The WB Orders Plenty of ‘Blue Collar TV’

Aug 17, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The WB announced Tuesday it is ordering 22 additional episodes of its new sketch comedy show “Blue Collar TV.”

The show has been a strong performer since it premiered Thursday, July 29. In its debut “Blue Collar TV” attracted 5.4 million viewers, making it the second-most-watched show in the 8 p.m. time period for the network and The WB’s third-highest comedy debut. The show had an initial order of eight episodes.

Repeats of “Blue Collar TV” have also been performing well on Fridays on cable network Comedy Central.

It’s been a good summer for The WB in terms of new scripted shows. The Spelling Television drama “Summerland” has been picked up for an additional season. The only dark spot has been the game show “Studio 7,” which has not been given additional episodes.

“Blue Collar TV” is produced by Bahr/Small Productions and Parallel Entertainment in association with Riverside Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. The show stars comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy.