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Rake: New Greg Kinnear Series Coming to FOX

While many shows are being cancelled this week, FOX has announced four new dramas for the 2013-14 season. One is Rake, which stars Greg Kinnear as a brilliant and charming defense attorney whose personal life it a mess. The legal drama was created by Peter Duncan, the creator of an Australian series of the same name.

Here’s the network’s description and a photo from the pilot:

Rake TV show

RAKE – Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear makes his broadcast television series debut with the bold new legal drama RAKE, from executive producer Peter Tolan and creator/executive producer Peter Duncan, who created the hit Australian series of the same name. RAKE centers on Keegan Deane, one of life’s great addicts, a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one. He takes on the cases that nobody else will touch, ruled by a resolute optimism, belief in justice and dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption — much like himself.

RAKE is produced by Fedora Entertainment and Essential Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd., in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series is created and written by Peter Duncan (creator of the original Australian series). The series is executive-produced by Duncan, Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me,” “Analyze This”), Michael Wimer (“2012″), Richard Roxburgh (“Rake,” “Mission: Impossible II,” “Moulin Rouge”) and Ian Collie (“Rake”). Kinnear and Leslie Tolan (“Rescue Me,” “The Job”) are co-executive producers. Sam Raimi (“Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Spider-Man” franchise) directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.

Other new FOX shows are Almost Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dads, Enlisted, Gang Related, Sleepy Hollow, Surviving Jack,and Us & Them.

What do you think? Does Rake sound like it might be a good show?

 

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Justin Gallego May 10, 2013 at 2:40 am

I watch the show here, and love it. It’s a brilliant show and storyline.

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julie April 18, 2014 at 12:48 am

My husband and I love the show and will be very disappointed if cancelled. Please don’t make the mistake of taking this refreshing show off the air like so many other stations do. Kitchen Nightmares, REALLY? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!! I have my own in my own kitchen. Keep giving us Greg K., he is a riot and very believable. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE, NOW DON’T CANCEL AND MAKE US ALL HAPPY!

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