The Jeff Foxworthy Show

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Jeff Foxworthy Show
The Jeff Foxworthy Show.jpg
Created byTom Anderson
ComposerCraig Stuart Garfinkle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes41
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera (1995–1996)
Film; Multi-camera (1996–1997)
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesBrillstein-Grey Communications
Mr. Willoughby, Inc.
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkABC (1995–1996)
NBC (1996–1997)
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseSeptember 12, 1995 (1995-09-12) –
May 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)

The Jeff Foxworthy Show is an American sitcom television series created by Tom Anderson, starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy and based on Foxworthy's stand-up comedy routine. It originally aired from September 12, 1995 to May 5, 1997 on ABC (season 1) and NBC (season 2).


ABC era[edit]

The first series aired on ABC during the 1995–1996 season, but was cancelled after one season. NBC picked up the show for the following season, but despite improving in the ratings, it was again cancelled after one season. In the first season, network executives considered his routine "too Southern" for a national network and based his sitcom in Bloomington, Indiana.[1]

Jay Mohr and Bob Saget made regular or cameo appearances, as did country singers Tim McGraw and Travis Tritt.


NBC era[edit]

When the show moved to NBC, in addition to the casting changes, the show's production changed. In the first series, the show was recorded on tape; the second season was shot on film. In the second season, the show was set in the fictitious town of Briarton in Calhoun County, Georgia, based on Foxworthy's real-life hometown in the South, and the series was given a redesigned opening and theme.[2]

Haley Joel Osment was the only other actor besides Foxworthy to make the move to NBC with the series, and Jeff's wife Karen was the only character that carried over with Jeff and Matt, though the role was filled by a new actress. Jonathan Lipnicki was added to the cast as the Foxworthys' other son Justin.



Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
118September 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)May 15, 1996 (1996-05-15)ABC
223September 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)May 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)NBC

Season 1 (1995–96)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Jeff's Life 101"Alan RafkinTom AndersonSeptember 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)
22"A Non-Affair to Remember"Alan RafkinDavid CastroSeptember 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)
33"The Gene Pool"Alan RafkinBill KunstlerSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
44"Elliot and Victoria's Secret"Stan LathanKathy Ann StumpeSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
55"Womb With a View"Stan LathanTom Seeley & Norm GunzenhauserOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)
66"With Two You Get Cow's Milk"Alan RafkinSusan Sebastian & Jennie AyersOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
77"Jeff & Ray & Rascal's Big Adventure"Alan RafkinSusan Sebastian & Jennie AyersNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
88"A Sore Winner"Alan RafkinRicky BlittNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
99"He's Making a List, Checking It Twice"Alan RafkinDavid CastroNovember 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
1010"Foxworthy Family Feud"Alan RafkinKathy Ann StumpeDecember 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)
1111"Matt About You"Alan RafkinAndrew Gordon & Eileen ConnDecember 23, 1995 (1995-12-23)
1212"Clan of the Bare Caves"Gil JungerKathy Ann StumpeJanuary 6, 1996 (1996-01-06)
1313"Before You Say `No,' Just Hear Me Out"Gil JungerTom Anderson and Jeff FoxworthyJanuary 13, 1996 (1996-01-13)
1414"Deedee Day"Howard MurrayDavid CastroJanuary 20, 1996 (1996-01-20)
1515"He Ain't Heavy, He's a Bully"Howard MurrayNorm Gunzenhauser & Tom SeeleyJanuary 24, 1996 (1996-01-24)
1616"Moonstruck"Gil JungerSusan Sebastian & Jennie AyersFebruary 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)
1717"Shootout at the Comedy Corral"Art DielhennDavid CastroSeptember 12, 1996 (1996-09-12)
1818"One Wedding and a Baby"Art DielhennTom Anderson and Jeff FoxworthyMay 15, 1996 (1996-05-15)

Season 2 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
191"Where the Donuts Are Good. Not Great"Linda DayMaxine LapidussSeptember 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)
202"The List Is Strife"Linda DayTom AndersonSeptember 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)
213"The Poor Sportsmen of the Apocalypse"Ted WassJack Amiel & Michael BelgerOctober 7, 1996 (1996-10-07)
224"My Dinner With Betty"Andrew TsaoJohn Pardee & Joey MurphyOctober 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)
235"The Gift"Linda DayStory by : Jennie Ayers & Susan Sebastian
Teleplay by : Katie Ford
October 21, 1996 (1996-10-21)
246"The Practical Joke"Ted WassDavid Garrett & Jason WardOctober 28, 1996 (1996-10-28)
257"Puppy Love Triangle"Ted WassRobert PeacockNovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
268"Like Florus, Like Son"Ted WassKatie FordNovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
279"Thanksgiving"Ted WassJohn Pardee & Joey MurphyNovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)
2810"Merry Christmas, Y'all"Andrew TsaoStory by : Russ Woody & Howard M. Gould
Teleplay by : Susan Sebastian, Jennie Ayers & Robert Peacock
December 16, 1996 (1996-12-16)
2911"Feud for Thought"Andrew TsaoStory by : David Garrett & Jason Ward
Teleplay by : Jack Amiel & Michael Begler and Ritch Shydner
January 6, 1997 (1997-01-06)
3012"You Can't Teach a Dead Dog New Tricks"Ted WassJack Amiel & Michael BeglerJanuary 13, 1997 (1997-01-13)
3113"The Briarton Syndrome"Ted WassStory by : Russ Woody
Teleplay by : Jeff Foxworthy & Howard M. Gould
January 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
3214"Jeff, You the Man"Jonathan WeissJennie Ayers & Susan SebastianFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
3315"Big Dogs"Patrick MaloneyStory by : Jennie Ayers & Susan Sebastian
Teleplay by : Ritch Shydner & Robert Peacock
February 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
3416"Foxworthy Shall Rise Again"Ted WassRitch ShydnerMarch 3, 1997 (1997-03-03)
3517"Gone Fishin'"Ted WassGlenn GersMarch 10, 1997 (1997-03-10)
3618"Mooseface Loves Nuzzles"Patrick MaloneyDan WilcoxMarch 17, 1997 (1997-03-17)
3719"The Good, the Bad, and the Hairless"Lex PassarisDan WilcoxApril 7, 1997 (1997-04-07)
3820"Real Men"Ted WassRuss WoodyApril 14, 1997 (1997-04-14)
3921"Wrestling Opera"Ted WassSusan DickesApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
4022"Twister of Fate"Ted WassRuss WoodyMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)
4123"Field of Schemes"Ted WassRitch Shydner & Robert PeacockMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)


Reruns aired on the USA Network from January 14, 2000 to August 4, 2001. In 2005, Nick@Nite began airing the show. It was removed from the lineup a few years later. In 2012, TBS began airing the show on Saturday mornings from 5 to 5:30 am.

In early October 2016, the sitcom came back to TV twice over: first on INSP Friday nights 10p-12a PT/1a-3a ET starting with season 2 on October 7. Then season 1 started broadcasting on Tuesday, October 11 on Get TV 5p-6:30p PT/8p-9:30p ET with repeats the following Friday night/Saturday morning at 1a PT/4a ET. The show now airs on Circle.

Home media[edit]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the first time between 2004–2009.

On August 27, 2013, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to various television series from the Sony Pictures library including The Jeff Foxworthy Show.[3] On August 18, 2015, they re-released both seasons on DVD in a 4-disc complete series set.[4]

DVD Name Ep# Release Date
The Complete 1st Season 18 July 27, 2004
The Complete 2nd and Final Season 23 May 12, 2009
The Complete Series 41 August 18, 2015


In Summer of 2018 the full series was featured on Pure Flix Streaming Service. The series is also available on Sony Crackle. As of 2021, both seasons are available on NBC's streaming service, Peacock.


  1. ^ Bob Thomas – Associated Press Writer. "The 'Jeff Foxworthy Show'; The Redneck Comedian Renews Lease on Life by Switching to NBC and Georgia", Buffalo News, January 5. 1997. Retrieved March 7, 2011 from HighBeam Research.
  2. ^ Scott Moore. "Changing Partners; 'Foxworthy Show' Revises Cast, Relocates and Switches Networks", The Washington Post, August 4, 1996. Retrieved March 7, 2011 from HighBeam Research.
  3. ^ "Mill Creek Entertainment Signs Deals With Sony Pictures Home Entertainment To Expand Their Distribution Partnership". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Both Seasons Come Together For the First Time in 'The Complete Series'". Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2014.

External links[edit]