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Rake

Rake TV show on FOXNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 23, 2014 — June 27, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Greg Kinnear, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

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TV show description:
A legal drama, based on an Australian series of the same name, this show follows the comedic and chaotic life of a criminal defense lawyer. Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear) is often described as many things but none of them are very flattering.

Brilliant and frustratingly charming, Keegan is one of life’s great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch. Behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption.

He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive elements that plague his own life, such as his overindulgence in women, gambling and other excesses.

Keegan gets a majority of his cases from his best friend since law school, Ben Leon (John Ortiz). Ben’s married to Scarlet (Necar Zadegan), another of Keegan’s old friends. She’s an Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney and quite often Keegan’s opponent in court.

Keegan also has plenty of personal trials and tribulations, including his mounting debt to his bookie and his overlapping liaisons with various women. Melissa “Mikki” Partridge (Bojana Novakovic) is his favorite prostitute and de-facto love interest.

And then there’s his ongoing battle with the IRS. He’s being prosecuted by David Potter (David Harbour), an IRS tax attorney. He looks ten years younger than his age and has been nicknamed “Harry Potter” by Keegan.

Thankfully Keegan has Leanne Zander (Tara Summers), his no-nonsense assistant, to help clean up his messes. His ex-wife, psychologist Maddy (Miranda Otto), begrudgingly acts as his therapist. She’s also the mother of their hormonal son, Finn (Ian Colletti), who displays many of the same tendencies as his father.
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Series Finale

Episode #13 — “Man’s Best Friend”
Keegan defends a close friend and well-respected doctor accused of animal cruelty, Scarlet’s campaign against David Potter takes a nasty turn when information about Mikki’s past gets leaked to the press and Ben gets tied up in a federal investigation when his firm’s finances are questioned.
First aired: April 5, 2014

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What do you think? Do you like the Rake TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Bonnie Clark September 16, 2014 at 8:51 am

This was a terrific show and I really was shocked when it was canceled. Please bring it back!

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Laurie McVicker September 8, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Great show! Need to give it another shot. Sometimes you need to give viewers a chance to find a show and embrace it before you up and cancel it after just six months. Hope the network will reconsider their decision.

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Steve September 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Loved this show. Adult humor at its best. With Fox’s schedule you never knew if it was on or not.

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Anonymous September 3, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I agree with Esther.Todd& Mary!!! Leave the show alone!!!

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Todd brinkmeyer September 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Please bring back RAKE. Da show is great. U left a great ? On the last show @ the end

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Mary September 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

This is a great show. Why would you take it off the air??? Please bring it back!!! I like to be entertained. I’m getting really tired of reality shows!!

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Esther August 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Again, another great show with humor and great story line taken off the air. WHY? This is a great show and one to keep on seeing. The acting is great, the characters are awesome and the lead man is delicious. Get a Grip people! Get the show on the tube!

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