Jim Gaffigan’s recently reworked pilot now has recast its female lead. Ashley Williams will co-star as Gaffigan’s wife Jeannie, a super-wife and super-mom, possessing an ample amount of energy, patience and good humor. CBS ordered the single-camera comedy pilot last season, but ended up passing on it. Mira Sorvino played Jeannie in the previous pilot. Williams has appeared in multiple episodes of Royal Pains, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and How I Met Your Mother.
UPDATE: Michael Ian Black announced on Twitter that, he, too will be joining the cast of the CBS pilot. His Twitter message is below.
Thrilled to be joining the cast and ruining the pilot of "Gaffigan" starring James "Jim" Gaffigan.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 17, 2013