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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