The Bill Engvall Show is an American television sitcom written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson and starring Engvall as Bill Pearson, a family counselor who can't always figure out his own family, using humour to look at what it takes to be a parent in today's world.
The series aired in the USA on TBS from 17 July, 2007 to 5 September, 2009. It was cancelled on September 25, 2009. There are 30 half-hour episodes in three seasons.
The Bill Engvall Show premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Monday 17 November 2008, at 19h00. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel, beginning with Season 2. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Bill 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.
Set in a Denver suburb, 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.
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.
(Note: the first season did not air on M-Net Series)
Season 1 (8 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 17 Nov 2008 | Finale: 5 Jan 2009 | Mondays, 19h00
Season 2 (12 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 29 Oct 2009 | Finale: 14 Jan 2010 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 13 May 2010 | Finale: 29 Jul 2010 | Thursdays, 21h00
Season 3 (10 episodes)
Not yet aired in South Africa