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.

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
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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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  1. kathy says

    We really loved this show….couldn’t wait to watch it each week. Cannot understand why it was cancelled!!! It was one of the few shows that were worth watching; VERY tired of all of the reality shows!

  2. says

    I really found this program fun to watch–funny, true to life, like some of the previous old time goodies! Was very disappointed it wasn’t continued and other less desirable entertainment was allowed. Melino was just great in that role.

  3. says

    This was one of the best programs put on TV. It was fun to watch, tastefully done, like some of the great old time family comedies. Told my friends to watch it! Was saddened it didn’t return & disappointed other numerous ridiculous programs took presidence.

  4. Elizabeth says

    This was one of the best sitcoms we had watched in a good while and especially for FOX!! They definitely need to bring it back or another network pick it up! They threw the show in at an odd time frame and never advertised for it. Bring it back! HILARIOUS show

  5. luis says

    BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!!!!! especially with some popular shows that ended. this show is needed. has a raw comedy, sort of like modern family. tv stations need to stop pullin the plugs so soon. Seinfeld would have never had a chance if it started today.

  6. Eric says

    I have been waiting so long for this show to air again only to just now find out that it has been cancelled. Sooo disappointed because it really was a great show!

  7. mildred caufield says

    Bring this show back. Loved …Loved it…reminded me so much of my husband. Now deceased. Plus my kids really related to it. They now in their 40’s. Each week they would come over to watch it together. Cancelling this show ruined our family night. Bring it back. …….

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