Surviving Jack: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
Surviving Jack

Critics Consensus

Christopher Meloni's comedic chops help sell Surviving Jack's fresh twist on gender roles and the traditional sitcom formula, even if the show falls a little flat in other areas.

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Critic Ratings: 31

89%

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User Ratings: 80

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Air date: Mar 27, 2014

When Jack's wife, Joanne, starts law school, Jack becomes a full-time parent to their teenage son and daughter for the first time.

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Air date: Apr 3, 2014

Jack plans some intense training when Frankie, George and Mikey ask him to coach them for varsity baseball tryouts; the Dunlevy house becomes a hangout spot; Joanne gets involved in Rachel's love life.

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Air date: Apr 10, 2014

Frankie waits for the right moment to ask his crush (Lili Reinhart) to the homecoming dance; Jack makes Rachel drive George to school.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2014

On homecoming night Frankie is disappointed his crush has another date, and Rachel protests a school policy; Jack and Joanne plan a passionate night without the kids.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2014

Frankie introduces his new girlfriend to his mother, who is on pain medication after having surgery; Mikey and George try to retrieve a hidden adult film that ended up in the wrong hands.

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Air date: May 1, 2014

Jack hopes to get Rachel more involved in school by getting her a spot on the wrestling team, much to the chagrin of the coach (Neil Flynn); during their annual mother-son trip, Joanne realizes that Frankie is embarrassed to be seen with her.

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Air date: May 8, 2014

When Frankie has his first taste of alcohol and Rachel wants to go on birth control, Joanne and Jack are left at odds.

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Air date: May 15, 2014

Joanne goes to study in the library and trouble starts when she secretly invites boys; Frankie deals with the school bully.

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Cast & Crew

Christopher Meloni
Jack Dunlevy

Actor
Rachael Harris
Joanne Dunlevy

Actor
Connor Buckley
Frankie Dunlevy

Actor
Claudia Lee
Rachel Dunlevy

Actor
Tyler Foden
Mikey

Actor
Kevin Balmore
George

Actor
Neil Flynn
Guest Star
Thomas Kasp
Guest Star
Bill Lawrence
Executive Producer
Justin Halpern
Executive Producer
Patrick Schumacker
Executive Producer
Jeff Ingold
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Surviving Jack: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Surviving Jack: Season 1

  • May 11, 2020
    I absolutely LOVED this show! Every single person I spoke to about this show loved it. I have no idea why they chose to take it off the air, but I feel like they didn't give the show a chance. Chris Meloni and Rachael Harris were absolutely perfect together and their interactions with the kids was phenomenal. I was so sad when this went off the air.
  • Jan 06, 2018
    It was an amazing show with a great cast and good humor that was canceled before it’s time.
  • Mar 02, 2016
    Loved this show!!! Was very disappointed when it was cancelled.
  • Apr 07, 2015
    This show is an instant classic. It seems like real life being documented. And it has heart to! Christopher Meloni is hilarious! Who knew he could be funny?! Even though it's only 8 episodes (and only 7 aired in the US. and they even marketed the seventh as the season finale!) it is still great, and I have re-watched it several times!
  • Dec 08, 2014
    Laugh out loud type of comedy, wish it was still on and hope to get on DVD
  • Oct 29, 2014
    It is a shame that this show was axed, I always looked forward to seeing my next class in teen parenting!
  • Oct 04, 2014
    This was the best show I've ever seen. You all who say nething bad about it either have never had kids or hate joy. Fox sux. No joke I'm so sick and tired of TV stations playing a few episodes of a show then bam it's gone and fox is hands down the worst. And who is the idiot who puts these shows up against well established shows that have been playing for years.it's like okay we have a great new comedy we're going to put it up against the Big Bang theory that already has 8 million viewers that watch it every single week and we're gonna put this unknown show in the same time slot and expect all the people who love the Big Bang Theory to stop watching it and switch to our show okay are you dumb are you retarded my son who actually is disabled could do a better job at fitting shows into the correct time slot then you idiots over at Fox do. Oh and new gir and the Mindy show oh my God cancel them they r tired just idiotic shows, U kill Happy Endings but keep Mindy who is constantly narrating her own pathetic stupid light and by the way world yeah you don't need to be fat it's not socially excepted bowl she is not socially okay the girl is ugly she's gross and nasty it looks like she baits in butter mean okay have some extra lean on you find I don't care but don't look greasy and gross...you change the time slot of raising Hope and oh wow the viewership goes down G I wonder why because no one knows when it's playing how stupid do you have to be to not figured that one out well Fox you did it again you took a great show slapped it up against a what before American Idol which now everyone thinks is the dumbest show in the world because it is and expect people to actually watch it how stupid are the people at Fox I mean really I want to know I actually want someone to reply to me and answer how come you so stupid you cannot put your TV shows in decent time slots...and for the love of God why can't you give them a chance PLAY them for one full season 24 episodes AT THE VERY LEAST... Give people time to find it and then get accurate numbers...and where the heck do u get ur numbers from anyways cuz I don't know one single person who didn't love this show and if they couldn't watch it on tv they would download or stream online..give it at least a full chance before you cut it not 7 episodes and then one added episode to make us think you're still playing it that was really messed up. And you have this show rated wrong Rotten Tomatoes. I actually did some checking if my own I played this show the first and 7th episode to 100 people all of diff age groups both male and female from 10-15 then 16-20 then 21-30 then 31-40 then 41-50 and oh yes even 51-60 and 61-70 and guess freakin what every single person I showed this to LOVED IT AND LAUGHED THERE BUTTS OFF. THE ONLY ages I know it wouldn't work are under ten to young to even understand but 12 yr olds liked it a lot oddly enough and I didn't check w over 70 didn't know ne1 that old.
  • Jul 31, 2014
    Honestly one of the best sitcoms I've seen in years. Meloni is a sarcastic powerhouse. The soundtrack and attention to detail transported me back to High School in 1991. Such a disappointment that FOX cancelled yet another great show.
  • Jul 15, 2014
    it feels like it has a good intention but something is missing there to complete the great performance that Christopher Meloni gives us. I dont know if the rest of the cast is not in the same level as Meloni or the direction or script have not clear vision.
  • May 16, 2014
    The only reason i was watching FOX.....now i have no reason

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