Welcome to New York (TV series)

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Welcome to New York
Created byBarbara Wallace
Thomas R. Wolfe
StarringChristine Baranski
Jim Gaffigan
Sara Gilbert
Rocky Carroll
Mary Birdsong
Anthony DeSando
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (3 unaired)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Worldwide Pants Incorporated
Crazy Canyon Productions
CBS Productions
Studios USA Television
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. 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]


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.



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Pilot"October 11, 2000 (2000-10-11)
2"Tickets"October 18, 2000 (2000-10-18)
3"Jim Gets an Apartment"October 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)
4"Jim Gets a Wig"November 1, 2000 (2000-11-01)
5"The Car"November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)
6"The Crier"November 15, 2000 (2000-11-15)
7"Dr. Bob"November 22, 2000 (2000-11-22)
8"It's Hard to Meet Intelligent Women"November 29, 2000 (2000-11-29)
9"Limos and Lines"December 13, 2000 (2000-12-13)
10"The Cat and the Rat"January 3, 2001 (2001-01-03)
11"The Memo"January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10)
12"The Stalker"January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)
13"The Brother"January 17, 2001 (2001-01-17)
14"The Party"Unaired
15"Dusting Diva"Unaired
16"The Perks"Unaired


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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