TBS Greenlights Engvall Sitcom

Feb 12, 2007  •  Post A Comment

TBS has greenlit a new sitcom featuring Bill Engvall, best known as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

The network has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is scheduled to premiere this summer.

“The Bill Engvall Show” will feature Mr. Engvall as a family counselor and his own family. Nancy Travis will play Mr. Engvall’s wife. Jennifer Lawrence, Graham Patrick Martin and Skyler Gisondo play their children.

TBS, which bills itself as a comedy channel, started producing original scripted sitcoms last year. “My Boys” was the first to be renewed.

“We’re very enthused about breaking new ground for the network with ‘The Bill Engvall Show,” said Michael Wright, senior VP of original programming for TBS and TNT. “It’s a multi-camera family comedy shot in front of a studio audience, and we are absolutely thrilled with it.”

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