After just two seasons at TV Land, it appears that the end is very much here for “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and it is not for the typical reasons that you tend to see in the world of television.
Earlier today, Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie announced that they have made the decision to end the show, mostly because of the fact that it was exhausting them to the point that it was difficult for them to balance almost everything else in their lives:
“After months of discussion Jeannie and I have decided to make season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show the final season. We realize this may surprise some and we don’t make this decision lightly. 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. 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. We are truly grateful for all the support friends on social media and television critics have given The Jim Gaffigan Show. Jeannie and I are excited to move forward with other creative pursuits.”
In the end, there is something nice about being able to end the show on your own terms, knowing full well that you could have continued it had you really wanted to make it happen. It’s just easy to see that the couple made the right decision when you consider that they are doing it with their family in mind. We’re sure that we will continue to see them do other things, but they’ll most likely be projects that don’t require them to pour every ounce of themselves into every step of the day.
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