After some rounds of negotiations, TV Land has landed a deal for a 10-episode order for Gaffigan’s show, which is now titled The Gaffigan Show. TV Land was able to bring the overall budget on the show down and work out a deal to have Viacom sibling channel Comedy Central, a longtime supporter of Gaffigan, to come on board to re-air the show within a week of its premiere on TV Land; exposing the show to a larger TV audience.
Not much has changed with the show’s structure – it will remain a single camera show, based loosely on the comedian’s life as a stand-up, food fanatic, and raising small children in NYC. Gaffigan, his wife Jeannine, and Peter Tolan are all set as executive producers of the show. “I am thrilled that TV Land is giving us this opportunity to do this show that Peter, Jeannie and I have been fine-tuning for three years,” said Gaffigan
In addition to Gaffigan, original cast members Ashley Williams who plays Jim’s wife, Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black are all set to star in the show. The 2014 CBS pilot will air as the first episode and the show is expected to begin its run in 2015.