So this was supposed to be a Hallelujah! follow-up to the item I wrote last May, when ABC announced its Fall 2008 schedule: ‘According to Jim’: Still Not Canceled. (The only text was: Just FYI.) But then I saw this picture from what we now know will be the Jim Belushi comedy’s June 2 series finale, and, for the first time, I kinda wanna watch this show. Here’s the episode description, straight from the press release. SPOILER ALERT for the 3 million of you still tuning in:
"Heaven Opposed to Hell" — When Jim chokes on a shrimp puff, he diesand arrives at Heaven’s gate. With Jim on trial to prove his selflessacts on earth, best friend Andy is summoned to heaven to defend him. AsJim attempts to prove his good works to God (Lee Majors), hissister-in-law, Dana (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), represents the Devil(Erik Estrada), arguing that Jim’s selfishness should mean a certaintrip to Hell.
Back to me: I will have so much (read: some) respect for this show if they actually kill Jim off. And send him to Hell. Anyone else feeling the teensiest bit of interest in Jim? Anyone mourning the series’ passing?
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