Jake in Progress

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ABC (ended 2006)

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Jake in Progress
7.9
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Life moves at a non-stop pace for Jake Phillips, a New-York based publicist-to-the-stars who's the key player at Magnum PR Agency. Handsome, incredibly well-dressed, he's on call 24/7 to meet the needs of his A-list clientele. Whether it's a macho action star caught in an embarrassing clinch, an older actress trying to dump her much-younger (and even more famous) boyfriend, or two warring teen divas - Jake is there to spin the facts and control his client's image, a task that often leads him into unexpectedly funny situations. Complicating his work life even further is his boss, Naomi (Malick), a woman in a people profession who frankly can't stand people, and who often uses Jake to act as her go-between when things get too personal with the staff or the clients. The fact that Naomi is an expectant single mom in the difficult final stretch of her first pregnancy doesn't help matters. Brooke (Bowen) is an office temp who doesn't take any of Jake's BS, and she's one of the few women who has ever said "no" to a date with him. But the drama in Jake's professional life has nothing on his personal life, as he strives to find the perfect girl to commit to, once and for all. A one-time player, he's determined to find "the one" woman to settle down with. But that's a little difficult for a guy who's so hard to pin down he can't even commit to a home - he lives out of a hotel. He came close to commitment once, but when his fiancée dumped him flat, it left Jake a little vulnerable. His friend since childhood, Adrian (Gomez), a married dentist living in the suburbs, vicariously enjoys Jake's adventures and offers him a sympathetic ear when things don't go right. Then there's Patrick (Hoffman)... he's a performance artist and David Blaine-wanna-be who crossed Jake's path when Jake dated Patrick's old girlfriend. Jake's been trying to get rid of him ever since, without much luck, and he pops up at the oddest times and most difficult moments in Jake's life.moreless
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  • it is one of those best shows i have ever seen. john stamos is a great actor.it lights me up.

    9.9
    the show is good in a way that it allows you to think that life can be great fun if can bea jake(in progress).it shows the real life that one might dream of in his life.be with the beautiful ladiesand be in a lot of relations as such in this show make it more adorable. the really reflects the goodness that a person like might be enjoying and working his way through his life.i do believe that there is a little bit of jake in every men.i would love to be a john stamos in my life with the ambience of jake in progress.moreless
  • Not as good as Arrested Development, but still two good for network TV.

    7.5
    I\'v only seen the 1st 6 shows , ( i live in australia ), and i\'v already got that sick feeling in my stomach i got when i was 1st watching \"Kitchen Confidential\" because i new it had already been cancelled when i 1st started watching.



    People blame the networks, but really its the american peoples fault for not watching good shows. This is hardly the least deserving show to get cancelled in its 1st season, again, Kitchen Confidential comes to mind, as do alot of animated shows, \"mission hill\", \"the oblongs\" etc, But jake in progress was still certainly better than alot of things on air, or at least that got a longer run.



    The most interesting thing to come out of this show for me was a all new opinion of John Stamos, b4 seeing this i had him pegged as bit of a joke, kinda like Corey Haim or Mr T. (as in whaterver happened to?)moreless
  • Jake in Progress is yet another above average show, that didn't catch on and therefor became the fate of yet another show to get canned before it really even started.

    7.0
    Jake in Progress had quite a lot of potential. It was smart funny, had likeable charecters, and was relativly funny throughout. However not too many people gave it a chance because there were far to many other great shows released in the same month the show premeired. If givent the chance to try again, I think that the show might of been able to succeed. However the show has now been canned and we will never known if the show could of been more than what it is now. Overall an above average show, that could of been something great if it lasted longer.moreless
  • Despite it's meek ratings, J.I.P is a decent show - certainly better than some already running on the little screen these days.

    10
    I'm both saddened and a bit disappointed from the cancellation of Jake In Progress.



    This show was going places, eventually - - and really was In Progress...

    In my humble opinion, the decision to cancel it was premature - John stamos and the rest of the show's wonderful cast were only setting wheels in motion and preparing for a funnier, noisier, and original second season... so why pull the plug after only a single epi?

    Not that I'm a big network manager, but I really don't understand the decision... whay didn't they wait awhile and see if the show would pick up a bit more audience???



    I'm very sad J.I.P is R.I.P...

    Bring it back!!!!!moreless
  • Basic Entertainment

    7.0
    Jake has a charm about it that makes this show really good to watch. It has points that make you smile, and moments that grab your attention.



    However, Jake in Progress is truly a work in progress. It is a show that is fine for entertainment sake, but not one that, I believe, would hold you season to season. Its one of those shows, like Moonlighting, that was fun to watch, generally entertaining and nice to anticipate week to week…but not too missed when it was canceled.



    Jake is a good show, fun and entertaining…. It just lacks...Something...

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