greg kinnear rakeAs it would turn out, Fox is not being patient at all when it comes to Greg Kinnear. In fact, the network has already decided to remove the Thursday night drama to Friday as soon as they can drum up a replacement for the poorly rated series. This would pretty much be the worst treatment any highly-touted freshman program has received from Fox for quite some time as the broadcaster has taken to placating on the hopes that they will do business again.

Needless to say, viewership seems to reflect that the network’s strategy for burning off their midseason anchor is a must financially. The series is coming off a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with lopsided viewership figures north of 3 million, suggesting to us that legal dramas continue to skew much older than that of broadcast’s target demos.

Press Release:

GORDON RAMSAY RETURNS WITH SEASON 12 OF “HELL’S KITCHEN”

AND “American Idol XIII” MOVES TO 9:00 PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, ON FOX

 

RAKE Moves to Fridays at 8:00 PM, Beginning March 14

 

SURVIVING JACK to Air Thursdays at 9:30 PM, Beginning March 27

 

The competition heats up when Chef Gordon Ramsay returns with Season 12 of HELL’S KITCHEN, debuting Thursday, March 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, followed by the American Idol XIII results show (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), which moves to its new time period. In the Season Premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN, Chef Ramsay splits the latest batch of 20 aspiring restaurateurs into two teams, men vs. women, and asks them to present their signature dishes. The winning team gets treated to an exclusive dinner with Ramsay, while the losing team is left behind to scrub down the kitchen.

RAKE moves to Fridays, beginning March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by all-new episodes of ENLISTED(9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and Raising Hope (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Don’t miss an all-new episode of RAKE this Thursday, March 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when Keegan (Greg Kinnear) defends an old friend (guest star Anthony Anderson) from his AA days.

Once the American Idol XIII results shows shift to half-hour episodes on Thursday, March 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), SURVIVING JACK, the new comedy starring Emmy Award nominee Chris Meloni (“True Blood,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) as a man becoming a dad, while his son is becoming a man, will air at 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT.