The Bill Engvall Show

The Bill Engvall Show

Infobox Television
show_name = The Bill Engvall Show

caption = The Bill Engvall Show logo
format = Sitcom
runtime = 22 minutes
creator = Bill Engvall,
Michael Leeson
executive_producer =
starring =
country = USA
network = TBS
first_aired = July 17, 2007
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 18
list_episodes = List of The Bill Engvall Show episodes
website =
imdb_id = 0926732
tv_com_id = 70231

"The Bill Engvall Show" is a sitcom starring comedian Bill Engvall. The first episode premiered on July 17, 2007 on TBS. The show is written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson. [cite web|url=,,106644,00.html|title=TBS "The Bill Engvall Show"]

On September 4, 2007, the show was renewed for a 10 episode second season. [cite web|url=|title=The Futon Critic, "TBS Orders Second Season of Hit Family Sitcom THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW As Engvall Prepares to Host TBS Special from The Comedy Festival "] , which started on June 12, 2008. On June 9, 2008, the show had a one shot airing on CBS. [cite web|url=,0,1392605.story|title=Zap2it, "'Bill Engvall Show' Travels to CBS"] On August 7, 2008 the second season ended with over 10 episodes.

The show has been renewed for a third season. The ten episodes will air Summer 2009.Fact|date=September 2008


Set in suburban Louisville, Colorado, Engvall plays Bill Pearson, a family counselor who can’t always figure out his own family. Nancy Travis co-stars as his wife, while Tim Meadows plays his best friend. The series also features the Pearson children, played by Jennifer Lawrence, Graham Patrick Martin and Skyler Gisondo.

Engvall and Travis offer a humorous look at what it takes to be a parent in today’s world. They face parenting issues like allowance controversies, driver’s licenses and parking tickets, all while trying to keep the spark alive in their marriage and balancing work with family life.

“One of the things I talk about in my act is that, as a parent, all you’re basically doing is keeping a lid on things until the kids go to college,” Engvall says. “I want my show to be a reflection of real life and the real issues that parents and kids face each day.”

Teenage daughter Lauren (Lawrence) is a typical high-school girl who is trying to find her way through classes and dating. Sports fan and video-gamer Trent (Martin) is the middle child. Musically talented neat-freak Bryan (Gisondo) is the resident baby and genius of the family.

Bill works in the same building as his closest friend, Paul Dufrayne (Meadows). Paul is a renowned hair-replacement specialist who is treated like part of the Pearson family. Paul likes to look good and is into the latest technology, but he’s unlucky in love.


* Bill Pearson (Bill Engvall) - A family counselor whose family needs some help as well.
* Susan Pearson (née Murray) (Nancy Travis) - Bill's witty and loving wife. She always tries to keep the family together.
* Lauren Pearson (Jennifer Lawrence) - Bill and Susan's daughter. She is the eldest and is the leader when the kids scheme and plan.
* Trent Pearson (Graham Patrick Martin) - Bill and Susan's older son. He loves sports and video games. Trent can be very witty (usually only for helping himself, however), though he is often apathetic and zoned out.
* Bryan Pearson (Skyler Gisondo) - Bill and Susan's younger son. He's a musically talented young man who owns a pet snake. A bit on the "odd" side, Bryan doesn't hide his unusual understanding of anatomy (though is ignorant about reproduction) and human physiology. He also has minor interest in geology.
* Tim (Bob Bledsoe)
* Bob Spoonerman (Steve Hytner) - A Podiatrist who works in the same building as Bill Pearson, and a friend of Bill's.
* Don (Jay Knowlton)
* Mr. Pratt (Leslie Odom Jr.) - Trent's literature teacher from school.
* Paul (Tim Meadows) - One of Bill's best friends since the 1980s. Originally wanted to be a doctor, as seen in the episode "How Bill Met Susan", turned out opening a Hair Transplant Practice located in the same building as Bill.

* A.J. (Cynthia Watros) Susan's sister.

International broadcasters

* "Super Channel" - Canada

DVD release

The first season of "The Bill Engvall Show" was released on DVD on May 20, 2008. Bonus features include an overview of show, set tour, interviews with cast, and an "Ask Bill" segment. [cite web|url=|title=TBS]


See also

* List of The Bill Engvall Show episodes

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