Jim Gaffigan in Talks to Turn His CBS Pilot Into a Series at TV Land
In May, CBS passed on ordering comedian Jim Gaffigan’s family sitcom pilot Gaffigan to series, but it looks like the show may be finding new life on another network. Deadline reports that TV Land has been in talks with Sony TV, the studio that produced the pilot, for the last month or so and that TV Land is “well down the road of trying to make the show work there.” Deadline says TV Land is trying to get the actors’ rates down for a lower budget.
Gaffigan, a single-camera comedy co-created by Jim Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), stars the titular comedian as a fictionalized version of himself raising his five kids with his wife in a two-bedroom NYC apartment. The show was originally developed at CBS in 2013, but the network passed on it and rolled it over to the 2014 season, producing another pilot before rejecting the series again. The 2014 pilot starred Gaffigan, Ashley Williams, Tongayi Chririsa, Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black.