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Old 06-28-07, 10:50 AM
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According to Jim [email protected]!

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- After mulling the fate of "According to Jim," ABC decided to bring the James Belushi sitcom back next year.

The network said Wednesday it has ordered 18 episodes to air in midseason.

ABC presented its 2007-08 schedule in May to advertisers but didn't say whether "According to Jim" would be renewed. The comedy, which also stars Courtney Thorne-Smith, averaged about 6.6 million viewers last season airing in different time slots.

The series, which debuted in 2001, drew about 10 million weekly viewers in its first season.

While "According to Jim" fits the mold of a traditional family comedy, Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC will be trying out a few offbeat sitcom approaches next season -- most notably one derived from the Geico "Cavemen" commercials.
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Old 06-28-07, 10:52 AM
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This is why nobody watches ABC comedies... According to Jim is its flagship.
Old 06-28-07, 11:13 AM
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Good thing for ABC the country is full of really stupid people.
Old 06-28-07, 11:14 AM
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I didn't know anybody watched that show.
Old 06-28-07, 11:20 AM
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I'll admit it. I tend to watch the show in the summer. It's not apointment tv, but I find it funny...sometimes.
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Another season of "The Pig and the Hottie". Great.
Old 06-28-07, 12:29 PM
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Our long national nightmare is finally over.
Old 06-28-07, 12:33 PM
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It actually is a great show, I watch it some of the reruns..some good laughs!
Old 06-28-07, 12:39 PM
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My wife really likes it. As said above, it's not exactly can't miss TV, but it is okay to have on when nothing else is on. I don't get all of the hate that shows like this get.
Old 06-28-07, 12:42 PM
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Good and I thought the fat husband with attractive wife sitcom genre was dead!
Old 06-28-07, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson
Another season of "The Pig and the Hottie". Great.
That is soooo true. In real life a guy like that would never be with a girl like that....unless he was loaded.

I do watch it on occasion when nothing else is on. It can be very funny at times.
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Wow, James Belushi really is riding this thing until the motherloving wheels come off.

I've never seen the show. Is it the last of the Fattie-Hottie shows left?
Old 06-28-07, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
It actually is a great show, I watch it some of the reruns..some good laughs!
The only episode that stood out had Tim Meadows guest starring and pregnant Dana thinking she was about to pop (which she did).

I thought "George Lopez" had a stronger and more hilarious show this past season than "ATJ", and I would have loved to see the former renewed.
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Hooray for stupid people.

(Sorry, I'm still bitter about Studio 60...)

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Old 06-28-07, 02:49 PM
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It's a great show to watch when you're not watching anything.
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I'm mystified who ABC re-newed this sitcom?

Nothing like a good ABC comedy to make you want to bore yourself to death.
ABC had some really great comedies this year such rib tickling sitcoms such as George Lopez, In Case of Emergency & Big Day.
NOT! Actually like skatefan20 said, If ABC was planning on re-newing one of there half-assed sitcoms who didn't they renew George Lopez instead becuase at least it was mildly funny.

My advise is: If you wanna laugh...Watch NBC.
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I wish they would have renewed Knights of Prosperity.
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I also enjoyed George Lopez when I watch it....which was also in the summer.

Quick question, when,why and how did George Lopez's daughter leave on the show?
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Um. I have to admit something. Um. My wife "makes" me watch this.

It's not as good ever since they turned down the AC on the set.

Who or why is what I'm mystified at...
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Originally Posted by ChrisHicks
I wish they would have renewed Knights of Prosperity.
Whoa, forgot about that one!
Probably cuz ABC just dropped that sucker, while it kept airing more and more mediocre episodes of In Case of Emergency.

IMO, KoP was 2nd best new comedy of the past season (behind 30 Rock)!
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2008 - Might as well put this in here!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080227/tv_nm/jim_dc_1

ABC in talks for more "Jim"

By Nellie Andreeva
Wed Feb 27, 8:11 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC is considering yet another improbable renewal of "According to Jim," the critically maligned veteran sitcom starring Jim Belushi.

The network is in talks with corporate sibling ABC Studios about bringing the show back for an eighth season. "Jim" didn't make the cut when ABC announced its 2007/08 lineup last May, but received an 18-episode midseason order a month later.

While ratings on the broadcast network are down significantly from its heyday, "Jim" is a cash-making machine for ABC Studios from its run in syndication
I've never really watched this show.

Chris
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WTH??? That show gets terrible ratings! Outside maybe the season premiere, I don't think this show has gotten over 5m viewers.

If only Las Vegas was on ABC...
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And yet they cancel Cavemen...
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
And yet they cancel Cavemen...
Hmm. Sounds like a serious coin toss IMHO.
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Here are the key words in the article
"Jim" is a cash-making machine for ABC Studios from its run in syndication
It has such a built in audience who don't mind watching it over and over again in sydication.

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