Another TV series has been sent to the grim reaper. TV Land’s hilarious comedy show, which starred comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie, have been axed by the network after two seasons. Although canceling or renewing a show is usually a decision made by the network, this time however, the comedy series was canceled because Jim and his wife decided to exit “The Jim Gaffigan Show.”
“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,” Jim Gaffigan said in a statement, “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. … However the time commitment to make the quality of show we wanted was taking us away from our most important project, our five children. We are truly grateful for all the support friends on social media and television critics have given ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show.’”
TV Land also confirmed the news and released a statement (via Entertainment Weekly), “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.”
However, Jim Gaffigan later said, “Just to clear up any miscommunication: The Jim Gaffigan was NOT canceled.” It could be that the comedian is implying that the series ended and was not canceled since TV Land has already issued a statement stating that they will not move forward with season 3 of “The Jim Gaffigan Show.”
Fans of the comedy series are disappointed and upset over the cancelation news, but most are comforted by the fact that the Gaffigans chose to leave “The Jim Gaffigan Show” on their own terms.
The season 2 finale of the TV series, which aired on Monday, Aug. 21, served as a series finale.