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[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.





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











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