Jim Gaffigan Filming His New TV Land Sitcom in Hell Square Today
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Long-stalled comedy project, The Gaffigan Show, will quarter itself on the Lower East Side today for filming. The shoot is to take place in Hell Square, and this time, with a whole new cast.
The Gaffigan Show – formerly known as Gaffigan – has been in development since 2013. CBS twice tried to see Jim Gaffigan’s project to fruition, with the pilot run ordered in January of that year. The original cast included Mira Sorvino as the comedian’s wife; scenes were shot in the neighborhood at the time, too. But the network instead deferred to broadcast cousin TV Land for the honor of ten episodes.
The single-camera comedy is semi-autobiographical, focusing on “one man’s struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy, and an insatiable appetite.” A father of five living in a tiny New York City apartment, which is true. It was recast with Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black, and Ashley Williams.