Welcome to New York (TV series)

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Welcome to New York
Created by
  • Barbara Wallace
  • Thomas R. Wolfe
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (3 unaired)
Executive producers
  • Barbara Wallace
  • Thomas R. Wolfe
  • Christine Baranski
  • Eric Gilliland
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 11, 2000 (2000-10-11) –
January 17, 2001 (2001-01-17)

Welcome to New York is an American sitcom television series created by Barbara Wallace and Thomas R. Wolfe, that aired on CBS. The show premiered October 11, 2000, and aired until January 17, 2001.

Premise and History[edit]

The show starred Jim Gaffigan, who played a weatherman from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who then moved to New York City and worked as a meteorologist for a fictional morning news show called "AM New York". Christine Baranski played Marsha Bickner, the larger-than-life, tightly-wound producer of "AM New York" who hired Jim, but tends to forget the details about his life – like where he moved from. CBS canceled the show due to low ratings. Looking back, Gaffigan said, "I don’t think I had the maturity to take the authority I should have", and as he was not a contributing writer he felt the team would dismiss his ideas.[1]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Will MackenzieBarbara Wallace & Thomas R. WolfeOctober 11, 2000 (2000-10-11)
2"Tickets"TBATBAOctober 18, 2000 (2000-10-18)
3"Jim Gets an Apartment"TBATBAOctober 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)
4"Jim Gets a Wig"TBATBANovember 1, 2000 (2000-11-01)
5"The Car"TBATBANovember 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)
6"The Crier"TBATBANovember 15, 2000 (2000-11-15)
7"Dr. Bob"TBATBANovember 22, 2000 (2000-11-22)
8"It's Hard to Meet Intelligent Women"TBATBANovember 29, 2000 (2000-11-29)
9"Limos and Lines"TBATBADecember 13, 2000 (2000-12-13)
10"The Cat and the Rat"TBATBAJanuary 3, 2001 (2001-01-03)
11"The Memo"TBATBAJanuary 10, 2001 (2001-01-10)
12"The Stalker"TBATBAJanuary 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)
13"The Brother"TBATBAJanuary 17, 2001 (2001-01-17)
14"The Party"TBATBAUnaired
15"Dusting Diva"TBATBAUnaired
16"The Perks"TBATBAUnaired


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found the show to be "smart, telling comedy, but it's also an acquired taste."[2]


  1. ^ Stern, Marlow (July 15, 2015). "Jim Gaffigan's Time Is Now: The Comic on His New Show, Bill Cosby's Fall, and Donald Trump". The Daily Beast. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Owen, Rob (October 11, 2000). "TV Reviews: 'Bette,' 'Welcome' debut with funny premieres". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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