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Surviving Jack

Surviving Jack
Genre Comedy
Created by
Based on I Suck at Girls 
by Justin Halpern
Starring
Narrated by Kevin Rahm
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original channel Fox
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release March 27 – May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)
External links
Website

Surviving Jack is an American television comedy series that aired mid-season on Fox as part of the 2013–14 American television season.[1] On May 8, 2013, Fox placed a thirteen-episode order for the single-camera comedy.[2][3][4] The pilot is written by Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, and the series is based on Halpern's autobiographical book I Suck at Girls. On October 25, 2013, the order of episodes was cut to eight, due to scheduling restrictions.[5]

On May 7, 2014, Fox canceled the series after one season, leaving a single episode unaired[6] which later aired in New Zealand on TV2.

Plot

Set in Southern California, in 1991, the series centers on Jack Dunlevy, an ex-military man and no-nonsense guy who becomes a full-time parent when his wife decides to go to law school. He takes an unorthodox approach to keeping his teenagers, Frankie and Rachel, in line.

Cast

Critical reception

Surviving Jack scored 8.5 out of 10 on IMDb and 65 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 24 "generally favorable" reviews.[7] On another review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 68% rating with an average rating of 6.2 out of 10, based on 28 reviews.[8]

Episodes

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References

  1. ^ "FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2013-2014 Season". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rose, Lacey; Goldberg, Lesley (May 8, 2013). "Fox Comedy Series Orders: Chris Meloni Entry, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Enlisted,' 'Us & Them'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 8, 2013). "Fox Orders Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Enlisted, Us & Them and Surviving Jack". TV Guide. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "Fox Picks Up Andy Samberg & Chris Meloni Comedies, 'Us & Them' And 'Enlisted', Almost Doubles New Series Volume". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 25, 2013). "Fox's 'Surviving Jack' Gets Post 'American Idol' Slot, Order Trimmed To 8 Episodes, 'Dads' Expected To Get Back Order". Deadline. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 7, 2013). "'Dads' 'Enlisted' and 'Surviving Jack' Canceled by FOX After First Season". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Surviving Jack Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Surviving Jack: Season 1 (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 

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