The news came in today that season two of The Jim Gaffigan Show will be the series’ last season. Like with many breakups, Jim Gaffigan announced on social media that he and Jeannie made the decision to end the series, while TV Land says the decision was mutual.
“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,” Gaffigan said via whosay. The series was demanding for the couple- they co-wrote all of the episodes for both Season 1 and 2, Jim starred in the series and acted in virtually every scene, and Jeannie was the series’ showrunner. As you might be aware (and most people are), they also have five kids, so you can imagine that the show took its toll on the family.
“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,” Jim said. “Jeannie and I are excited to move forward with other creative pursuits.”
TV Land executives released a statement saying “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. 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.”
The series was funny, edgy and interesting, and was one of the better series to comment on the lives of people working in comedy, with terrific glimpses into clubs like Gotham, Stand Up NY, The Comic Strip, The Cellar, Eastville Comedy Club, QED and Union Hall, and also bringing us great guest appearances from comics like Todd Barry, Robert Smigel, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Jess Kirson, Tom Papa, Colin Quinn, Morgan Murphy, Aparna Nancherla, Artie Lange, Eddie Pepitone, Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane, Damien Lemon, James Adomian, Judah Friedlander, Bill Burr, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Stewart, Judy Gold, Esther Ku, Hannibal Buress, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Monroe, Carrot Top, Gilbert Gottfried, John Mulaney, Tig Notaro, Colin Quinn, Greer Barnes, Dave Hill, Jenna Friedman, Christian Finnegan, Pete Davidson, and more. The Gaffigan Show concluded its run last night on August 21st.
Well Gaffigans, you will be missed, but thankfully, we’ll always have your guide to the best of your New York.
A Message About The Jim Gaffigan Show
After months of discussion Jeannie and I have decided to make season 2 of Th… https://t.co/fcPpybB84v
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) August 22, 2016