In The Bill Engvall Show, Bill plays a family counselor. He has two boys, a daughter and a wife. Nancy Travis (Becker, The Jane Austen Book Club) plays the wife named Susan. I am so used to sitcoms showing couples that disrespect each other - getting laughs out of being rude. But from what I saw of the third season, that doesn't hold true here. They get laughs out of normal, real marriage stuff. Like wives that ask for their husband's opinions and then they do the opposite.
Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) is also in the show as Bill's friend and the family's defacto uncle Paul DuFrayne. Okay, that dude is just whacky! Very funny! Completely weird and stange and I probably wouldn't let him hang out with my family too long. :smile: Him and Bill together often get into strange trouble - but Susan can always tell when Paul instigates the weirdness.
The kids are played by Jennifer Lawrence (The Burning Plain) as Lauren, a high-school student who is pretty and popular; Graham Patrick Martin (The Girl Next Door) as Trent, the skateboarding and video gamer who's not exactly the sharpest crayon in the box; and Skyler Gisondo (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) as Bryan who is insanely smart and doesn't see eye-to-eye with his siblings... or anyone else for that matter!
Here is what we can expect this third season of the show:
The Pearson will face some economic challenges as Bill's client base dwindles. That means a lot of cutbacks, including not allowing Lauren to go on an expensive trip for Spring Break. Meanwhile, Bill's deadbeat brother Danny hits it big when one of his investment opportunities actually pays off. The change in fortune creates a rift that money can't heal.
I saw the episode about Lauren's cancelled summer break, as well as an episode where Bill wants to make more family decisions. I just loved how family-friendly it was. There was no disrespect and I could watch it in front of the kids. And it was still funny! I told my husband and dad about it, thinking they would both like to see Bill Engvall in his television show. And now I am sharing the buzz with all of you!
Here is a sneak peek of one of the episodes!
So be on the lookout for The Bill Engvall Show on TBS.
Saturday, JUly 18th