Today is a good day to be Jim Gaffigan.
The comedian has landed a pilot order for an untitled comedy series that will reunite him with CBS, who he worked with on 'Welcome to New York' more than a decade ago.
The show will be semi-autobiographical and feature Jim playing a married New York City father of five (as he really is). This is the result of the put pilot commitment he signed with the network late last year.
In addition to staring in the project, Gaffigan will also co-write it with Peter Tolan (Rescue Me). Michael Wimer and Alex Murray will executive produce the program.
Gaffigan was also recently nominated for a Grammy for his latest comedy album, "Mr. Universe." He also has a book coming out later this year called "Dad is Fat." The man is doing well!
CBS has also recently ordered two other comedy series - Ex-Men (starring Kal Penn) and Mom (from Chuck Lorre). I am not a big fan of Lorre (but have learned my lesson about criticizing him), but the other two programs sound pretty cool. I like Gaffigan's comedic style and think he could do really well with this program. Congratulations to him on the success he is having.