'The Bill Engvall Show' Returns for a Second Season in June
'The Bill Engvall Show' Returns for a Second Season in June
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Pearsons are back.  TBS has set the date for the return of The Bill Engvall Show following its successful initial eight-episode run that began on July 17, 2007.  The top-rated family sitcom, which stars Blue Collar Comedy Tour headliner Bill Engvall, will attempt to offer a humorous look at what it takes to be a parent nowadays beginning June 12 at 9pm ET/PT.

On the series, Engvall plays Bill Pearson, a family counselor who can't always figure out his own family.  Also starring are Nancy Travis (Becker, The Jane Austen Book Club) as his wife and Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) as his best friend.  Last but not the least, the series also features the Pearson children, played by Jennifer Lawrence (The Burning Plain), Graham Patrick Martin (The Girl Next Door) and Skyler Gisondo (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story).
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During its pilot run, The Bill Engvall Show set records as ad-supported cable's number 1 original sitcom of all time among adults 25-54.  The show's July 2007 debut was watched by more than 4.1 million viewers, according Nielsen Media Research.  Some critics also considered the show as a welcome return to the kind of traditional family comedy that is lacking on television today.  On September 4, 2007 the show was renewed for a 10-episode second season.

"One of the things I talk about in my act is that, as a parent, all you're basically doing is keeping a lid on things until the kids go to college," Engvall said.  "I want my show to be a reflection of real life and the real issues that parents and kids face each day."

The Bill Engvall Show is created by Bill Engvall, who also serves as executive producer, and Michael Leeson (War of the Roses).  The series is being produced by TBS with Williams' Parallel Entertainment.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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