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Old 03-27-14, 09:35 PM
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Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread





CHRISTOPHER MELONI RETURNS TO BROADCAST TELEVISION IN THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "SURVIVING JACK" THURSDAY, MARCH 27, ON FOX

Based on Best-Selling Author Justin Halpern's Autobiographical Book, "I Suck at Girls"

Set in the 1990s, SURVIVING JACK is about a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before "coming of age" was something you could Google. JACK DUNLEVY (Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni, "True Blood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), ex-military and an oncologist, is a no-bull kind of guy. But after years of deftly raising and running the family, his wife, JOANNE (Rachael Harris, "Suits," NEW GIRL, "The Hangover"), is starting law school, leaving Jack as a full-time parent for the very first time. Jack's teenage son, FRANKIE (Connor Buckley, "Deception"), is just starting his freshman year in high school. His daughter, RACHEL (Claudia Lee, "Kick-Ass 2," "Hart of Dixie"), is a gorgeous and super-smart 17-year-old high school junior. In addition to disciplining his own children, Jack must look out for Frankie's best friends: GEORGE (Kevin Hernandez, "The Sitter"), an overly confident Mexican-American with a big vocabulary; and MIKEY (newcomer Tyler Foden), a tough kid from a broken home. Don't miss the all-new "Pilot" Series Premiere episode of SURVIVING JACK airing Thursday, March 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (JAC-101) (TV-14 D, L, S)

Cast: Christopher Meloni as Jack Dunlevy; Rachael Harris as Joanne Dunlevy; Connor Buckley as Frankie Dunlevy; Claudia Lee as Rachel Dunlevy; Tyler Foden as Mikey; Kevin Hernandez as George.


Read more: Listings - SURVIVING JACK on FOX | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz2xDVJmtRi

This show has an 8 episode order.

It's from Bill Lawrence, who created Scrubs and Cougar Town

If you don't know who Chris Meloni is, he was the star of Law and Order SVU for 12 seasons.



Here's the trailer:

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Old 03-27-14, 10:18 PM
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

I'll give this a shot, but the commercials have been fucking awful.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

I've seen the promos for this, I sort of don't mind Meloni and it might be interesting seeing him in a way different role but this doesn't look that special to me.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

I like Bill Lawrence, but have my doubts about this. Loved Scrubs, really enjoy Cougar Town, but couldn't get into Ground Floor. Hoping that I am pleasantly surprised...
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

This looks awful...maybe it is, in part, because Meloni can never be anything but that guy in OZ when I look at him...
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

anyone watch this?
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

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anyone watch this?
The wife and I just got done watching it. Wasn't sure if we would like it but we gave it a shot found it entertaining in large part due to Christopher Meloni. I set the dvr for the rest of the series. I have never seen any of the other shows by Bill Lawrence, so I can't compare them to this.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

i saw it too and thought it was, well, not good. just didn't stick with me. had some similar Lawrence elements, but not enough for me. pass.
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I was watching it going "Meloni's just doing Stabler in a sitcom". None of the SVU cases, all of the potential gravitas toned way down.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

Its okay.
The teen boy is weird with that crazy eye thing he has.

I guess the new tv sitcom thing will be this was my childhood types of shows.

This show woukd hvae had music rights issue up the wazzoo if this show was on 20 years ago

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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

Needs more hot daughter.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

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Its okay.

This show woukd hvae had music rights issue up the wazzoo if this show was on 20 years ago
I thought the show was pretty average, the father was too much of an asshole to care about, even with his concern and fatherly advice at the end. Maybe if they tone it down a little it would be better. I might watch a few more episodes.

I thought the music was great. Lots of songs I had not heard in a while. It crossed my mind to save it on the DVR because it will probably never be released on DVD with the original soundtrack. I had visions of selling bootlegs of it on eBay to thousands of fans of the show who would pay anything to get it in its original form, but then I regained my senses and deleted it.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

Didn't realize it aired yet.

I see don't see Meloni as a comedic actor. He's just too intense.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

/\ You should check out Wet Hot American Summer.

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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

I thought it was good, thought the music was good and Meloni scaring the crap out of Mango was hilarious. I'm a huge fan of Scrubs so I'm in til Fox cancels it.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

Originally Posted by Quatermass View Post
I thought the show was pretty average, the father was too much of an asshole to care about, even with his concern and fatherly advice at the end. Maybe if they tone it down a little it would be better. I might watch a few more episodes.

I thought the music was great. Lots of songs I had not heard in a while. It crossed my mind to save it on the DVR because it will probably never be released on DVD with the original soundtrack. I had visions of selling bootlegs of it on eBay to thousands of fans of the show who would pay anything to get it in its original form, but then I regained my senses and deleted it.
I also thought the father was too much of an asshole. I thought the show was ok, but not great.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

Still watching this one, it's a fun little comedy.
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Re: Surviving Jack (FOX) -- S: Chris Meloni -- From Bill Lawrence -- Series Thread

I like the kid, but hate the dad (in ways I don't think the showrunners want you to hate him).
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I like the show a good bit, watch it on Hulu from time to time.
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/\ You should check out Wet Hot American Summer.
He was also funny in the Harold & Kumar movies.
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Officially cancelled.

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