I don’t know where I was, but I had no idea that “According To Jim” was still alive and kicking on ABC. After last season’s very sad set-up, I thought the show was a gonner.

Courtney Thorne-Smith wasn’t even appearing regularly. She was pregnant, but they didn’t write it into the show. They had her out of town, staying with her ailing mother or something like that. So we only got to see her in a split screen when she would talk with Jim on the phone. That was beyond lame and I thought that spelled the end of the show’s run.

WRONG!!

Apparently the show came back for its 8th season yesterday on ABC. I did not know it wasn’t cancelled! Color me surprised! I now have something to watch in the Tuesday 9PM slot…well, at least for now. I don’t care what anyone says. I love this show. But I’m a big sitcom fan and they’re a dying breed with all these reality and game shows taking over. So, while there were other ABC sitcoms I liked better — like Notes From the Underbelly — I’ll take According to Jim as well.

Now excuse me while I go and download the 2 episodes that aired last night.