Axed: Rake (USA), Dads, Enlisted, Surviving Jack.
No surprises here as FOX decides to shut the case on the US version of Rake plus 3 comedies.
It’s a disappointing outcome for the drama, despite our own ABC leading the way in shows recently picked up for international adaptation.
The US version starring Greg Kinnear opened on FOX very modestly despite an American Idol lead-in, before being bumped to Friday, then Saturday nights with a season average of 4.7 million viewers. FOX also swapped with the fourth episode for the premiere. Today the network declined to comment.
Also out are comedies Dads, Enlisted and Surviving Jack.
Deadline notes: “Enlisted and Surviving Jack both received pretty decent reviews, and Surviving Jack gets credit for showing us how good a comedy actor Chris Meloni is. But both were mired by dismal ratings. Neither was given a fair shake by being slotted outside of FOX’s Tuesday comedy block. Surviving Jack ran behind an anemic American Idol — which, even in its heyday, has not been able to successfully launch a comedy series. Enlisted got dealt an even harder hand with a Friday time period where it never had a chance.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter