The Bill Engvall Show

Next Airing: Friday, November 23

Upcoming Airings of The Bill Engvall Show

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Friday, Nov 23
The Night Before Christmas
Season 2
Episode 211
Friday, Nov 23
How Bill Met Susan
Season 1
Episode 103
Friday, Nov 23
No Gifts, Please
Season 2
Episode 203
Friday, Nov 23
The Birthday
Season 1
Episode 107
Saturday, Dec 15
The Night Before Christmas
Season 2
Episode 211
Bill Engvall

About The Bill Engvall Show

(2007-2009, TBS)

Jennifer Lawrence is one of most respected actresses working today, with an Oscar win before her 23rd birthday. But, it all started for JLaw at age 16 on The Bill Engvall Show, a three-season family sitcom originally broadcast on TBS.

“Blue Collar” Comedian Bill Engvall stars as Bill Pearson, a family therapist in Louisville, Colorado. Nancy Travis is his wife, Susan. Their kids are bookish tween Bryan (Skyler Gisondo), dopey teenager Travis (Graham Patrick Martin), and Lawrence as wise-cracking Lauren, the eldest. The supporting cast includes SNL veterans Tim Meadows as Bill’s buddy and Brian Doyle-Murray (Bill’s brother) as crotchety neighbor Mr. Faulkner.

Plenty of comics have attempted to translate a stand-up comedy persona to a weekly sitcom format, with varying degrees of success. The Bill Engvall Show succeeds for the same reason Engvall’s act has for decades: its relatable to pretty much anybody. From money problems, to relationship issues, to trouble with kids, the situations in this comedy are delightfully genuine. 

“I’m so grateful for it,” Lawrence said of The Bill Engvall Show in a 2010 interview. “I had so much fun on that show, and we all became like family.”

 

Notable guest stars:

Stephen Dunham, June Squibb, Chris Isaak, Steve Hytner, Cynthia Watros, Leslie Odom Jr., Steve Hytner, Chelsea Kane, Matt Besser


Created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson

 

Cast

Bill Engvall, Nancy Travis, Jennifer Lawrence

Directors

James Widdoes
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