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Surviving Jack: First Look at the New FOX Comedy

FOX has picked up several new shows for the 2013-14 season — including Surviving Jack, a comedy that stars Christopher Meloni and is based on a book by $#*! My Dad Says’ Justin Halpern.

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

SURVIVING JACK (working title) is a new single-camera ensemble comedy based on best-selling author Justin Halpern’s semi-autobiographical book, “I Suck at Girls.” Set in 1990s Southern California, Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni stars as a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before “coming of age” was something you could Google

SURVIVING JACK (wt) is produced by Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Based on best-selling author Justin Halpern’s book, “I Suck at Girls,” the series is created by Halpern (“$#*! My Dad Says”) and Patrick Schumacker (“$#*! My Dad Says”) who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Halpern, Schumacker, Emmy Award nominee Bill Lawrence (“Spin City,” “Scrubs,” “Clone High,” “Cougar Town”) and Jeff Ingold. Victor Nelli (“Scrubs,” “The Bernie Mac Show”) directed the pilot.

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

What do you think? Based on this limited information, will you give Surviving Jack a chance?


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C S. April 5, 2014 at 10:49 am

My husband I can’t wait for Surviving Jack to come on. We laugh so hard we have tears. We loved Christopher Meloni on SVU but we also love him is Surviving Jack. Hysterical show, hysterical cast.


Doreen Smith April 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I LOVED this show!!! My entire family laughed out loud. Can’t wait for the next episode!


Charles Bernstein March 29, 2014 at 9:29 am

I watched Surviving Jack and I was singularly impressed. It was the “Great Santini” with a laugh track; the only missing item was the leather flight jacket. Maybe I have a hard time seeing Meloni in any other character but Elliot Stabler, after all he was on SVU for over 12 years. The show needs to do something to break out of the middle of the pack, and showing a semi-topless daughter in her bed room with her boyfriend isn’t it.


Charles Bernstein March 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

That should read unimpressed ……


Tina March 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I will definetly will watch Surviving Jack! I am a big fan of Christopher Meloni.


Pam March 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Cannot wait to see this show. It looks hilarious.


Kathy Mann March 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm



Jeanette March 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Just saw the commercial for surviving Jack…what a hoot!!! Can hardly type,I’m laughing so hard…I’m a 65 yr old , old lady…can’t wait for this one…tytyty.


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