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Rake: Greg Kinnear TV Show Cancelled by FOX

Rake ratingsFOX has officially cancelled the Rake TV series. The news comes as no surprise and leaves the dark comedy with one episode unaired.

Rake follows a lawyer (Greg Kinnear) who tries to do good but just can’t seem to get beyond his numerous addictions that cause him so much trouble. The cast also includes John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

The show got off to a poor start on Thursday, January 23rd, and the ratings dropped lower in subsequent weeks. After seven episodes, the network sent the series to Friday night where the ratings got much worse — even by Friday night standards. FOX aired two more installments on a Saturday night and has yet to release the final episode.

What do you think? Do you think this show sould have been cancelled? Are you sorry that there won’t be a second season of Rake?

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Lulu Hart December 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm

TV execs don’t give anything a chance. Little if any promotion, so many channels. Lots of iconic shows took a season or more to take off in the 70’s. But they were given a chance to find a fan base. Kinnear was spot on, all the characters had good development and the plots were great! What a shame.

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Paige December 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm

We’ve been waiting for season 2 & finally did a search to find out when it was starting after seeing one if the actors elsewhere. There are very few good dark comedies that aren’t on pay channels. I’m super disappointed to discover that this one is gone.
Anyone one to petition Netflix or Amazon to pick it up?!

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c w wear December 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm

There is so very little humor on tv. Any good humor anyway. It was a travesty that it’s gone!

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