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Man, Shark Tank is so good — it stinks to see it leave for summer vacay. Fortunately, the ABC reality show about aspiring entrepreneurs will air two episodes back-to-back beginning at 8/7c on Friday, during which Mark Cuban will have a big confrontation with fellow Shark Kevin O'Leary.
The American Bible Challenge
TV history, and cable's History channel, will tell you: Never bet against the Bible. While History's greatest-hits approach to The Bible (airing Sundays through Easter) continues to reap blockbuster ratings, GSN launches a second season of The American Bible Challenge (9/8c), its highest-rated game show, which could just as easily be called Are You Smarter Than a Divinity Student?
Forget 5th graders... how well do you know the Good Book?
GSN has chosen Jeff Foxworthy to host the pilot of its new one-hour game show, The American Bible Challenge, the network announced Wednesday.
ABC has picked up its business-reality series Shark Tank for a second season with comedian Jeff Foxworthy joining the judging panel, the network announced Tuesday.
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Jeers to The Kilborn File for an underwhelming first guest.
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Jeff Foxworthy and Fox are revving up for an animated pilot about a dysfunctional family set in the world of NASCAR. The comedian, who's also host of the net's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, is writing and producing the show with Nancy Hower and John Lehr (10 Items of Less), Variety says.Foxworthy will also be voicing one of the parts, but no other voice actors have yet been announced. So far, the proposed series sounds like a cross between Talladega Nights and King of the Hill. How do you envision the series panning out as it gets on track? Anna DimondGet a taste of other Fox shows with our Online Video Guide.
Major League Baseball ad featuring Jeff Foxworthy courtesy MLB
There are still a few days left in August, but Major League Baseball is already looking more than a month to the future. On Thursday night MLB unveiled its playoff campaign, "There's Only One October." Stars from Fox and TBS shows appear in the ads, which promote the postseason. Among the talent being used: Jeff Foxworthy from Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, American Idol judge Randy Jackson, Bill Engvall of The Bill Engvall Show and Stewie Griffin of Family Guy. The campaign expands in September to include MLB players whose teams are in playoff contention.
Jeff Foxworthy, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
You know you're on a hit TV show when... more than 26 million people tune in for its premiere, making it the most-watched series debut on any network in eight and a half years. TV Guide spoke with redneck comic and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? host Jeff Foxworthy about the secrets of the Fox quizzer's success. (5th Grader next airs Thursday at 8 pm/ET.)
TV Guide: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader is getting huge ratings. Are you surprised? Jeff Foxworthy: I feel like Cinderella. I'm used to having shows that the network tries to keep a secret, so this is really weird for them to actually be plugging me.
TV Guide: Why do you think producer Mark Burnett chose a blue-collar
You know you're a redneck when... you're tapped to host Fox's Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? quiz show. Jeff Foxworthy begins the gig Feb. 27.... Kevin Costner and his wife of two years, Christine, are expecting their first child together, his rep tells the AP. Costner has three kids from a previous marriage.... CHiPs: The Complete First Season arrives on DVD June 5.... Effective immediately, Disney's Touchstone Television brand will be known as ABC Television Studio.
Country-fried comic Jeff Foxworthy is still successfully workin' his white-trash shtick. In the mid-'90s, the You Might Be a Redneck If... author had a self-titled Fox series, which lasted two seasons. Now, he's taking another shot at television in WB's Blue Collar TV (debuting tonight at 9:30 pm/ET).
The family-friendly sketchcom is based on Foxworthy's popular Blue Collar Comedy tour, which he did for about three years. He plans to keep his down-home flavor by shooting the show in his native Atlanta, rather than on a Los Angeles soundstage. "I was a little bit concerned about [doing TV] from the sitcom experience," he admits. "Initially, when I did it, I didn't have a lot of freedom to do what I wanted to do.
"[WB's execs] have been so great," he says. "I think they were the only network that understood what was going on on the Blue Collar tour. I love doing sketch. I thought I didn't like acting because I always had to be Je