TV Land Renews ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ and ‘Impastor’ For Season 2

The Impastor The Jim Gaffigan Show
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TV Land has handed second-season orders to original comedies “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “Impastor.”

Both series have performed respectably for TV Land this summer. Both are part of a rebranding effort by the Viacom cabler to take its original series in an edgier direction with serialized elements in half-hour series.

“We’re really proud of these shows that represent the new TV Land,” said Keith Cox, exec VP of development and original programming. “They have quality writing and great casts, and we’re excited to move on to season two for both.”

“Gaffigan” in an autobiographical vehicle for the veteran standup comedian. Gaffigan and Peter Tolan exec produced with Jeannie Gaffigan and showrunner Jeff Lowell. Alex Murray and Sandy Wernick of Brillstein Entertainment Partners were also EPs. The show has to date delivered an average of 4 million viewers for TV Land across three airings each week. It’s set to wrap its 11-episode season on Sept. 23.

“Impastor” stars Michael Rosenbaum as a man on the run from gambling debts who takes over the identity of a small-town pastor. Christopher Vane created the series and exec produces with Rosenbaum, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Rob Greenberg. “Impastor” has averaged 2.8 million viewers, with its 10-episode season to conclude on Sept. 16.


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  1. Lonnie says:

    Why is Gaffigan returning? Can anyone tell me what is funny about a lazy guy who eats constantly and ignores his kids? The Impastor is a funny, well acted show. Why isn’t the Impastor returning?

  2. Melissa says:

    You should give it another try. I wasn’t that impressed with the first episode but after just watching the finale I think it really improved. I was laughing throughout the entire finale- I’m looking forward to another season!!

  3. Monxomatic says:

    Ugh. I am a big fan of Gaffigan’s stand-up specials and was really looking forward to this show – but it’s so banal and a turgid bore. Out of all the story-lines in the world, let’s pick the boring over-used “hey, let’s pretend to get a vasectomy” standard schtick to launch a new series. Oh, and let’s throw in Adam Goldberg – an actor no one likes on any show he’s ever been in. And don’t forget the stereotypical bitchy gay character played by straight actor Michael Ian Black. Jim Gaffigan, I luv your act but your show is another story – a boring one.

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