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. Assumptiion 55 says

    Who thinks a show is going to get viewers without advertising? Duh. guess someone didn’t kiss up to the right people and so the show didn’t get promoted. Who rsspects the entertainment industry…..

  2. Marie says

    Rake is a good show, I hope someone brings it back. Good acting and writing is such a rare combination these days.

  3. Ct says

    Loved, LOVED THIS SHOW!! Please bring back and don’t switch the air nights so people can find it TO watch it!!

  4. bill brekke says

    It’s crazy that this was cancelled. It had everything. Not quite as stupid as cancelling Freaks and Geeks but close. Can’t cable pick it up???

  5. Danny Cummings says

    What a shame Rake has been canceled. It’s a great show with deep characters and quality acting. I looked forward to watching it every week. I’ll definitely miss this show.

  6. Mary Pat says

    Rake was done in by its wacko scheduling. What a shame. It was something different with good people doing good acting.

  7. Will says

    The Origional Australian Version of Rake is very good. I think it lost a bit in translation over to the US. Well worth watching if you can get your hands on a copy.

  8. SummerK says

    I loved Rake!!! Not Happy it’s Cancelled! That show is way better than more than half of the shows on tv. Im starting to rethink FOX.

  9. anita says

    It kinda stunk really always looking for something to watch but this was kinda silly.Love Greg though

  10. KQ says

    Rake was awesome. When they kept changing day and time it was a recipe for failure. I had to watch it “On Demand”

  11. Mik says

    Rake is an awesome show. Whitty and well written. I think it is one of the most refreshing new series that I’ve come across in years…..Those executives at FOX are mornons. They needed to market the show as once you watch an episode you just get into it….

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