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. That includes helping his teenage son Frankie through adolescence.
Here's the official synopsis for the series:
With Oz, Law & Order: SVU and more recently, True Blood among his credits, Meloni's probably better known for serious roles, so a shift to a starring role in a comedy series could be an interesting turn for the actor. While it's a little alarming to note that the setting for this series is more than twenty years ago, the early 90s seems like a great setting for a retro comedy series, particularly for those of us who also came of age during an era of high ponytails and hypercolor t-shirts. Beyond that, it looks like there's a combination of awkward humor on Frankie's side and a dryer approach from Meloni as the practical dad, Jack.
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