If you follow The Late Show on social media, you know that before each night’s show, he does some Q&A with the audience, and later posts highlights online.
This week, he was asked, “What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you on the streets of New York?” Though his answer was a story that didn’t take place in New York City, he recalled a crazy—and very sweet—encounter that happened to him years ago, when he was a correspondent on The Daily Show. You can see it below. It’s pretty great. Discuss
One of TV’s best sitcoms has come to an end. The cable network TV Land has decided it will not renew The Jim Gaffigan Show for a third season, after the show’s creators Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan “mutually agreed to not move forward.”
As fans of the show know, the series was autobiographical, and featured Gaffigan balancing his career as a comedy star, his Christian faith and family life in New York City. In a touching statement about ending the show, the couple explained,
We realize this may surprise some and we don’t make this decision lightly … 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. …
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.
Though the show is ending after two seasons, it was one of the most unique sitcoms on television for how it handled faith and family. As Jeannie Gaffigan explained to RELEVANT after the first season debuted in 2015,
Normally, if there is a ‘Christian’ show, it’s only for Christians. And if there is a secular show about Christianity, it is usually really negative. What people think from the outside, the stereotypes about Catholicism—we’re trying to blow them out of the water.
We may not have seen the last of the Bravermans. Series creator Jason Katims recently sat down with the site TVLine, and said that doing a revival of the beloved family drama down the road is a very real possibility.
He told the outlet,
There’s nothing happening right now, but when the time is right I would love to revisit it … I asked someone who was working on [Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” reboot] how they structured it and how it all worked. Because I was thinking that might happen [with Parenthood] down the road a few years.
The whole thing about Parenthood is the kids get a little older and their lives change and then there’s more story to tell. I feel like that will happen at some point. And then it will be a question of, logistically, can we get the actors [back together] at the same time? And then we have to [find an outlet] that wants to [air] it.
Katims isn’t the only one that’d like to see the family get back together. Lauren Graham, who starred in both Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, took to Twitter this week, to respond to the Katims interview. Referencing both Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix’s revival of the show) and her upcoming memoir Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between, she tweeted:
Cut. It. Out. According to TV Guide, the ‘90s boy band New Kids on the Block have agreed to appear in the upcoming season of Netflix’s Fuller House. The reboot of the TGIF sitcom doesn’t really seem to mind cornball plot-lines and tongue-in-cheek references to the original show, so featuring a performance from a retired boy band pretty much makes sense.
According to TV Guide’s “intel” the plot involves Stephanie ruining DJ’s birthday, and making it up to her by tracking down her all time favorite band, which happens to be NKOTB. Obviously, mild hilarity ensues. The ‘90s are so hot right now. Discuss