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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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Dave G November 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Once again, Fox cancels an absolutely terrific show. The clowns in the drivers seat at Fox display a stunning, if not spectacular lack of good judgement as it applies to shows with excellent production values, intelligent writing, brilliant casting, and great humor in every sense of the word. What are the chances that somehow, some way, Fox can get canceled LOL??? Now that, would be a public service of great value….

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Rebecca November 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Great show with great acting and writing. Guess they’d rather copy talent shows than have a real show on.

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DrTCH November 18, 2014 at 8:24 am

A damn shame this was cancelled…almost as good as its Australian cousin. Fox makes yet another dumb mistake.

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Stacie November 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I loved that show it was really funny gutted it was cancelled

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ajhorn November 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

great show ,on my A list as was utopia, and FOX AXED BOTH OF THEM? guess im out of sync with the world

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Tony November 12, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Rake was the best show I’ve seen on Fox in over a decade. It infuriates me that they cancelled it. Idiots.

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Jason November 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

I thought it was a great show that has now become a casualty of poor strategy by FOX. They didn’t put it on a good night to begin with and moved it 3 times in a seven week span without even marketing the move. Luckily the DVR was set to record “all new episodes” so I didn’t miss any, but I would have. It was thoroughly annoying when I came in from fishing to watch it one Thursday evening and it wasn’t on. What broadcasting group does that to any television series and expects results? Poor marketing, poor strategy, equals cancelled show. A good show at that. Put Rake on any other major network and it succeeds. Put it on FOX, the land of animation, some drab sitcoms, cooking shows, and sports (the only real thing FOX is good at) and it gets cancelled. Simple as that.

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steve November 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I loved this show and looked forward to it weekly. Other than football o Sundays, not much else to watch on Fox.

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Jason November 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm

agreed

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Gemma musiol November 13, 2014 at 9:53 am

Yes Jason, Fox also provides us with biased political rhetoric!

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A Sala November 8, 2014 at 7:35 am

Rake was a great show. Loved everything about it. I was looking forward to a second season. Hate that Fox cancelled the Show. Wish another Network would pick it up.

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