- According to Jim
show_name = According to Jim
caption = The cast of "According to Jim"
480i( SDTV), 720p( HDTV)
runtime = 30 minutes w commercials
22 minutes w/o commercials
creator = Tracy Newman
Jim Belushi Courtney Thorne-Smith Kimberly Williams-Paisley Larry Joe Campbell Taylor Atelian Billi Bruno Conner Rayburn
network = ABC
first_aired = October 3, 2001
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 7
num_episodes = 164
list_episodes = List of According to Jim episodes
website = http://abc.go.com/primetime/accordingtojim
imdb_id = 0285351
tv_com_id = 3449
"According to Jim" is an American situation
comedytelevision series, which premiered on October 3, 2001 on ABC. 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 NBCjuggernaut " Frasier". Although "Jim" did not beat the competition, it performed well enough to secure itself that spot on the 2003 fall schedule.
Jim is an abrasive but lovable suburban father. Much like his real life counterpart, Jim's character is noted as a fan of
Bluesmusic, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cubs. He's married to a gorgeous woman, Cheryl, and raises his five children – Ruby, Gracie, Kyle, and twins, Gordan and Jonathan – in a big house. 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.
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’s something financially, a deal that would make sense for us.". [ [http://www.tvseriesfinale.com/2007/05/2007_cancelled_shows_abc_cuts_some_beloved_series.php 2007 Cancelled Shows: ABC Cuts Some Beloved Series] , "TV Series Finale", May 15, 2007] On June 27, 2007 ABC renewed the show for a seventh season with 18 episodes. [ [http://www.tvweek.com/news/2007/06/abc_renews_according_to_jim.php ABC Renews "According to Jim"] , "TV Week", June 27, 2007] [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070628/ap_on_en_tv/tv_according_to_jim_1 ABC renews "According to Jim"] , "Yahoo!", June 28, 2007]
"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. [ [http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=7559 Breaking News - 'Jim' to Finish Out Season for ABC | TheFutonCritic.com ] ]
On February 27, 2008, It was reported that ABC is close to renewing "According to Jim" for an eighth season. [ [http://www.tvguide.com/Ask-Ausiello/080227 Ausiello on Heroes, "Bubble Show" Mystery, Lost and More! - Ask Ausiello | TVGuide.com ] ] On May 13, 2008, ABC officially renewed the series for an eighth season. [ [http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20080513abc01 Breaking News - ABC UNVEILS 2008-09 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE | TheFutonCritic.com ] ]
Jim Belushi- James "Jim"
Courtney Thorne-Smith- Cheryl
Kimberly Williams-Paisley- Dana Gibson
Larry Joe Campbell- Andrew "Andy"
Taylor Atelian- Ruby
Billi Bruno- Gracie
Conner Rayburn- Kyle (Seasons 4+)
Mitch Rouse- Ryan Gibson (Dana's husband)
U.S. television ratings
Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of "According to Jim" on ABC.
"Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps."
On October 21, 2008,
Lionsgate Home Entertainment(under license from ABC Studios) will release Season 1 of "According to Jim" on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.
*ALB: "Sipas Xhimit"
*AUS: "According to Jim" (
Seven Network, FOX8)
*AUT: "Jim hat immer Recht!" (
*BIH: "Svijet po Džimu" (BHT)
*BEL: "According to Jim" (
*BRA: "O Jim é assim" (SBT, Sony)
*BGR: "Питайте Джим" (bTV)
*CAN: "According to Jim" (CTV)
*CRO: "Svijet prema Jimu" (HRT,NOVA TV)
*DEN: "According to Jim" (
*EGY: "According to Jim" (Channel 2)
*FIN: "Perheen kalleudet" (
*DEU: "Immer wieder Jim" (
*IND: "According to Jim" (
*ISR: "החיים לפי ג'ים" (
*ITA: "La vita secondo Jim" (
*LAT: "Džima Dēļ" (LNT)
*MKD: "Како ќе каже Џим" (A1)
*MDV: "According to Jim" (
*NED: "According to Jim" (
*NZL: "According to Jim" (TV2)
*NOR: "According to Jim" (
*PAK: "According to Jim" (
*PHI: "According to Jim" (
*POL: "Jim wie lepiej" (
*POR: "O mundo de Jim" (
*RUS: "Как сказал Джим" (СТС)
*KSA: " According To Jim" (
*SIN: "According to Jim" (
*SLO: "Jimova družina" (
*ESP: "El mundo según Jim" (
*SWE: "Jims Värld" (TV3)
*THA: "According To Jim" (
True Series/ Star World)
*TUR: "According to Jim" (
*UK: "According to Jim" (LIVINGtv)
*UKR: "Як сказав Джим" (
*USA: "According to Jim" (ABC) / (TBS) (September 2009)
*UAE: "According to Jim" (
Dubai One) [ [http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-102960.html Fall 2006 Local Syndication - WPIX, KTLA, etc / Fall 2009 on TBS! [Archive - Sitcoms Online Message Boards ] ]
* [http://abc.go.com/primetime/accordingtojim Official Website]
* [http://www.immer-wieder-jim.de German Fansite with lot of information]
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