Jim lives

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Like horror-movie bad boys Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddy Krueger, just when one thinks Jim Belushi is done, he springs up again ready to slay with his brand of deadly comedy.

ABC has announced that Belushi's sitcom According to Jim has been renewed for a seventh season. The deal comes as a bit of a surprise, as many thought the show was left for dead when it failed to make ABC's 2007-2008 programming at this year's upfronts.

The show has been a consistent performer for the network, never doing great, but never doing horribly, either. According to Jim is a family-style sitcom with Belushi as the patriarch, Courtney Thorne-Smith as the wife, and a trio of kids.

"When Brillstein-Grey approached me with the idea of doing a family show, I didn't realize the family would extend so wide," Belushi said in a statement. "For six years, it's been a joy being part of the ABC and Touchstone families and part of each and every family who have been loyal viewers of our show every week. This season will top all the rest. I'm thrilled to continue this seventh season with these extended families."

According to Jim debuted in late 2001. For more information on the show, read TV.com's previous coverage.

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