TVLand has announced the cancelation of The Jim Gaffigan Show, a semi-autobiographical sitcom from one of the funniest comedians today. The second season – and series – finale aired last night.
“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.”
The series never broke out ratings wise, and while it was a critical hit, was tough to produce. Gaffigan himself posted an online blog today about his feelings on the cancellation.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”