Jim Gaffigan’s domestic comedy “The Gaffigan Show” has landed a series order at TV Land.
The show, which has a 10-episode order for a 2015 premiere, revolves around Gaffigan’s life as a standup comic and father who struggles with an insatiable appetite. The project was developed for CBS this past pilot season.
Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer are exec producers with Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan. Seth Gordon directed the pilot. The show is still in need of a showrunner, however.
Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black and Ashley Williams also star. Episodes of the show will air on sibling Viacom cabler Comedy Central, where Gaffigan is known for his many standup specials, within a week of debut on TV Land.
TV Land prexy Larry Jones said the show was a good fit with the “Gen Xers” the cabler is targeting. “We love Jim Gaffigan’s brand of humor,” Jones said.
TV Land has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which will draw inevitable comparisons to FX’s “Louie” in its focus on a comedian’s life in Gotham.
Gaffigan’s life as a father has been the focus of much of his standup routine in recent years. He penned a successful memoir, “Dad is Fat,” that formed the basis of “The Gaffigan Show.”
“I am thrilled that TV Land is giving us this opportunity to do this show that Peter, Jeannie and I have been fine-tuning for three years,” said Jim Gaffigan. “I’m probably most excited about the craft service.”
Sony Pictures TV produced the pilot for CBS. The studio remains involved with the show but is not the lead production entity.
Gaffigan is a top draw on the standup circuit but he has yet to star in a hit series. He was a regular on TBS’ “My Boys” and CBS’ “The Ellen Show.” He previously toplined the short-lived CBS comedy “Welcome to New York” in 2000-01.
TV Land’s pickup of “Gaffigan” comes on the same day the cabler formally cancelled the Kirstie Alley starrer “Kirstie.”