Surviving Jack

2014, TV Show

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Enlisted Executive Producer Mike Royce on Surviving the Sting of Cancellation

May can be the harshest month for TV fans, as the networks make their annual series orders and renewals for fall. One show that didn't make the cut: Fox's Enlisted. Fox chief operating officer Joe Earley admits to TV Guide Magazine that the network didn't do Enlisted any favors. The show was originally announced for fall 2013, but later shifted to January, launching in a tough Friday night timeslot.

"With Enlisted, we feel really badly, it never got a fair chance, because of scheduling moves that happened around it," Earley says. He confirms that...read more

Fox Sets Enlisted Return Date

Enlisted fans, rejoice! Fox has set a return date for the axed comedy.

Enlisted's final four episodes will air...read more

Fox Boss Talks Revamping Idol, Glee's Final Season, New Year-Round Programming Strategy

American Idol will look a little different when it returns for Season 14, according to Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly.

Acknowledging that Idol is not the ratings juggernaut that it was in its heyday (the performance show has routinely been topped by Survivor this season), Reilly said on a conference call Monday that the reality competition show will get a reduced order when it returns in 2015, going from 50-plus hours of programming to about 37.

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Question: I heard that Fox canceled its freshmen sitcoms Dads, Enlisted and Surviving Jack! While I never watched and didn't care for Dads, I did watch (and loved!) both Enlisted and Surviving Jack. What puzzles me about the cancellations of all of these shows were that their ratings performed with the same numbers that Fox's other sitcoms New Girl, The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, yet those shows all got renewed for another season! Why is it that The Powers That Be at Fox would cancel three shows that had the same low (or modest) ratings as the other three shows that got picked up for another year? It doesn't really make sense with me! - Chris

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Fox Cancels Dads, Enlisted, Surviving Jack and Rake

Freshman comedies Dads, Enlisted and Surviving Jack will not be returning for another tour of duty. Fox has canceled the three series, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Additionally, first-year legal drama Rake has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dads, from executive producer Seth MacFarlane, was maligned by critics and... read more

Ratings: Scandal Hits Finale High; Community, Parenthood Up

No one died in the explosion, but Scandal went out with a huge bang Thursday.

The Season 3 finale drew 10.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the show's most-watched and highest-rated season-ender yet. Scandal finished Season 3 up 39 percent in viewership and 43 percent in the demo. The episode followed Grey's Anatomy (8.1 million, 2.5), which was down a tenth.

Scandal: Who didn't survive the finale?

Four other finales didn't fare as well. The Crazy Ones (5.8 million, 1.5) and ...
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Thursday TV: Meloni Tackles Comedy as Jack

I've barely adjusted to The Goldbergs mining the 1980s for comic nostalgia — seems not that long ago that Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone's empty vault, and that's a subplot in an early April episode — and now comes Fox's Surviving Jack (Thursday, 9:30/8:30c), a coming-of-age family sitcom set in the not-so-distant past of the 1990s. (Can't wait for the arc about Y2K anxiety.)

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Christopher Meloni on Surviving Jack's Tough Father Figure: "He's Not a Mean-Spirited Guy"

He may act like a tough dad and sound like a tough dad, but Surviving Jack star Christopher Meloni wants to make it very clear: his character's bark is far worse than his bite.

"Jack is never mean. He's not a mean-spirited guy," Meloni tells TVGuide.com of his new TV alter ego, husband and strict father of two Jack Dunlevy. "Everyone's antenna is ... read more

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Season 1, Episode 7
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Season 1, Episode 7
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Premiered: March 27, 2014, on FOX
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Premise: An emotionally distant father takes more of an active role in the lives of his two teenage kids when his wife goes back to law school in this comedy set in the 1990s.

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