Jim lives...again!

According to Jim is doing what Gilmore Girls, Arrested Development, The 4400, and Veronica Mars couldn't; it's surviving.

ABC is in talks to bring back the half-hour comedy starring Jim Belushi for an eighth season, according to TVGuide.com's Michael Ausiello. Ausiello cites a source as saying the deal has actually already been made, but not officially announced yet.

The show was thought to be left for dead last year, when it wasn't included in ABC's fall schedule. In a surprising move last June, the network revealed it was bringing the show back for a seventh season as a midseason show.

The show definitely has its critics ("If [According to Jim's renewal] was caused by the strike, then we definitely lost too much," said one executive, according to Ausiello...Ouch!), but is apparently still making enough money to justify keeping it on the air.

According to Jim stars Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith and is currently airing on Tuesday nights on ABC. For more on the show, check out TV.com's previous coverage.

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Feb 22, 2009
Going with a partial cast has really hurt this show. Larry Jo does a great job as the bumbling brother in law but without the rest of the cast I cant see how they can put together another full season.
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Aug 27, 2008
are you guys kidding me. this **** is funny as hell. andy is fall off the chair funny and jims just jim.a regular guy. thats why its survived so long. not all of his fans can type on the keyboard. get over it. go jimmy, we love you.
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Mar 05, 2008
I will say I'm pretty surpised. I use to love this show but it has just gotten so dumb the last two years. What ever. ABC hasn't mentioned anything about OCtober road coming back but According to jim okay.
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Mar 05, 2008
ok...i admit some of the episodes are funny..others leave me going uummmmm ok...but if they can save Jim why cant they save George lopez who made me laugh every episode??? i still giggle my butt off when i see the repeats..it was a great show...if anything it deserves to be save..
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Mar 05, 2008
Bit of a surprise!
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Mar 01, 2008
the problem is that in the past when it was first on soooo many people watched it// where did the viewers go ? abc is in denial about the viewers dissapearing.
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Mar 01, 2008
Most critics don't like Jim Belushi or his series, but the "viewing public" does; that's why he's probably going on for a ninth season. Besides, ABC owns the series, and there are very few situation comedies on their current schedule that have the audience HE does. And he IS funny!
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Feb 29, 2008
I like jim Belushi. He's had a decent career but with quality shows getting axed left and right, how does this show survive. I gotta get a nielson box. I agree that at least that anothe reality show won't take its slot or worse another night time game show.
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Feb 29, 2008
this one is funny
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Feb 29, 2008
It's a nice show. It's better than some reality shows, anyway.
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Feb 29, 2008
hahaha! this show is so randomly entertaining!!
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Feb 28, 2008
wtf get rid of it COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 28, 2008
I like this show. I dont think its the best but not the worst.
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Feb 28, 2008
Really? Ok, but According to Jim, really? Seriously ABC did you think this out?
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Feb 28, 2008
Clearly Jim must have sold his soul to the devil or something.I mean COME ON!!
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Feb 28, 2008
It's like a recurring cancer. Just when you think the tumor's gone, it comes back twice as bad.
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Feb 28, 2008
What the....are you kidding me with that?
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Feb 28, 2008
i think it is a cute show
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Feb 28, 2008
wow......seems like I'm the only one here who likes this show. haha. I'm sorry. I mean, I dont watch it religiously, but when there is nothing else. I quite like it.
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Feb 28, 2008
WTF?!? According To Jim is the worst sitcom currently on tv. How this show manages to keep getting renewed is beyond me.
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Feb 28, 2008
Agreed with adamonfire. Just another example of the (sad) state of average American viewer.
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Feb 28, 2008
Why does this piece of crap keep coming back, when all the good shows get thrown to the wolves?

Put an intelligent show like Cavemen in limbo, but constantly renew a show that stars and panders to actual Neanderthals. Great.
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Feb 28, 2008
Please don't mention Arrested Development in the same article as this show. Thanks.
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Feb 28, 2008
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 28, 2008
I'd rather watch paint dry.
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Feb 28, 2008
ugh!
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Feb 28, 2008
That generic piece of crap sitcom with that fat Belushi. What kind of crap is that?
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Feb 28, 2008
Friday night lights and How I met your Mother struggle to be renewed. While this garbage lives on like the energizer bunny
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Feb 28, 2008
Honestly how does garbage like this get an 8th season while How I Met Your Mother still hasen't been renewed.
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Feb 28, 2008
one of the worst american sitcoms, thats for sure
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Feb 28, 2008
absolute insanity. with all the probelms we as Americans face in a given week we now have one more, making sure to tune out of ABC so we don't accidently catch a glimpse of Jim and go blind. I can't believe this is an actual show, it's so bad~~!!~~
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Feb 28, 2008
I'm sick.
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Feb 28, 2008
NO WAY! They'll let Cavemen fall by the wayside while renewing According to Jim?? Something's not right!
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Feb 28, 2008
Calling on all readers to appropriately "tag" this story with the tool above. I got us all started (see box, below right). Seriously... WTF!?!?!?!?
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