It’s been a marathon for Jim Gaffigan on the road to get his sitcom on the airwaves. His sitcom, a single camera family show loosely based on his real life, has already gone through two different rounds of restructuring by CBS during the 2013 and 2014 pilot season. Now Sony TV, the production company responsible for the show, is eyeing other networks to try to get the show on the air and TV Land is one of the other networks really interested in nabbing the comedian.
Sony TV has already been successful in rescuing shows, with the biggest feather in its cap being Community. The once cancelled NBC was recently revived by Yahoo for a 6th season.
Reports are that TV Land is “well down the road” of trying to make Gaffigan’s show work on their network, currently looking to reduce the actors’ compensation to get the budget to where it needs to be for TV Land to comfortably move forward. It’s also likely that if the sitcom gets picked up by TV Land, Sony would likely have a passive role in the show and co-writer/executive producer of the CBS pilot would more than likely just consult on the show.