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Surviving Jack

survivingjack09Network: FOX
Episodes: Eight (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: March 27, 2014 — May 15, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Christopher Meloni, Rachael Harris, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee, Kevin Hernandez, and Tyler Foden.

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TV show description:
Set in the 1990s, this single-camera comedy is based on the autobiographical book I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says).

Jack Dunlevy (Christopher Meloni) is an ex-military oncologist who’s also a no-bull kind of guy. He sees little, if any, need to sugar-coat the truth. Jack’s been a typical working dad who left most of the parenting to his stay-at-home wife. But now, his wife Joanne (Rachael Harris) is starting law school and this leaves Jack as a full-time parent for the very first time.

Their teenage son Frankie (Connor Buckley) is just starting his freshman year in high school. He’s quick-witted but unsure of himself and just wants to fly under the radar. But over the summer, he grew 10 inches, threw a no-hitter against a rival team, and started to attract girls. These events started getting him noticed which put him in some awkward situations that he wasn’t ready for.

No matter how embarrassing Frankie’s situations are, Jack is there to pick up the pieces and lead his son to manhood — with the least gentle hand possible. Although Jack may be unorthodox and unfiltered, his intentions are always good however and he’s Frankie’s only resource right now.

Even more confusing to Jack is his daughter, Rachel (Claudia Lee), a gorgeous and super-smart 17-year-old high school junior. Up until now, she’s done everything right. But no longer under the watchful eye of her mother, she has become a handful.

In addition to disciplining his own children, Jack looks out for Frankie’s best friends. George (Kevin Hernandez) is an overly confident Mexican-American with a big vocabulary while Mikey (Tyler Foden) is a tough kid from a broken home.

Only time will tell if Jack’s blunt and unpredictable parenting style will keep his kids out of trouble — or if Joanne will have to put down the law books and step in to keep the family order.

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Surviving Jack TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?


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Anna Lynne October 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Best show!!!! They need to bring it back. There were quite a few times I laughed until I had tears in my eyes!!!!!


April October 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Best SHOW!! Bring it back.


April October 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

This was THE BEST new comedy 1/2 hr series since the Big Bang Theory started and Fox cancelled it!! Unbelievable! Every single person I told to watch this show, loved this show and have asked me when it’s starting again. Fox should really bring this show back! Meloni was hilarious, absolutely hilarious… and the writing was fabulous. It’s a damn shame, a damn shame!


Diane October 20, 2014 at 11:04 pm

One of the best new shows I have seen in a long time!!!!! Funny and great acting!!! Why on earth would you cancel this show? Its straight up great humor and entertainment!! Bring it back!!


April October 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm

TOTALLY AGREE!!!! Ughhh, so frustrating.


Melissa R October 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

OMG!! My sisters and I ABSOLUTLY LOVED this show!! We were so excited to see Christopher Meloni back on the TV!!


Mac October 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Best show on TV. You should renew it


Dixie Rose October 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I LOVED the show. Extremely well written and acted. Christopher Meloni is great a dry comedy. I love it when he throws the kids in the pool. Renew it.


Orlando October 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm

This was one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a long time, good clean dry sense of humor. Bring back Jack…!


rick October 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

One of the best shows last year. Funniest show I’ve seen in a long time. Upsets me it was cancelled.


Kimberly October 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I had to buy a Roku so I could watch the episodes again! The show was modern and hilarious!!! I laughed my ass off and could completely relate to the show. When I visit my brother, we always watch the reruns on his Roku and bust our guts laughing. In addition, the entire cast of the show was absolutely PERFECT!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring this show back!!!!


Leney October 7, 2014 at 1:00 am

This was one of the best and funniest shows on TV…can’t believe that it has been cancelled!!! I hope the network will reconsider!!!


Anonymous October 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm

We feel the same way!!


victor stoecklein October 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Bring back surviving Jack. It was one of the best shows ever. Just like when Family Guy was called back from the dead, this show should be raised from the dead.


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