rake-cancelled-renewed-foxEvery day in which Greg Kinnear is going to be less in our screens is a sad day, and now that Fox cancelled Rake, the first time we had him on broadcast TV in a weekly series.

The show followed Kinnear as Keegan Dane, a criminal defense lawyer.
On a single day, Keegan Deane is described as many things – most of which are far from flattering. His ex-wife calls him “unreliable”; to his fellow lawyers he’s “an obstruction”; judges think he’s “an outrage”; the IRS calls him a “defendant”; his bookie says he’s a “pain in the ass”; and to his former dealer, he’s simply a “tragic loss.”

Brilliant and frustratingly charming, Keegan is one of life’s great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch, but behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive elements that plague his own life, such as his overindulgence in women, gambling and other excesses.

Keegan gets a majority of his cases from BEN LEON (John Ortiz, “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Luck”), his best friend since law school. Ben is married to SCARLET (Necar Zadegan, “Emily Owens, M.D.,” “The Event”), another of Keegan’s old friends and, as Assistant District Attorney for the city of Los Angeles, quite often his opponent in court.

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