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[08/15/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 15
Updates include: Eddie Izzard among the latest cast in PSN's "Powers"; Miranda Otto scores role on HBO's "Westworld"; and Bex Taylor-Klaus to succeed Amy Forsyth on MTV's "Scream" pilot.

[07/01/14 - 10:50 AM]
"MasterChef," "24: Live Another Day," "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Hell's Kitchen" Lead FOX to Rank No. 2 for the Week Among Adults 18-34
FOX spins the numbers for the week of June 23-29.

[05/21/14 - 03:25 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Sets First Wave of Summer Finales, Including Swan Song for "Rake"
The remaining unaired episode from the Greg Kinnear-led series will premiere Friday, June 27 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/08/14 - 09:06 AM]
USA Network Announces Cast-Contingent Pilot Pick-Up for the Drama Series "Stanistan"
Plus: the network has commissioned the comedy pilot presentation "Difficult People," starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner.

[05/07/14 - 04:00 PM]
FOX Cancels Freshman Trio of "Dads," "Enlisted" & "Surviving Jack"
The network has likewise pulled the plug on its new drama "Rake."

[04/29/14 - 07:14 PM]
FOX Cancels Freshman Drama "Almost Human"
The news comes despite the newcomer being the network's number two drama this season in adults 18-49.

[04/08/14 - 09:58 AM]
FOX Has 4 of the Top 20 Programs Among Adults 18-34
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/01/14 - 10:41 AM]
FOX Bumps "Rake" Once Again, This Time to Saturday Night
Look for back-to-back episodes this coming Saturday, April 5 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/01/14 - 09:11 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 2 for the Week Among Adults 18-34 and No. 4 Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 24-30.

[03/25/14 - 09:48 AM]
FOX's Week Was Highlighted by Strong Performances by "American Idol XIII," "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and "Hell's Kitchen"
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 17-23.

[03/19/14 - 01:31 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Locks in Finale Dates for the 2013-14 Season
Said dates range from "The Following" on Monday, April 28 to "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on Sunday, June 8.

[03/18/14 - 08:57 AM]
For the Week, FOX Ranks No. 2 Among Adults 18-34 and No. 4 Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 10-16.

[03/15/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Tied as the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, March 14.

[03/14/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 14
Updates include: Anthony LaPaglia to lead "Red Zone" at CBS; Josh Lucas joins NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura"; and Melissa George lands lead on Richard LaGravenese's ABC pilot.

[03/11/14 - 10:55 AM]
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Premieres Out of This World, With Total Audience of 40 Million Expected Worldwide
FOX spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 7
Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."

[03/04/14 - 10:21 AM]
FOX's Week Was Propelled by "American Idol XIII," "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Which All Showed Growth Versus the Previous Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 24-March 2.

[03/03/14 - 06:00 PM]
Gordon Ramsay Returns with Season 12 of "Hell's Kitchen" and "American Idol XIII" Moves to 9:00 PM Thursday, March 13, on FOX
Plus: "Rake" moves to Fridays at 8:00/7:00c beginning March 14.

[02/25/14 - 12:41 PM]
FOX Races Past the Competition to Rank No. 1 for the Week Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens with Entertainment Programming and No. 2 Behind the Winter Olympics Coverage
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 17-23.

[02/21/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 21
Updates include: Matt Ryan tapped as "Constantine" at NBC; Ioan Gruffudd to live "Forever" for ABC; and Becki Newton joins "Weird Loners" over at FOX.

[02/19/14 - 11:36 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 2 for Week in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 10-16.

[02/11/14 - 11:06 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 2 for the Week in Adults 18-34 and No. 3 Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 3-9.

[02/04/14 - 11:21 AM]
FOX Scores Touchdown with "Super Bowl XLVIII," Propelling Network Into First Place for the Season Across All Demos
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 27-February 2.

[01/30/14 - 08:13 AM]
FOX Unleashes a Super February Blitz
The network details its February sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[01/28/14 - 10:02 AM]
"Sleepy Hollow" Finale and Tuesday Comedy Gains Drive Strong Week for FOX
FOX spins the numbers for the week of January 20-26.

[01/24/14 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's "The Taste" Is Up by Double Digits and Continues to Beat NBC's Thursday Comedies
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 23.

[01/07/14 - 10:37 AM]
FOX's "Rake" Is Latest Series to Launch with Post-Pilot Episode
Earlier this fall, ABC similarly opted to launch "Super Fun Night" with its second episode.

[11/21/13 - 04:40 PM]
FOX Announces Winter Schedule Changes
Among the changes: "The Following" will now return with a two-night event on Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20.

[10/28/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 28
Updates include: David Arquette to put on a "Happy Face" for Lifetime; Janet Montgomery, Xander Berkeley board WGN America's "Salem"; and Channing Tatum, A&E team for reality project.

[10/27/13 - 08:12 PM]
Video: Watch the First Promo for "Rake," the Bold, New Legal Series, Starring Greg Kinnear
Look for the two-night premiere event Sunday, January 19 and Thursday, January 23 on FOX.

[10/25/13 - 12:02 PM]
FOX Announces Premiere Dates
Highlights include the return of "American Idol" on Wednesday, January 15 and "The Following" on Monday, January 20.

[08/01/13 - 12:40 PM]
FOX at TCA: Reilly on the Future of "Glee," "Idol"
Plus: the network's top executive on "Broadchurch," "The Simpsons," "So You Think You Can Dance" and "The Following."

[06/10/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 10
Updates include: HBO's "The Leftover" lands quartet; Tom Felton joins TNT's "Murder in the First"; and NBC eyes reshoots for "I Am Victor" pilot.

[05/13/13 - 05:02 PM]
FOX 2013-2014 Primetime Series Programming Guide
New additions include "Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey," "Short-Com Comedy Hour" and event series "Billy the Kid."

[05/13/13 - 02:31 PM]
Video: FOX's 2013-14 Season Upfront Trailers
Get your first look at the network's new series coming this fall and beyond.

[05/13/13 - 07:11 AM]
Reilly on "24's" Return, "Glee's" Season Split & More
Plus: the FOX executive on "Gang Related," "American Idol" and "New Girl's" post-Super Bowl berth.

[05/13/13 - 05:00 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2013-2014 Season
It's here: the network details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/08/13 - 06:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 8 - FOX Drama Series Pick Ups
The network has ordered "Almost Human," "Gang Related," "Rake" and "Sleepy Hollow" to series.

[03/19/13 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 19
Updates include: Steve Coogan to lead "Doubt" for ABC; Terry O'Quinn joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and ABC locks in "Once Upon a Time" spin-off.

[03/07/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 7
Updates include: Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith join ABC's "The Returned"; Paige Turco boards "The Hundred" at The CW; and Hope Davis is cast in "The Ordained" at CBS.

[02/12/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 12
Updates include: NBC rolls back "Up All Night" revival; the BBC nixes "The Hour"; and Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Beals and Billy Campbell land pilots.

[02/07/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 7
Updates include: David Walton tapped as lead on NBC's "About a Boy"; Emma Roberts to star in FOX's "Delirium"; and CBS greenlights three more comedy pilots.

[01/22/13 - 06:06 PM]
FOX Orders Pilot for New Drama "Rake" - Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Greg Kinnear to Star in Lead Role
The potential series follows a brilliant, but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer.

[12/11/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 11
Updates include: ABC rescinds "Weird Desk" series order; FOX's "Rake," "I Suck at Girls" begin casting; and Chuck Lorre lands "Mom" pilot at CBS.

[11/14/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 14
Updates include: Bryan Greenberg, Stephanie Sigman to topline USA pilot; Peter Tolan to run FOX's "Rake" import; and David Seidler, Barry Levinson to bring "George Washington" to NBC.

[10/24/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 24
Updates include: Ming-Na Wen boards ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D."; Greg Kinnear-led "Rake" import lands at FOX; and Zach Braff to develop a new comedy at ABC.

[09/28/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 28
Updates include: Miley Cyrus in talks for "Bonnie & Clyde" mini-series; CBS orders "Nerds in Love" comedy pilot; and Jason Katims to bring "About a Boy" to NBC.







RAKE (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/23/14 - 6/27/14
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2013-2014 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/7/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, May 2013) "...Sometimes, finding justice in this world is like looking for a needle in an infinite field of haystacks. So we must have the law as a good fallback position." - Keegan Deane RAKE, a character-driven drama based on the Australian nominee for Best Television Drama series of the same name, follows the comedic and chaotic life of criminal defense lawyer KEEGAN DEANE (Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear, "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Kennedys"). On a single day, Keegan Deane is described as many things. His ex-wife-calls him "unreliable"; his son calls him a "pal"; most judges think he's "an outrage"; the IRS calls him a "defendant"; and to his former dealer, he's simply a "tragic loss." Brilliant, frustratingly charming and with zero filter, Keegan is one of life's great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch, but behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive elements that plague his own life, such as his overindulgence of various excesses, including women and gambling. Keegan gets a majority of his cases from BEN (John Ortiz, "Silver Linings Playbook," "Luck"), his best friend since law school. Ben is married to SCARLET (Necar Zadegan, "Emily Owens, M.D.," "The Event"), another of Keegan's old friends and, as Assistant District Attorney for the city of Los Angeles, quite often his opponent in court. In addition to Keegan's cases within the justice system, the series follows his personal trials and tribulations, including his mounting debt to his bookie and his overlapping liaisons with various women, including MELISSA "MIKKI" PARTRIDGE (Bojana Novakovic, "Edge of Darkness," "Drag Me To Hell"), Keegan's favorite prostitute and de-facto love interest. Also among his predicaments is his ongoing battle with the IRS. But always there to help Keegan clean up his mess is LEANNE ZANDER (Tara Summers, "Ringer," "Damages"), his extremely put-upon, no-nonsense assistant. Meanwhile, Keegan's ex-wife, MADDY (Miranda Otto, "The Starter Wife," "War of the Worlds"), a psychologist by profession, begrudgingly acts as his therapist. She also is the mother of their hormonal son, FINN (Ian Colletti, "Phoebe In Wonderland"), who displays many of the same proclivities as his father. Each morning, Keegan tends to wake up bruised - physically, emotionally, spiritually. Usually it's a combination of them all. Then it's out into the world - onto the battleground of Keegan's day. RAKE is produced by Fedora Entertainment and Essential Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd., in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series is created and written by Peter Duncan (creator of the original Australian series). The series is executive-produced by Duncan, Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me," "Analyze This"), Michael Wimer ("2012"), Richard Roxburgh ("Rake," "Mission: Impossible II," "Moulin Rouge") and Ian Collie ("Rake"). Kinnear and Leslie Tolan ("Rescue Me," "The Job") are co-executive producers. Sam Raimi ("Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spider-Man" franchise) directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bojana Novakovic as Melissa "Mikki" Partridge
· Greg Kinnear as Keegan Deane
· Ian Colletti as Finn Deane
· John Ortiz as Ben
· Miranda Otto as Maddy Deane
· Necar Zadegan as Scarlet
· Tara Summers as Leanne Zander
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Kinnear as CO-EP
· Ian Collie as EP
· Leslie Tolan as CO-EP
· Michael Wimer as EP
· Peter Duncan as CRTR/EP
· Peter Tolan as EP
· Richard Roxburgh as EP
· Sam Raimi as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Essential Media
· Fedora Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television