Fox tinkered with its schedule today and the result is bad news for relatively new series Rake. The Greg Kinnear drama is being kicked off Thursday night's lawn and will air on Fridays at 8pm beginning on March 14. That essentially spells doom for the series, as if its 0.8 rating in the 18-49 old demographic last Thursday wasn't clear enough.
Rake's malcontent lawyer will be replaced by a malcontent chef in the form of Gordon Ramsay and Hell's Kitchen, which gets the promotion to Thursdays at 8pm. Thursday's American Idol results show will move to 9pm. Rake will get one last shot at a Thursday night this week; March 13 marks the beginning of Fox's new Thursday night.
The premiere of Surviving Jack, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 27 at 8:30pm, is now scheduled for Thursday, March 27 at 9:30pm.
This move also means bad news for Fox's Enlisted, which now faces a future with a lead-in that posted horrible ratings on Thursdays. I'd say it's a safe bet that both Rake and Enlisted will be canceled.
AIRED ON 4/5/2014
Season 1 : Episode 12