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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  1. L. Clarke says

    Rake was terrific. We looked forward to it every week! Cancelling it was a bad decision. Cancelling Greg Kinnear? Lucky to get him. Should be brought back, if they can get him again!

  2. Sean says

    Rake was fresh, smart, original, and twisted… if FOX would have given the show and it’s INCREDIBLE cast a decent time slot, the show would be a huge share and could carry the network on that evening. Instead, the series was shoved onto Thursday, shelved onto Friday and axed. Put that same show on Sunday Night on HBO and it’s RATINGS MAGIC!!!

  3. says

    Please bring RAKE back, we love Greg….finally a there’s a good tv show, something worth watching, and you go an cancel it!!!!! Our famiily and friends are very disappointed with FOX!!l

  4. Ang says

    so sad Rake has been cancelled. Loved the show, loved Greg
    Kinnear! I think it should come back for a second season.

  5. Dave says

    If any network other than F?x had backed Rake, this terrific show would most certainly have continued. It surely would have caught on had it’s time slot were better managed and produced for a second season, as well as being recognized for it’s originality, character development, and excellent production values. It seems F?x would not recognize a brilliantly written, intelligent and substantive show in any circumstance. The cancellation of Rake by F?x is yet another nod to their endless pursuit of mindless mass appeal, commercially successful, ratings driven broadcasts and is yet another example of shows that fall by the wayside in favor of the vacuous rubbish F?x usually promotes. SOS, HELP!!! HBO, SHOWTIME, SOMEBODY!!!!! Pick this show up and keep it going, and your efforts will get you to the Emmys!!!!

  6. Anonymous says

    Many of the best shows ever aired started out poorly in the ratings and this is one of them. The networks have to understand that the line up of moranic juck they show has turned viewers to other sources for programing and when they do put on something worth watching, it takes time for the right audiance to find it. I watch the Austrailian version. I don’t watch dancing with the stars.

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