FOX Cancels 'Dads,' 'Enlisted,' 'Surviving Jack' and 'Rake'


FOX Cancels 'Dads,' 'Enlisted,' and 'Surviving Jack'


As you can now see, cancellation season is officially upon us. Less than a day after handing out a batch of new series orders, FOX has decided to cut ties with three make that FOUR of its freshman comedies, which include Seth MacFarlane’s 'Dads,' 'Enlisted,' 'Surviving Jack' and 'Rake.'

None of these really come as much of a surprise, though we admit to thinking 'Dads' might've had the best shot at another season. But in truth, none of them were doing very well in the ratings department. (Sorry, 'Enlisted,' but it's time to stand down.)

On the plus side, now that Christopher Meloni's free, perhaps he'll think about rejoining his team over at 'Law & Order: SVU.' Please? We hear they just got picked up for another season.

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Additionally, the network has also opted to pass on a few different comedy pilots, such as 'No Place Like Home' (formerly known as 'Here’s Your Damn Family'), 'Fatrick' (from 'Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23‘s Nahnatchka Khan), and 'Dead Boss' (starring '30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski).

Meanwhile, the fates of the network’s 'Sober Companion' and 'Cabot College' comedy pilots are still up in the air.

Those lucky shows that have been saved from the FOX sitcom chopping block include 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' which all received early renewals from the network, as did the popular Kevin Bacon thriller 'The Following.'

- Rake (US)
- Dads (2013)
- Enlisted
- Surviving Jack
- Fatrick
- Dead Boss (US)

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
May 7th, 2014, 4:21 pm

Images courtesy of FOX


Message Posted On May 10th, 2014, 5:12 am
Wow, I really liked Surviving Jack. It's so funny, the way Christopher(Adonis)Meloni plays the father. I love that man but he plays comedy really well. I am so sad about this being axed. I do not watch much network tv except for The Goldberg's(which thankfully is renewed),Grimm, Surviving Jack and L&O s.v.u.(which I like better in reruns and record those)'. The only other shows we watch in our home we do so in reruns and other channels are Family Guy,American Dad and Law and Order:special victims unit. But remember FOX almost lost MILLIONS because at one time cancelled The Family Guy and if they did not fire the person who made that choice then they should of promoted the one in charge of bringing it back. Maybe they will "pull a Family Guy" and bring Surviving Jack back!!!!!! It's the ONLY good thing on television on Thursdays.

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Message Posted On May 9th, 2014, 7:55 pm

Yep, Surviving Jack and Growing Up Fisher were also my favorite new shows this season. It's surprising The Goldberts is making it (which I also liked, but not as much) and the other 2 nostalgia sitcoms are getting the ax.


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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 11:46 pm

Can recommend the original Aussie Rake so very much.


The American adaptation was sadly just sucky :/


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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 7:40 am

So shows that celebrate a Serial Killer and a Nurotic Woman are what the people want to see ??????  BULLSHIT!!!  Bring back the good comedys or piss off.


Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 7:33 am
Surviving Jack was awesome! But perhaps I just think that because it's so damn recognizable, seeing as I was a teenager in the 90's too. I will definitely miss that show. This and "Growing Up Fisher" were my 2 favorite new sitcoms this season. Way funnier than Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is kinda lame most of the time. The only thing I'll miss from Dads is the hot Asian chick. I hope she'll get many more roles in the near future.

Message Posted On May 7th, 2014, 11:47 pm
Enlisted had so much unused potential. Surviving Jack was hilarious and awesome. They will definitely be missed!

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Message Posted On May 7th, 2014, 10:06 pm

Surviving Jack should NOT be canceled. It's too bad good writing is no longer looked upon favorably. This was a show that maybe started out a little shaky but got better and funnier with each episode. Sad.


Message Posted On May 7th, 2014, 7:22 pm
Surviving Jack was great, but unless you were in high school during the time the show was based (me) you probably don't get it, so the axe it gets.

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Message Posted On May 7th, 2014, 6:44 pm

Surviving Jack & Rake cancellations are no surprise at all -- both shows were junk.  Haven't heard of or seen the others...

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