Last night’s was the season 2 finale of The Jim Gaffigan Show. It also served as the series finale of the show as well as Jim Gaffigan himself made the announcement that the show would not continue for a third season.
It’s unfortunate that the show will not continue considering how long it took for Gaffigan to get it on the air. A pilot for the show began nearly 5 years ago at CBS. After it was passed at the network it bounced to TV Land who was able to bring it to air after working out a deal with Comedy Central who would air the show days later and split the production costs of the show.
Gaffigan created the show with Peter Tolan and made the transition. When the show’s first season premiered it put up modest ratings and they slipped a bit in the second season. While the show wasn’t doing amazing, it appears Gaffigan himself decided to pull the plug on the show citing an intense work schedule of both the show and the rest of his career being the ultimate factor. Gaffigan took to social media to release a statement.
A Message About The Jim Gaffigan Show After months of discussion Jeannie and I have decided to make season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show the final season. We realize this may surprise some and we don’t make this decision lightly. It is hard to say goodbye to this highly personal passion project, which we have nurtured and poured our hearts into for over five years. Jeannie and I are grateful that TVLand allowed us to do this show about our lives the way we wanted. It was empowering, exhilarating and exhausting. As many of you know all the episodes this season were written by Jeannie and me. Jeannie was the showrunner and I acted in virtually every scene. In one way it was a perfect scenario. We worked with an amazing cast and crew, learned tons and laughed so much. However the time commitment to make the quality of show we wanted was taking us away from our most important project, our five children. We are truly grateful for all the support friends on social media and television critics have given The Jim Gaffigan Show. Jeannie and I are excited to move forward with other creative pursuits. Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan
The semi-autobiographical show was a flagship for TV Land as it helped put it on the map for a younger audience just by being associated with a respected comedian like Gaffigan.
“We are really proud of The Jim Gaffigan Show and the amazing comedy that Jim, Jeannie, the cast, the creative team and JAX Media have made for us,” the network said in a statement. “After two great seasons, we have mutually agreed to not move forward with season three of the series. We have an incredible amount of respect for everyone involved, and are grateful to them for bringing their passion and dedication to The Jim Gaffigan Show.”
Goodbye The Jim Gaffigan Show, we will miss your location shoots at various NYC locations, particularly Katz’ Deli.