For those paying attention, Fox is currently in the bonus stage round of their annual contest “How Many Series Can We Cancel?” and they’ve now officially cut all ties with freshman comedies Dads, Enlisted, and Surviving Jack, along with first-year drama Rake.
90s. Christopher Meloni. Those are just two reasons to watch Surviving Jack on Fox this Thursday night, though not necessarily in that order. While ABC has The Goldbergs to offer us a serving of fond, totally radical 80s nostalgia, packaged as a single camera family comedy, Surviving Jack nudges us into the next decade, when "Schwing" was a thing, LL Cool J was a rapper...
Jack Bauer will live another day on Monday, May 5. Fox finally announced the premiere date of their anticipated event series 24: Live Another Day, along with word that Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski has joined the cast. Fox also announced the premiere dates for their new comedy Surviving Jack and drama Gang Related.
Based on the book by Justin Halpern of $#*! My Dad Says fame, Surviving Jack comes from Halpern and Patrick Schumacker and puts Law & Order: SVU's Christopher Meloni back in a starring role on television, this time for a comedy with a 90s twist on Fox. The single-camera comedy is set in the early 90s in Southern California and has Meloni playing a dad who's taking a more active role in his kids' lives.
Following word of a handful of drama pilots that received series orders at Fox for the 2013-2014 season, comes another batch of series orders at Fox, this time for comedies. Among the pilots going to series at Fox is the cop comedy starring Andy Samberg, and Surviving Jack, which will star Chris Meloni.