The Man Show is Comedy Central's #2 rated show (South Park is #1). Jimmy came up for the idea of The Man Show as sort of a retaliation for being told that he needed to appeal to a female audience. He decided to create a show for men, and men alone. When he told his friend Adam Carolla about it, Adam thought it was a good idea and the two started development.
Network TV liked the idea, but when they saw where the show was going they passed on it. Jimmy liked the people at Comedy Central, and a cable show would allow him and Adam to push the envelope farther than network TV would so The Man Show ended up on Comedy Central. The show premiered June 16, 1999. The picture to the left is an add I'd made from an early commercial, and put on my site.