TV Land’s “The Jim Gaffigan Show” will end after its second season, star and creator Jim Gaffigan announced Monday.
In a statement posted to WhoSay, Gaffigan writes on behalf of himself and his wife, Jeannie: “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 TV Land 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.”
The show’s season — now series — finale aired Sunday.
TV Land says in a statement, “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 3 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.'”