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Air Date: March 27th, 2014

Network: FOX

Series Summary
When his wife goes back to law school, Jack must adjust to being a full-time parent.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Comedy

Episodes

  • Season 1 - Episode 8 May 15, 2014

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

  • Season 1 - Episode 7 : Parents Just Don't Understand 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.

  • Season 1 - Episode 6 : She Drives Me Crazy 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.

  • Season 1 - Episode 5 : Something to Talk About 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.

  • Season 1 - Episode 4 : Rhythm Is a Dancer 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.

ratings & reviews

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  • Surviving Jack--based on Justin Halpern's memoir I Suck at Girls--distinguishes itself with a terrific turn by Christopher Meloni as the father and a refreshing treatment of gender roles. Show More

  • The pilot is funny, Meloni holds the whole thing together and even the voice over works--despite there needing to be, at the very least, a five season moratorium on that little conceit. Show More

  • Surviving Jack is terrific. Funny and smart, poignant and believable, it is undoubtedly the best new comedy of the season. Show More

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