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TBS cancels ‘The Bill Engvall Show,’ renews ‘My Boys’

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Atlanta-based TBS has nixed “The Bill Engvall Show” after three seasons and 30 episodes.

Engvall’s sitcom was moved to Saturdays this summer and did okay but my guess it drew too old of an audience, given the old-fashioned nature of the humor and the time slot.

TBS just sent me a statement:

TBS has cancelled The Bill Engvall Show after three seasons. We had a great experience working with Bill and the cast. Bill is a terrific comic, and we have tremendous respect for him. While the show didn’t attract the audience we need to renew it for another season, we’re proud of the work of everyone involved.

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TBS did recently announce a fourth season of “My Boys,” which pulls in relatively modest ratings but skews younger and has grown its 18 to 34 year old demo.

The beer will continue flowing at Crowley’s Tavern as TBS orders up a
fourth season of its critically acclaimed original sitcom from Sony
Pictures Television, MY BOYS. The series stars Jordana Spiro (The
Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard; Must Love Dogs) as PJ Franklin, a
20-something sports columnist in Chicago. TBS has lined up nine
episodes for the new season, which is slated to launch in 2010.

44 comments Add your comment

Larry the Cable Guy

September 24th, 2009
7:53 pm

Git ‘R Done!

Engvall Fan

September 24th, 2009
8:23 pm

Guess Tyler Perry needed more air time.

jltmilaftw

September 24th, 2009
11:13 pm

“My Boys” is a horrible show. One half way interesting broad and a bunch of metrosexuals.

Jim

September 25th, 2009
8:17 am

Well, I’m fairly old (49), and I like Engvall….but that show sucked. Lame, predictable writing and fairly bad acting.

“My Boys” is pretty good though

Who cares and Good ridance

September 25th, 2009
10:40 am

stupid show from a nobody who came up

Look before I leap

September 25th, 2009
11:20 am

Gotta respect the opinion of someone who spells riddance with a single “d”. That poster sure knows stupid.

Carlos

September 25th, 2009
12:29 pm

The Bill Engvall show was not very good and same can be said for My Boys. TBS needs edgier shows if they want to appeal to a younger audience like Scrubs and The Office. I am wondering how the new lopez late night show will do.

SabeLoTodo

September 25th, 2009
5:23 pm

In my opinion, ALL those TBS shows SUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!! I only watch for Seinfeld and Family Guy reruns. Tyler Perry, Bill Engvall, etc… all the same lame mess.

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Jonathon

September 27th, 2009
11:42 am

Who cares. TBS isn’t a real TV station anyways. Any station that thinks HD is just stretching the picture to fit the whole string has no respect on my television set. If it wasn’t for Atlanta tuning in to keep it ratings somewhat justifiable to keep it on the air, it would’ve died out long ago.

NAN

September 27th, 2009
2:28 pm

I NEVER MISSED THE BILL ENGVALL . IT IS ALWAY GOOD CLEAN FAMILY T.V. WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH GOOD FAMILY SHOWS THAT YOU CAN SIT & WATCH WITH YOUR FAMILY THE BILL ENGVELL SHOW WAS THE BEST. PRETTY SOON THERE WILL BE NOTHING ON T.V. THAT IS WORTH WATCHING.

Liz

September 27th, 2009
3:49 pm

They take all the good shows off anymore & put stupid one’s on. I looked forward to watching a family show together. To the one’s who said it sucked well you don’t know what you were missing.

CE JONSEN

September 27th, 2009
5:59 pm

Enter your comments hereWE LOVED THE SHOW. TRAVIS PLAYED HIS PART SO WELL. WE ARE BIG ENGVALL FANS. WILL MISS IT.

CE JONSEN

September 27th, 2009
6:00 pm

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CE JONSEN

September 27th, 2009
6:01 pm

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WE ARE BIG ENGVALL FANS. WE WILL MISS HIS SHOW ALOT. WE LOVED IT.

Rocky Randall

September 27th, 2009
7:09 pm

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I am so saddened by the cancellation of this show.
It was comedy at it’s best. More enjoyable than the new SNL.
Michael LeesonA first class writer…. wonderful writing.
I was always looking forward to this show with it’s quick wit and hysterical cast of characters.
How pathetic to lose such a good, fun show.
Not fair to cut it in the summer when mamy families are on vacation.
I hope some other network picks it up.
I’m already missing you Bill et famille…..
(Ms.) Rocky Randall

Rocky Randall

September 27th, 2009
7:13 pm

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PLEASE…………………… SOME REAL NETWORK PICK UP THIS SHOW…. PLEASE…. PLEASE…. PLEASE!!!!

Debbie

September 27th, 2009
7:24 pm

Enter your comments here Another show that I liked CANCELLED. I guess they’ll replace it with something cheaper like a REALITY SHOW? I am so sick of all the networks getting rid of good shows because they cost too much. This is the reality of every network. I HATE reality shows and do not watch any of them. Keep Bill on. He deserves it!

jean tucker

September 27th, 2009
7:57 pm

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I’m 32 and really liked the show. Yes it may be a bit old fashion comedy but the comedy on tv now isn’t that funny.Most comedy shows aren’t what one would call real. Even at my age, I can relate to Engvall and think “Yea, that was how my parents and I acted.” Who ever makes the decision to keep or pull the plug on tv programs based on what 25 to 35 year olds like, isn’t getting an accurate account. Programs they say we like are really the one we don’t care for. Hope one of the major networks picks it up.

S455

September 27th, 2009
10:27 pm

Possibly the LAST family-oriented show to air on TV. Probably cancelled because there was not enough drug-use, homosexuality, or obscene language to suit today’s stupid main stream audiences.

Jerry

September 28th, 2009
9:07 am

This show was lame. These kind of shows are we people today have no common sense. I hope they finally put something on more intellectually stimulating. Maybe a history period piece or something like that would be good. The ratings show that people are getting sick of dumbed down television shows like this one where you have to have an IQ of a rock to enjoy it.

Dave in Marietta

September 28th, 2009
12:48 pm

Jonathan TBS is in fact a fully viable cable television channel with a national audience. Maybe you’re confusing in with Peachtree TV, which is actually the old local broadcast station channel 17 which eventually lead to Super Station 17 and then to TBS. To say that TBS is local only station is completely erroneous.

Garth

September 28th, 2009
4:29 pm

Enter your comments here. I really dislike Neal Boortz. Wasn’t he recently voted the most despised radio personally in Atlanta? I am sorry I think he was voted “Most Rude”. Check your past editions, you failed to mention that in your kiss-up to the Cox Radio side of the AJC. All he talks about is his plane, his homes, his golf trip here golf trip there. He should have been an Italian Opera singer cause all he’s got is “me me me me me. And what won’t this guy plug on his show? He is a Radio Prostitute. Hey mister got $50 bucks Neal will love and plug your business long time! ” What really eats him up is the fact that he is second now maybe third string to Rush, Hannity and Beck. Beck is killing his show where they go head to head gaining share every day. I THINK HE HAS SLIPPED TO # 7 IN NATIONAL RADIO RATINGS. Boortz is to ugly to be on TV. I hear Fox has banned the blow hard! I know Bill O’Reilly has banned him from his show, the number 1 cable news program in the USA. Hannity # 2 talk TV show and radio talker in the country did not even appear with him on stage at his Freedom concert here last month. Just a matter of time before this old washed up motor mouth is gone. I so look forward to that day. He is just a bitter old man rambling and ranting about nothing.

Plano ,Texas

September 30th, 2009
6:06 pm

I am saddened to hear of this major stupidity once again by a television network.Every decent tv show gets nixed if there isnt any sex games/reality(so called) or blood and guts being spilled.Mr Engvalls show was fresh,but most importantly it was REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! It was a feel good show that ones family could watch without fear of improper viewing for children.
Thanks again TBS for showing how DUMB you and all the others can and will continue to be in canceling the good shows and keeping on the GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plano ,Texas

September 30th, 2009
6:09 pm

Enter your comments here Hey TBS HEARS YOUR SIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phuceew

October 11th, 2009
1:01 pm

My Boys is a good show. It reminds me of a watered down “Sunny…” The rerun shows, Seinfeld, Family Guy… are great but everything else, especially Tyler Perry Shows suck and need to be removed from the air. I think his shows just portray us in an ignorant light. The acting is bad and the timing of the jokes is way off. George Lopez can’t spell Funny. They should have picked up Wanted when TNT dropped it for whatever reason.

Susan

October 14th, 2009
2:35 pm

My Boys is one of the worst piece of crap on tv, Why should we have good clean shows on that show family values. I am so of seeing commercials for Tyler Perry shows and its damn spinoffs. And all the other garbage thats on.

mature parent

October 17th, 2009
12:14 am

the bill engvall show was a good clean family oriented show. there isn’t much on tv anymore that a family can watch. people who don’t like it need to rethink there life strategy. if good clean family fun isn’t for you, i feel bad for you. our society needs more of these shows, not stupid senseless shows that are sexually oriented, or promote other bad habits or disrespect of adults/parents. garbage in-garbage out, just keeps flushing our country down the toilet.

melissa

October 29th, 2009
3:34 pm

I realize I’m a bit late in the game here with finding out this news, but am VERY sorry to see this show go. :( It started out not so great, judging by the first commercials that actually seemed to rely on not funny “oh God, my daughter and sex” type jokes – but it had gotten REALLY good. I’m really surprised and I hope another network picks it up. I loved Tim Meadows on it SO SO much. :( I still have a picture I took of him and his “Owls” book (a great and offbeat joke you’d get if you saw the episode). Now it’s just going to make me sad. CMA Fest won’t be the same without the option to shamelessly promote the show in some way.

Stupid Tyler Perry.

melissa

October 29th, 2009
3:35 pm

Oh, and I’m 28. My boyfriend (same age) both really enjoy(ed) it.

Meredith

November 2nd, 2009
1:56 pm

MY BOYS IS AWESOME. It’s funny, well written, creative and not obnoxious.

joey

November 7th, 2009
8:49 pm

THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW WAS AWESOME — A GOOD CLEAN FAMILY SITCOM WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND THESE DAYS. WE LOVED THIS SHOW SO MUCH — I HOPE ANOTHER NETWORK PICKS IT UP! (i’m in my early 20’s by the way)

Lizaf1

November 8th, 2009
11:49 pm

Sorry to hear it. I really loved the show. It was good clean fun, familiar and homey.

I’m glad about “My Boy’s”, though, it seems to be always on the verge of being canceled.

Monicasbisa47

November 24th, 2009
12:55 am

I thought they cancelled my boys…. thank god they ddnt cuz i love that show….

Itz sad about the Bill Engvall show cuz i had jus started watching and im 18 and i liked it but not as much as MY BOYS….

JD

November 27th, 2009
11:13 pm

How sad… It was an excellent show… Television sucks more and more every day…

Peanut

November 29th, 2009
7:27 pm

I’m so glad “My Boys” is renewed! With a young, talented and attractive cast and intelligent writing, the show deserves to earn a big audience. I wish TBS could schedule frequent repeats of the previous seasons prior to the new episodes, to hopefully attract new viewers to the franchise.

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CARL

December 16th, 2009
4:14 am

bring back the bill engvall show it was perfect

Sylvie (canada)

December 21st, 2009
8:41 pm

It was the only sitcom worth watching. It played on Friday evenings which was perfect to relax and laugh to. Please bring back the bill engvall show it was perfect!

Paul

December 23rd, 2009
12:01 pm

Was at the last show taping this summer, and got a signed picture with the cast. I had a feeling it would not be renewed from the feel of the cast and crew on set afterwards. It was our first studio show taping on our vacation out west from Indiana. I’ll really miss it not coming back for another season.

Julia

January 3rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Both these sitcoms are good clean fun and watchable by all the family yet they have been cancelled…. I know this comment isn’t politically correct but if they both had an all black cast instead of just a single member of the cast – would they have been cancelled???? Isn’t it wrong to say that it was popular with ‘older’ people.. Bring back Bill and the family instead of showing rerun after rerun… enough already.

andy

January 21st, 2010
3:36 pm

yah tyler perrys paynes dont run enough . all episodes have to air 25 times a year or else he will sue tbs. tbs must be ran by a bunch of porch monkees. the show was decent but gets way to many repeats. top it off now they have reruns of reruns every week. i used to set dvr for this show when they falsely said new episodes but were always repeats of repeats.

jerry

February 12th, 2010
7:42 pm

The Bill Engvall Show was good family humor. Me and my 4 kids loved sitting down and watching. You idiots are looking for trash and cash. Nice Job TBS.

Yvette

March 13th, 2010
6:41 pm

The Bill Engvall Show was simply to clean for TBS. A married couple raising a family just is not what it’s viewers wanted to see. Single people drinking in a bar every week and having sex out of wedlock is what the TBS viewers would rather see. Shame on TBS. God forbid they should show families in a positive light…people just don’t want to see it.