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Old 06-11-15, 07:02 PM
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The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

saw this as a sneak preview that aired after Younger. this was really funny. i enjoyed it quite a bit. look out for it on TV Land.

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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Season 1 Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

"The Jim Gaffigan Show" stars and is inspired by the real life of comedian, actor and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan, chronicling one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Also starring in the series is Ashley Williams as Jim's off-beat Catholic wife, Jeannie; Adam Goldberg as Jim's aggressively single comedian friend, Dave; and Michael Ian Black as Daniel, Jeannie's gay ex-boyfriend and confidante, who is also Jim's biggest critic. Tongayi Chirisa co-stars, playing Jim and Jeannie's endearing priest, Father Nicholas. Throughout the season, there will also be special celebrity cameos by Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Lawrence O'Donnell, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Macaulay Culkin, Janeane Garofalo among others. The show is executive produced by writing team Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Adam Goldberg as Dave Reedy
Ashley Williams as Jeannie Gaffigan
Jim Gaffigan as Jim Gaffigan
Michael Ian Black as Daniel

CREW INFORMATION:
Alex Murray as EP
Jeannie Gaffigan as EP
Jim Gaffigan as CRTR/EP
Michael Wimer as EP
Peter Tolan as CRTR/EP
Sandy Wernick as EP
Seth Gordon as DIR (Pilot)

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Premieres tonight, 7/15/15.

11 episode first season.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

I caught the preview first episode, and I thought it was pretty good. There was a predictable sitcom screw-up line, but the characters are entertaining. I have added a season pass for this.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

I am confused by the timeline, at least according to IMDB's data. They have the pilot episode airing tonight, but the one that was on YouTube is the 2nd episode, and they have earlier air dates for that one (June 2) and the 3rd episode (May 15th). They have no date for episode 4, and June 8th for episode 5.

So, WTF? Is IMDB just wrong about this or did some episodes already make it to air (or some other thing)?
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

I thought this was just ok. I'm not familiar with Jim Gaffigan's comedy so maybe I'll need to warm up to it. I actually enjoyed Impastor quite a bit more.

5 kids and 2 adults in a 2-bedroom apartment?
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

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5 kids and 2 adults in a 2-bedroom apartment?
I haven't seen the show yet, but that's how he and his family actually live, believe it or not:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Ga...#Personal_life

He's talked about it on late night appearances and in his standup.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

It was okay. I like Gaffigan's brand of humor for the most part and this developed as I expected.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

Yeah, I like Gaffigan but this was just okay. I'll keep tuning in though to see how it develops.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

This second episode was even worse. An episode about him eating cake?

I think I'm out on this one.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

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This second episode was even worse. An episode about him eating cake?

I think I'm out on this one.
I found other things to do when that episode aired. I only listened to it in the background. Maybe it's trying to be the new show about "nothing?" Because it was really about nothing.
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This second episode was even worse. An episode about him eating cake?

I think I'm out on this one.

Should have been bacon.
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Really dig most of Gaffigan's standup, but the first episode was just awful. He's the dumb bumbling husband with the wife that is keeping everything together. I'll watch the second one, but this is hugely disappointing...
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He's the dumb bumbling husband with the wife that is keeping everything together.
I've heard him on a lot of podcasts and I get the impression that he might view his life as just that.
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Really dig most of Gaffigan's standup, but the first episode was just awful. He's the dumb bumbling husband with the wife that is keeping everything together. I'll watch the second one, but this is hugely disappointing...
She has her own crazy. I have heard interviews with his real wife, and I wasn't a fan of her. I enjoy TV wife more.

However, in the first episode didn't she get into a fight on the street? Not so together.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

Guess I'm against the majority on this one. Really enjoying it. The Adam Goldberg character doesn't really seem to be working, but other than that, I think it's pretty good.
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I like the show but The Other Adam Goldberg seems forced.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

I must be weird because I think Adam Goldberg is the best part of the show.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

Finally caught the first two episodes on Spike yesterday. If these two episodes are any indication, I don't think the show will last long. It has some funny moments, but it's not has good as his standup. Maybe it will get better though.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

They are currently showing this on about a dozen different channels as some form of widespread promotion. I believe its actual home is TV Land.

The show is almost guaranteed to get renewed.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

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I must be weird because I think Adam Goldberg is the best part of the show.
Me too.

I just think this show needs to get its legs under it. I'm not sure I would have stuck with Seinfeld based on just the first couple of episodes.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

The Jim Gaffigan Show," will return for season two on (appropriately) Father's Day - Sunday, June 19th at 10:00pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes. The series is a fictionalized version of stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan's real life as he navigates fatherhood, his career and an incurable obsession with food, and this season will get even more inside Jim's head, looking at all his neuroses about being in the ever-critical limelight and his marriage to wife Jeannie (Ashley Williams) and children. The comedy also stars Michael Ian Black ("Wet Hot American Summer") as Jeannie's friend, Daniel, who not-so-subtly dislikes Jim, and Adam Goldberg ("No Way Jose") as Jim's friend and fellow comedian, Dave. The show was co-created by Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me") and executive producer Jim Gaffigan, and is also executive produced by Jeannie Gaffigan. Alex Murray and Sandy Wernick of Brillstein Entertainment Partners also executive produce. JAX Media's Tony Hernandez will executive produce for TV Land. The season will have 12 episodes.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

I really enjoyed the first season and set the series record for the second.

I wonder if Gaffigan's higher public profile from commercials and being on Sunday nights will help the show gain an audience.

Except for the occasional rerun of Andy Griffith, this is the only thing I ever watch on TV Land, and if I had not seen Jim G. on Fallon to promote the premiere, I would not have known about it before today.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

I hadn't heard of the show until I read a positive review of the DVD set of the first season. Doing a search, I found five eps running on CMT, and enjoyed them. I would have figured TV Land would run the whole set at some point just before the upcoming season as a promotion, but they only ran the episodes I'd watched on CMT.
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

Still don't like Goldberg
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Re: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land) - Series Discussion Thread - premieres 7/15/15

The second season seems to be going in a more "conceptual" direction, -a little less real and a little more about bigger ideas. The cameos from big names and familiar faces from the stand-up circuit are more prominent. It definitely gives the show a more individual identity, but I find myself a little less attached to the show. It might be losing something by being a little too self-aware.

I've really disliked this three-part storyline they're currently in the middle of. Way too much Adam Goldberg, Ashley Williams as "Jeanie" is way too cartoonish, and way too much of Gaffigan being beaten down.

I'm glad they've added these two-three minute "After Show" spots with Jim and his wife (who write all the episodes); it gives some insight into what they're up to with episode, though Jim sort comes off as rather subdued and Jeanie confirms that Ashley Williams is pretty much spot-on in her portrayal.

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