Surviving Jack

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Surviving Jack
GenreComedy
Created by
Based onI Suck at Girls 
by Justin Halpern
Starring
Narrated byKevin Rahm
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runMarch 27 – May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)
External links
Website
 
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Surviving Jack
GenreComedy
Created by
Based onI Suck at Girls 
by Justin Halpern
Starring
Narrated byKevin Rahm
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runMarch 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.[6]

Plot[edit]

Set in 1990s Southern California, 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[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

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[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1"Pilot"Victor Nelli, Jr.Justin Halpern & Patrick SchumackerMarch 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)JAC-1015.15[9]
2"Gonna Make You Sweat"Joe NussbaumJim Brandon & Brian SingletonApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)JAC-1074.53[10]
3"How Do You Talk To An Angel"Ken WhittinghamBill CallahanApril 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)JAC-1034.32[11]
4"Rhythm is a Dancer"Michael McDonaldZack RosenblattApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)JAC-1044.29[12]
5"Something to Talk About"Roger KumbleEmily HellerApril 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)JAC-1063.89[13]
6"She Drives Me Crazy"John PutchCorinne MarshallMay 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)JAC-1083.92[14]
7"Parents Just Don't Understand"Michael WeaverSierra Teller OrnelasMay 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)JAC-1054.00[15]

References[edit]

  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. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 28, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland', 'The Vampire Diaries' & 'Grey's Anatomy Adjusted Up + Final NCAA Basketball Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 4, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Scandal' & 'Hell's Kitchen' Adjusted Up; 'American Idol', 'The Millers', 'The Crazy Ones' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 11, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Community', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Shark Tank', 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'American Idol' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' & 'Elementary ' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 18, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 25, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 2, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' & 'Bad Teacher' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 9, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Black Box' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 

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