The Bill Engvall Show
|The Bill Engvall Show|
The Bill Engvall Show intertitle
|Created by||Bill Engvall
Graham Patrick Martin
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||30 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Original run||July 17, 2007 –
September 25, 2009
The Bill Engvall Show is a sitcom which ran on TBS from July 17, 2007 to September 5, 2009. The series starred comedian Bill Engvall and was written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson. The series was canceled on September 25, 2009.
Set in suburban Louisville, Colorado, Engvall played a family counselor called Bill Pearson who cannot always understand his own family. Nancy Travis co-starred as his wife and Tim Meadows played his best friend. The Pearson children were played by Jennifer Lawrence, Graham Patrick Martin and Skyler Gisondo.
Engvall and Travis offer a look at what it takes to be a parent in today’s world. They face day-to-day parenting issues like allowance controversies, driver’s licenses, parking tickets and larger issues like raising responsible children in today's world. They do all this while trying to keep the spark alive in their marriage and balancing work with family life.
Teenage daughter Lauren (Lawrence) is a typical high-school girl who is trying to find her way through classes and dating. Dim but lovable Trent (Martin) is the middle child. Bryan (Gisondo) is the resident baby and Brainiac of the family.
Bill works in the same building as his closest friend Paul Dufrayne (Meadows). Paul is a hair-replacement specialist who is treated like part of the Pearson family. The Pearsons often need to save Paul from his own neuroses.
|Bill Engvall||Bill Pearson||A family counselor whose family needs some help as well.|
|Nancy Travis||Susan Pearson (née Murray)||Bill's witty and loving wife. She always tries to keep the family together.|
|Jennifer Lawrence||Lauren Pearson||Bill and Susan's daughter. She is the oldest and is the leader when the kids scheme and plan.|
|Graham Patrick Martin||Trent Pearson||Bill and Susan's older son. He lacks common sense, although he proves to be intelligent at times.|
|Skyler Gisondo||Bryan Pearson||Bill and Susan's younger son. A bit on the "odd" side, Bryan loves to show off his vast knowledge of strange and unusual facts. This naturally makes him the target of his siblings' jokes.|
|Tim Meadows||Paul Dufrayne||One of Bill's best friends since the 1980s. Originally he wanted to be a doctor, as seen in the episode "How Bill Met Susan", but ended up opening a hair transplant practice located in the same building as Bill.|
|Brian Doyle-Murray||Mr. Faulkner||The Pearsons' gruff and crotchety neighbor. He likes to give Bill a hard time but has a soft spot for Susan. It is revealed his first name is Ernest.|
|Cynthia Watros||A.J.||Susan's best friend. A.J. currently lives in a "vanabago" and has been known to park it in the Pearson family's driveway from time to time.|
- Nine Network Primary Channel – Australia
- Super Channel – Canada
- Kanal 7 – Denmark
- TV1 – Lithuania
- TV2 – New Zealand
- TVNorge – Norway
- TV Slovenija 2 – Slovenia
- TV3 – Sweden
- Novyi Kanal – Ukraine
- Dubai One – United Arab Emirates
The first season of The Bill Engvall Show was released on DVD on May 20, 2008. Bonus features include an overview of the show, a set tour, interviews with the cast and an "Ask Bill" segment. Beginning January 22, 2013, Warner Archive released seasons 2 & 3 together in one set, completing the series on DVD.
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