

Throughout its two seasons on TBS, THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW has been embraced by viewers. The show's July 2007 debut was watched by more than 4.1 million viewers and landed among ad-supported cable's Top 3 sitcom telecasts of all time among adults 25-54 and households, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. This past summer, the show averaged 2.3 million viewers and ranked as ad-supported cable's #1 program in its time period among adults 18-49.

In December, TBS will present two special episodes of THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW, just in time for the holidays.

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, 10 Items or Less and Frank TV; 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 The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and Just For Laughs: A Very Funny Festival in Chicago; 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.





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BECKER (CBS)
· BILL ENGVALL SHOW, THE (TBS)
· BLUE COLLAR TV (WB)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)











[09/01/14 - 10:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's number one program among adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Returns on Top for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 09:53 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 26
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.

[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/30/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 for the Night in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 29.

[08/30/14 - 08:13 AM]
Kenny Chesney Welcomed Fans to the Georgia Theatre Last Night for a Surprise Show to Launch CMT's New Series "Instant Jam"
The concert is the first installment of the new series and premieres Saturday, September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 04:44 PM]
"Utopia" Streaming Video Access Begins Now on UtopiaTV.com 24/7!
Tune into the two-hour series premiere next Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.