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Rake: Is Greg Kinnear TV's Most Likable Antihero?

Stop us if you've heard this one before. Fox's new drama Rake features a main character who, despite being pretty great at his job, is a complete trainwreck in every other aspect of his life.

But unlike the Dr. Gregory Houses or Don Drapers littering the past and present TV landscape, Rake's protagonist, defense attorney Keegan Deane, is a bit less rough around the edges. Indeed, most of the time, he's quite the charmer, which probably has something to do with the fact that he's played by Greg Kinnear.

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"Greg's kind of perfect because there is this likability about him that people are prepared to forgive all sorts of things," creator and executive producer Peter Duncan, who created the Australian drama of the same name that inspired the Fox series, tells TVGuide.com...read more

Exclusive First Look: Greg Kinnear Brings the Charm to Fox's Rake

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 OrtizMiranda Otto,David Harbour and Bojana Novakovic, gush about their colleague.

Rake premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9/8c on Fox.

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Is HBO's Horse-Racing Series Luck a Big Gamble?

Pick Six. Furlong. Backstretch. Quinella. Trifecta. Daily Double.

These are just a few of the racetrack terms that may be thrown around in HBO's new horse-racing series Luck, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c. From executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, the gritty show looks at the owners, jockeys and the degenerate gamblers in the horse-racing world.

While the lingo, the setting and the overall story line may feel alien to those who don't frequent one of the more than 100 racetracks around the United States, Milch, the man behind Deadwood and NYPD Blue, says that shouldn't deter viewers from watching. "It's...read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 The Drop Movie, Actor
2014 Rake TV Show Series, Actor - Ben Leon
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Movie, Actor - Braga
2011 Luck TV Show Series, Actor - Turo Escalante
2010 Jack Goes Boating Movie, Exec. Producer

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HBO Tries Its Luck With David Milch Drama Starring Dustin Hoffman

HBO has picked up the gritty drama Luck.

From executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, the show looks at denizens of the horse-racing world such as... read more

Nick Nolte in Talks to Saddle Up for HBO's Luck

Nick Nolte is looking like a good bet for HBO's new series.

The two-time Oscar nominee is in final negotiations to join Dennis Farina, Dustin Hoffman and John Ortiz in the network's horseracing ...
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Dustin Hoffman Finds Luck at HBO

Two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman has been cast as the lead in HBO's drama pilot, Luck, the network announced on Monday.

Luck looks at gambling and the gritty world of... read more

Dennis Farina, John Ortiz Find Luck at HBO

Dennis Farina and John Ortiz are heading to the track: The actors have joined HBO's new horse-racing drama pilot, Luck, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Described as a "provocative look" at horse-racing and gambling, the project focuses on a man recently ...
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