The Bill Engvall Show

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The Bill Engvall Show
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This is the story of Bill Pearson, a family counselor struggling to understand his own family. His wife, Susan Pearson is a stay-at-home mom determined to keep her family in line. They have 3 children, Trent, Lauren and Bryan. Trent and Lauren are teenagers struggling to find their own way and trying to get away with what ever they can. Bryan is the youngest and is very intelligent which gets him into more trouble.
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A nice family Comedy show

    10
    this show remembers me the 80's Small wonder.. Which made us to laugh for the 4 seasons..
  • I've been a pretty big fan of Bill Engvall stand-up comedy over the past few years. I don't watch that much television so when I happened to catch Bill's first sitcom season in reruns I couldn't believe how great of a show it was.moreless

    9.5
    True, as others have said, that at times the characters just aren't that true to life, but honestly how many sitcoms can you name where everyone's character was realistic? Some of the most well known classic popular sitcoms in TV have had unrealistic situations and characters; Mary Tyler Moore Show (Ted Baxter for example), WKRP in Cincinnati, I Love Lucy, and the list could go on for paragraphs.



    There hasn't been an episode that I've seen of the Bill Engvall show that hasn't brought a lot of laughs. The acting is not Emmy worthy but the comedy is good.



    I'll take the Bill Engvall show ANY DAY over the trash like Hannah Montana, Suite Life of Zack and Cody and the other similar shows that my kids watch.moreless
  • This show's unoriginal plot, in addition to the very disappointing lackluster acting ability of the cast makes me wonder why this even got a second chance, much less a chance to start with.moreless

    1.0
    All right, to start off my rant about how much of an abomination this show is, I'll begin by stating that this "sitcom" is an utter disgrace. Bill Engvall may be a better actor than (*vomits**) Billy Ray Cyrus, but then again look who I'm comparing him too. Engvall is not funny and is a horrible actor, but is like Will Smith in comparison to the nobodies that play his children. This sitcom is a pathetic excuse for comedy and epitomizes any and everything thats wrong with the genre. Its unoriginal plot of a family with stupid kids (stereotypical stupid kids like the idiotic teen son/daughter, the bratty prima donna daughter, and the young intelligent nuisance) that think they're grown. However, this show has something new to add to the narconic plot; that being the dad trying to fit in with his ignorant kids, who could care less for his own personal welfare. Sounds good right? Wrong, but at least its never been done before (to my understanding)! Nancy Travis, the woman who played the role of Chris Connor on Becker and who plays the role of Engvall's wife on here, is the only decent actor that this insipid show has to offer, and one DECENT actor does not a good show make. I'm sure we've all learned that sooner or later. Secondly, if you want to watch funny, creative, and original sitcoms, then watch shows like Fresh Prince, Family Matters, George Lopez, King of Queens, and Everybody Loves Raymond for a fresh outlook on how true comedy is made. Lastly, unless the producers plan to improve the show (as if it actually matters), then they just need to cancel it, because its trash like this that has polluted modern television. Better yet, since I've already given this show the benefit of the doubt before, just take my word for it and erase this program from TV permenentally. Besides, only God knows how this dead weight of a sitcom earned itself a second season.moreless
  • Hit and Miss show about a family.

    4.0
    While I don't particularly hate the show, I don't think it's funny which is what a sitcom is supposed to be. The problems with this 'family comedy' is that in of itself the family. Mainly the kids. Bill and his wife have slightly interesting dialogues and are semi-believable in their connection to the other but the kids ruined everything with their horrible acting. Spoiled daughter who can't seem to comprehend that there were times without cellphones were survivable... she can't do anything else other than complain and the emotion behind it doesn't seem valid for each complaint. The stupid brother. Why is there always a stupid kid in sitcoms nowadays? I don't mean someone who isn't a genius but one that claps their hands for figuring out the word search on the back of a cereal box. His acting is outright horrible and insulting. And finally there's the little kid. Lets give him credit where it's due: He can read a que card. You can just SEE him looking over at the prompters for his lines with all the lack of actual ACTING he does, he just reads. If he wants to make this into a comedy, I think Bill is going to need to slowly take the kids out from screentime.moreless
  • A lighthearted family comedy that doesn't necessarily hit the mark, but doesn't necessarily miss it either.

    7.0
    After a long hard day, you sit down to watch a show on television. You grab the remote coldly and flip through channels looking for something that isn't full of die-hard drama, fussy complicated characters...and OH! Something that doesn't carry an unlimited amount of questionable things you might not want your kids watching, because unless it's at 10 or 11 o'clock at night your kids will be watching,too. So, you're flipping and you're flipping and finally you land on something. A family comedy that doesn't quite hit the mark with the jokes everytime, but at the same time reminds you of your own family and gives you a giggle here and there. There's the crazy mom that reads into everything you do, the dad that can't read into what's going on worth a dime, and the teenager who has nothing to do with anything other than boys, shopping, and texting. Not to mention, her younger brothers Trent and Bryan, who seem completely and totally opposite of each other. One is as smart as Einstein (or so he aspires to be) and one doesn't have a clue (sounds like Dad, huh?). Not a lot of drama, not a lot of hefty hurt or hard things to talk about. Just the normal, which is exactly why you'll love it (and exactly why I love it). It's not too much and at the same time it's just enough to make you smile (and laugh a little here and there).moreless
  • TBS LIKES THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW, SO MUCH SO THAT IT WANTS A THIRD SEASON OF THE COMEDY.

    Bill Engvall goes for three

    All you Bill Engvall fans out there (don't be shy), pay attention. Basic-cable network USA shares your love for the Blue Collar Comedy member, and has ordered a third season of his half-hour comedy, cleverly titled The Bill Engvall Show.

  • FANS OF 24 WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH JACK BAUER EXPLODE INTO ACTION WITH THE SEASON ONE SPECIAL EDITION OUT THIS WEEK. YOU'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO DISCOVER ALL KINDS OF THINGS ABOUT ANIMAL SPECIES THAT INTEREST YOU IN SEASON TWO OF THE JEFF CORWIN EXPERIENCE. FURTHER, YOU CAN WATCH SCOTT BAIO IN HIS PRIME WITH CHARLES IN CHARGE - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON.

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    Categories

    Comedy

    Themes

    buddies and gal pals, make it a family night, for the aarp crowd, feel good comedy, the middle class