According to Jim (Tv Series) 2001

According to Jim is an American situation comedy television series, starring actor and comedian Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of five children. It premiered on October 3, 2001 on ABC. The final episodes are scheduled to air beginning April 14, 2009 on ABC.

Plot: Jim is an abrasive but lovable suburban father. Much like his real life counterpart, Jim’s character is noted as a fan of Blues music, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cubs. He’s married to a woman named Cheryl, and raises his five children Ruby, Gracie, Kyle, Jonathan and Gordon. Everything is perfect for Jim, if it wasn’t for the messy situations he gets himself into and his laziness, which often makes him search for alternative ways of doing things with less effort. Of course, having his wife’s siblings hanging out at his house all the time is no help. While Andy might be one of his best friends, Dana often teams up with Cheryl against Jim. Surprisingly, this is one of the few shows where the family’s surname has not been revealed throughout multiple seasons.
History
The show first aired following the surprise hit comedy My Wife and Kids and quickly developed an audience of its own. For its second season ABC placed it on its revitalized Tuesday line-up, which also included John Ritter’s 8 Simple Rules, Bonnie Hunt’s Life with Bonnie and Less Than Perfect. Week by week, the show attracted more and more viewers, becoming ABC’s second most watched sitcom. The show performed so well that the network made a risky move: putting Jim opposite the NBC juggernaut Frasier. Although Jim did not beat the competition, it performed well enough to secure itself that spot on the 2003 fall schedule. On May 15, 2007, it was announced that According to Jim was not renewed for another season. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson said, “We are talking to the studio to see if there‚Äôs something financially, a deal that would make sense for us”. On June 27, 2007, ABC renewed the show for a seventh season with 18 episodes. According to Jim returned to ABC’s schedule on Tuesday January 1, 2008 with two episodes at 9 PM and 9:30 PM. After that, the series moved to its regular time slot at 8 PM. Despite the writer’s strike, ABC announced that the show will produce all 18 episodes ordered for this season. On February 27, 2008, it was reported that ABC was close to renewing According to Jim for an eighth season. On May 13, 2008, ABC officially renewed the series and season eight began airing on December 2, 2008. Kimberly Williams-Paisley left the show at the beginning of the season. In December 2008, co-star Larry Joe Campbell said that the sets had been destroyed, indicating that the series was cancelled, but they did tape a series finale set to air May 19, 2009 on ABC. According to Jim is slated to return to ABC’s schedule on April 14, 2009 for the final 12 episodes.
Cast
* Jim Belushi – Jim
* Courtney Thorne-Smith – Cheryl
* Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Dana (2001-2008)
* Larry Joe Campbell – Andy
* Taylor Atelian – Ruby
* Billi Bruno – Gracie
* Conner Rayburn – Kyle (Seasons 4+)
* Mo Collins – Emily (Seasons 7+)
* Mitch Rouse – Ryan (2004-2007)




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