The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Jim Gaffigan Show

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The Jim Gaffigan Show benefits from an abundantly likable star in a setting that, albeit familiar, adds a new, natural energy to the standard struggling-dad-sitcom genre.



Critic Ratings: 25


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User Ratings: 206

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Air date: Jul 15, 2015

The pilot episode of this sitcom follows comedian Jim Gaffigan as he struggles to balance fatherhood, comedy and food.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2015

Jim tries cutting back on junk food, but is tempted by a child's birthday cake; a hungover Dave is mistaken for a homeless man.

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Air date: Jul 29, 2015

Jim's anniversary plans for Jeannie include a Broadway show and a night at a fancy hotel, but their evening is marred by interruptions from Daniel, Dave, Dave's new girlfriend and her jealous ex.

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Air date: Aug 5, 2015

Jim and Jeannie help Daniel deal with the tension between him and his father by having dinner with the two of them. Later, Dave joins the group for a crazy night out.

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Air date: Aug 12, 2015

While running errands for Jeannie, Jim mixes up his son?s drawing with his daughter?s school application. The Gaffigans now have to sit through their daughter?s school interview hoping that no one caught the mistake. -- (C) TV LAND

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Air date: Aug 19, 2015

Jim upsets Jeannie when he celebrates Dave's birthday instead of hers, even though Jeannie requested no celebration for her.

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Air date: Aug 26, 2015

Jim gets a big break when he is asked to perform on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," but Jeannie invites their priest to the show, which irks Jim.

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Air date: Sep 2, 2015

Jim is featured on a magazine cover, but Jeannie becomes upset when the accompanying article doesn't mention her.

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Air date: Sep 9, 2015

Jim buys a Bible for Jeannie on his way to perform stand-up, but creates a media frenzy when the paparazzi snap a photo of him.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2015

Jeannie's sister visits and goes on a date with Dave, which worries Jim and Jeannie.

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In Season 1 of this sitcom, comedian Jim Gaffigan tries to balance his career with family.

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Critic Reviews for The Jim Gaffigan Show Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

I can't remember laughing out loud so consistently at a situation comedy maybe, um, ever.

Jul 14, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The Jim Gaffigan Show showcases its star at his exasperated best, putting his now well-honed spin on the befuddled dad genre from which many a sitcom has supped.

Jul 14, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Jim Gaffigan doesn't seem to be acting at all. That may sound easy, but not all comedians playing themselves have pulled it off.

Jul 13, 2015 | Full Review…
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Consider this the anti-Louie.

Jul 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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Gaffigan exudes a relaxed, unpretentious air, no doubt helped by the dozens of TV shows and films on which he's appeared. But the dopey-guy persona he's crafted in his stand-up doesn't completely translate to a sitcom.

Jul 17, 2015 | Full Review…
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The Jim Gaffigan Show isn't the next Louie or Seinfeld, but it's low-key and charming, with a good balance of home life (the kids are truly adorable) and work.

Jul 16, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Jim Gaffigan Show is exactly the comedy any fan of his stand-up would hope it would be, a heartwarming sitcom that doesn't try to reinvent the wheel.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Funnier than any of the recent CBS comedies - but also darker, too, which may be why CBS passed - The Jim Gaffigan Show offers an ideal showcase for its titular star.

Jul 16, 2015 | Full Review…

[Gaffigan's] show's definitely a winner.

Jul 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Kneecapped by a desperation for inoffensiveness and broadly-written characters, there is quite literally nothing residing within the homogeneous world of The Jim Gaffigan Show that you haven't already seen before from a Jim, a Raymond, or a Tim.

Jul 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

He tweaks both his nice-guy image and the family-sitcom formula just enough to make his show feel new - yet he retains the sense of familiarity that beckons viewers and keeps them watching.

Jul 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Far more Everybody Loves Raymond than Louie.

Jul 9, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1

  • Aug 22, 2016
    I was more impressed with his stand up. This show seems like he's trying too hard to be funny.
  • Jul 11, 2016
    One of the best shows on TV!
  • Oct 05, 2015
    Much better, much funnier than gross LouisCK----did you catch that Fiasco on SNL---Louis C.K.'s 'SNL' Monologue About Child Molestation . Louis spoke about "GOOD CHILD MOLESTATION" he's not funny, he's gross. Thank God for JIM GAFFIGAN!!! great show
  • Sep 26, 2015
    The Jim Gaffigan Show has a certain element of charm to it that starts strong and fizzles out a few episodes in. After investing in the series it becomes obvious that the scenario and many of the jokes the show plays on are rehashed material from myriad other 'comedian sitcoms' out there. The saving grace for this show lies in it's strong cast, which doubles as it's downfall as Gaffigan's own awkward and ill-inspired acting style pales in comparison to literally all of his colleagues. Wrap it up with an uninspired, contrived season finale that grasps at the oldest and most predictable trope it can get it's hands on, and this is a show that starts off with promise and devolves into a forgettable mess by the series conclusion. Solid light entertainment, but brings nothing new to the table whatsoever.
  • Aug 22, 2015
    The show itself is good with presenting clean comedy that is actually done really well. Though, some episodes seem to lack new material that actually is humorous without repeating the same jokes about food.
  • Aug 19, 2015
    unwatchable. Who wrote this - his wife.....oh...yeah...
  • Aug 15, 2015
    If you love Jim, you will love the show.
  • Aug 11, 2015
    As usual, Gaffigan comes through again
  • Aug 08, 2015
    After 4 episodes, I cringe at the thought of watching Jim scarf down another bite. When he's not stuffing his face, he's talking about what he'll eat next. Show's gone downhill; decidedly unfunny.
  • Aug 05, 2015
    This show is low-key and enjoyable. Has a different vibe from the average sitcom

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