Bill Engvall to Co-Star in TBS Comedy Pilot 'Do It Yourself'

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It ceased production a few years ago, but CMT's redneck answer to America's Funniest Home Videos still does well in repeats for the country-skewing network.

Bill Engvall is returning to TBS.

The comedian has been cast in the cable network's comedy pilot Do It Yourself, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The multicamera comedy revolves around Nick, a laid-off math teacher forced into the blue-collar world when he gets a job at a big-box home-supply store.

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Engvall, who starred on his own sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (which included Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence) for the network from 2007-09, will play Dale, a former 30-year executive at Circuit City who has been reduced to a minimum-wage employee since his company went belly-up.

Chuck's Ryan McPartlin co-stars in the entry written by Walt Becker (Glory Daze) and Rob Long (Sullivan and Son). James Widdoes (Sullivan and Son) will direct the pilot. The Office's Melora Hardin will play their boss.

Engvall's credits also include the Blue Collar features and TV series, Delta Farce and episodes of Leverage and Hawthorne. He's repped by Paradigm, Parallel Entertainment and Del Shaw.

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