Keegan Deane, the character at the center of Fox's new midseason drama Rake, isn't exactly what you'd call the greatest guy in the world.
That's because Keegan, despite being a brilliant defense attorney, is also a gambling addict who owes both the IRS and his bookies more than he has. Throw in a string of romantic affairs and Keegan's generally laid-back, "lovable mess" personality, and it's not so hard to understand why he exhausts his kid and ex-wife.
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Fortunately, the man who plays Keegan, Oscar and Emmy nomineeGreg Kinnear, is nothing like his character. But don't take our word for it! Click play on our exclusive first look at the series below to hear Kinnear's fellow cast members, including John Ortiz, Miranda Otto,David Harbour and Bojana Novakovic, gush about their colleague.
Rake premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9/8c on Fox.
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The police break up a dog-fighting ring, and discover a woman's finger inside one of the dead animals. The finger is identified as belonging to Lauren Vance, soon-to-be ex-wife of Marty Vance (guest star Adam Rothenberg), after her body turns up near a dog breeder. Since Lauren and her husband were in the process of divorce proceedings, Detectives Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) initially suspect Marty as the brutal murderer. Marty was involved in the dog-fighting ring with friend and business partner Jay Carlin (guest star David Harbour), an extremely wealthy wine dealer. As the investigation unfolds, the detectives plot to trick an ambitious reporter, Dawn Talley (guest star Lara Flynn Boyle), who uses her sexuality to try to break the case. Turns out Jay's business is a scam, which leads prosecutors Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) to a new suspect. Also starring: Sam Waterston and S. Epatha Merkerson. watch
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Dog fighting, a wine dealership and an overzealous reporter: Lara Flynn Boyle guest stars. watch