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.

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.

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

  

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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  1. Dave says

    With all the reality garbage that seems to pass for TV these days, I guess I’m not surprised that a funny, well written and produced program would never survive. Probably explains why I watch re-runs of King of Queens and Raymond most of the time. I still give the networks a chance once in a while when it looks like something promising…only to be disappointed by them when they cancel a good show after one season and continue to run tired out “reality” (read, staged scripted junk TV) year after year.

  2. Karen hukill says

    This was one of the best shows on TV. I am so disappointed that it was cancelled. Please reconsider.

  3. Tom Moran says

    I loved this show. Greg Kinnear was great. This show was different from all of the crap they put on TV. Seriously what do you have in the works that will replace this show. Another reality show? Bring it back!!!!

  4. Kevin says

    OMG!!! Who make these decisions? I am so disappointed! I’ve anxiously waiting on the shows return so I decided to investigate. Wow!!! Another big mistake!

  5. Linda says

    I am soooo very disappointed this show got cancelled! It was great. Kinnear was awesome in the roll of Rake. Please bring it back….sniff

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