Two months from now, everyone’s favorite food-focused comedian, Jim Gaffigan, will be debuting his new TV Land series, The Jim Gaffigan Show. Perhaps in similar fashion to his eager-appetite, Gaffigan has decided two months is too long to wait, so he’s gone ahead and put a full episode of the new series up on his website.
Written by Gaffigan and his wife, Jeannie Gaffigan, the series follows the formula that’s been working well for other comedian shows like Louie and Maron. On The Jim Gaffigan Show the comedian plays a fictional version of himself joined by the likes of Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) playing his wife Jeannie, Adam Goldberg playing Dave, a fellow comedian and Michael Ian Black as Gaffigan’s gay friend Daniel, who is also his wife’s ex-boyfriend.
The first episode follows the fall-out of Gaffigan being exposed as a Christian after a fan shares a photo of him holding a bible on social media. Quite an eccentric list of guest stars appear in the episode, including everyone from Jon Stewart and Chris Rock to Nancy Grace and Glenn Beck.
The Jim Gaffigan Show will officially premiere on TV Land Wednesday, July 15 at 10 p.m. with replays set to air on Comedy Central. You can watch the preview episode, “The Bible Story,” here.