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  CTV.ca | Jake In Progress
Jake gets caught up in his client's love life when an actress (guest star Mel Harris), known for her romance with a much younger (and more famous) boyfriend (guest star Chris Carmack), confides that she's leaving the guy for someone more age appropriate.
John Stamos returns to television in Jake in Progress, a fast-paced new comedy series about a smooth-as-silk celebrity publicist who tries to spin his professional and his personal life in the best possible light, but doesn't quite always succeed.
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, run by his overbearing boss, Naomi (Wendie Malick), a woman whose disposition isn't improved by the fact that she's a soon-to-be single mom in the final weeks of pregnancy.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/show/CTVShows/1111595976330_107005035   (391 words)

 ABC.com: Jake In Progress
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.
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.
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.
abc.go.com /primetime/jakeinprogress/about.html   (406 words)

 USATODAY.com - Slow-witted 'Progress' goes nowhere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jake In Progress went from being a sitcom version of 24 to a pale, male ripoff of Sex and the City.
Since the title indicates he's a person in progress, we're supposed to believe he means what he says — though none of the dull, bad behavior we see on the screen gives us any reason to think he does.
Jake is shot like a movie rather than in front of a live audience, and as in many such sitcoms (Arrested Development being the hilarious exception), it uses its film look as an excuse not to be funny.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/reviews/2005-03-10-jake-in-progress_x.htm   (493 words)

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 The Seattle Times: Television: "Jake in Progress" a leap forward in network comedy
Jake is the cellphone-flipping apotheosis of slick energy.
In Sunday's opener, Jake's immediate crisis is handling "The Three Gay Amigos" — a finger-snapping, over-the-top lampoon of a certain makeover show (and a recent "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" commercial).
But what would be the ending punchline in a lesser show is just midpoint for "Jake in Progress." From there, things get even crazier and more satisfying as the entire cast of characters converge at a sports bar opening.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/television/2002203425_kay11.html   (1017 words)

 Jake in Progress | PopMatters Television Review
Jake in Progress isn't ABC's first post-Full House attempt to score ratings off Stamos' dimples (he sparred with Melissa George in the stylish but short-lived Thieves), but it is the busiest.
Half the good lines (Jake is called both Chachi and "that guy from Menudo") and most of the necessary info is drowned out by visuals and soundtrack fighting to define the vibe.
Jake." On the off-chance we're not on board yet, moments later, Stamos re-enacts Harrison Ford's shirt-changing scene in Working Girl: mid-conversation with Adrian about the horror of dating hot, vapid models, Jake turns toward the inner windows of his office to find a klatch of women staring with glee at his naked torso.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/j/jake-in-progress-2005.shtml   (1138 words)

 Jake in Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Gomez is Adrian, Jake's old college friend and a cynic on the subject of marriage, at least until a later episode.
Jake is not only aware of his magazine cover looks, but he's also reminded of them constantly by friends of both genders.
For example, Jake leaves his wallet in a cab, which is then found by the next passenger, a seemingly unsavory individual.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000836576   (520 words)

 Jake in Progress TV Series Review and Season Two Preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jake Phillips is a smooth-as-silk celebrity publicist who can put the perfect spin on his clients' lives, but, try as he will, has trouble doing the same for his own personal and professional life.
Jake has to act as intermediary when the performers arrive at the office at the same time.
Jake and a girl (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) with whom he has regular casual sex decide its time to begin a more serious relationship, with hilarous results.
familyscreenscene.allinfoabout.com /tv/jakeinprogress.html   (1466 words)

 Jake in Progress - The TV IV
Jake is a high-powered publicist in New York living every bachelors dream.
However, as Jake lives his fast paced life, he continually finds himself longing for the things he doesn't have.
In each episode, Jake juggles his celebrity clients, his boss and his friends as he searches for love, companionship, and sanity, with hilarious results.
tviv.org /wiki/Jake_in_Progress   (138 words)

 TimesDispatch.com | TV: 'Jake' better with each episode   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As Episode 1 of "Jake in Progress" opens, Jake is seen walking down the street, working his cell phone while eyeing the landscape.
While "Jake in Progress" is full of references to frisky sex and Jake's wandering eye, he's still just a nice guy underneath.
Jake is such a nice guy in spite of himself that, in tomorrow's second episode, he'd rather help his pathetic new friend the performance artist find a lost item in a restaurant than go back to the apartment of a sure thing.
www.timesdispatch.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031781503353   (734 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Jake' tracks the progress of Stamos' real life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When 28-year-old TV writer Austin Winsberg first dreamed up Jake in Progress, a new half-hour comedy about the dating life of a single man in New York, his concept differed dramatically from what will appear on screen.
Jake the banker is now Jake the PR guy who will be seen dating a slew of women.
Jake in Progress began filming its pilot in March 2004 just as the Stamoses were separating.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2005-03-08-jake-in-progress_x.htm   (525 words)

 Jake in Progress News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jake in Progress News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Burt Bacharach, who was honored Thursday with two 2005 Grammy nominations, will stop by the fictional offices of Magnum PR when he guest stars as himself in an episode of Jake in Progress filming this week in...
Christina Radish Stamos lends his charms to the ER John Stamos is taking advantage of the late start for his ABC comedy series Jake in Progress.
rss.topix.net /tv/jake-in-progress   (257 words)

 Give 'Jake' time -- it'll make progress
Sunday, ABC adds a new brother to the gene pool with "Jake in Progress," a sweet John Stamos vehicle that starts out sluggish and unevenly, but grows into its potential in subsequent half-hours.
"Jake in Progress," created by Austin Winsberg, is "Sex" remade from the perspective of the Y chromosome.
Jake Phillips, a New York City celebrity publicist, could and probably will be thought of as a male Samantha Jones, commitment issues and all.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /tv/215423_tv11.html   (1017 words)

 The Austin Chronicle: Screens: TV Eye
Jake in Progress is not Sex and the City.
No, in this handsome wish-fulfillment series, Jake is the alpha male in a group of likable but very flawed men, and one middle-aged, pregnant woman (Malick), who is, at least in the tape I've seen, the most capable of unbridling any man or woman who dares to cross her path.
Instead, Jake gets to play the "pretty one" while the rest in the group flock around him like moths, hoping to drink in some of the glow – and, as I said before, Stamos' Jake is certainly worth drinking in.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2005-03-11/screens_tveye.html   (820 words)

 The New York Times > Arts > Television > TV Weekend | 'Jake in Progress': Soothing Clients, Bungling Dates
Wins-berg, who must have pitched "Jake in Progress" on the strength of his ability to imagine comic twists, has crammed a season's worth of characters, plots and gags into his show's half-hour debut.
Jake Phillips (John Stamos) is swaggering through Midtown, talking ostentatiously on a cellphone, trying to mollify Shane (Evan Parke), a client - an angry action star worried about a media scandal.
Jake's in P.R. He's a flatterer and a conniver, but he's also, in the curious way of publicity people, a stalwart, with a habit of loyalty, organization and deference that persists when he's off the clock.
www.nytimes.com /2005/03/11/arts/television/11tvwk.html?ex=1268283600&en=79c95334ebcd1bea&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (688 words)

 JS Online: Sitcom rut impedes 'Jake's' progress
"Jake in Progress" can't decide whether it wants to be a smart, risk-taking, outside-the-box comedy or a safe, conventional sitcom.
Yet with all that going for it, "Jake" can't resist the pull of the predictable - the joke, the character or the situation that springs not from life but from 50 years of sitcoms.
ABC hopes to hasten "Jake's" progress by airing four episodes this week: the first two in a pair of back-to-back episodes tonight that will replace "Desperate Housewives" for one night only, the third in the series' regular 7 p.m.
www.jsonline.com /enter/tvradio/mar05/308669.asp   (1281 words)

 Zap2it - TV news - 'Jake' Gets Solid Start Before Progressing to Thursdays
ET Sunday (March 13), "Jake" drew 13.9 million viewers for its debut episode, and a solid 5.8 rating among the adults 18-49 demographic advertisers target most heavily.
That would mean that "Jake in Progress" is technically the most-watched comedy premiere to occur during the season.)
On the down side, "Jake," which stars John Stamos as a New York publicist trying to change his one-night-stand life, lost a significant number of viewers from its lead-in, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (18.2 million viewers from 8 to 9 p.m.).
tvnet.com /tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|94127|1|,00.html   (386 words)

 'Jake in Progress' has real comic potential | www.azstarnet.com ®
That concept, which belongs to the show's creator, Austin Winsberg, was scrapped sometime in development, but Winsberg, who must have pitched "Jake in Progress" on the strength of his ability to imagine comic twists, has crammed a season's worth of characters, plots and gags into his show's half-hour debut.
Jake Phillips (John Stamos) is swaggering through Midtown, talking ostentatiously on a cell phone.
"Jake in Progress," finally, is shot with a single camera.
www.azstarnet.com /dailystar/printDS/65202.php   (393 words)

 TV Squad
A mover and shaker PR agent, Jake is trying to quit his womanizing ways and find a more lasting relationship.
Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) is as good as always as Jake's boss Naomi, Rick Hoffman (The $treet) is perfectly cast as Patrick, a depressed David Blaine-type (a running joke in the pilot) and Ian Gomez (Felicity) as Adrian, the vicariously-living miserable and married best friend.
For example, in the pilot Adrian's wife is away and in trying to convince Jake to blow off a date and hang out he says: "No curfew, no guilt from the wifey...No faking an asthma attack to avoid talking about our relationship." Not so funny.
www.tvsquad.com /2005/03/14/jake-in-progress-Eps-101-102   (545 words)

 Jake in Progress TV Show - Jake in Progress Television Show - TV.com
Jake's plans for a romantic evening with Brooke are interrupted by the antics of a child star and Naomi's labor.
Jake in Progress is the best comedy ABC has had yet.
On paper I might have written off Jake in Progress but I got hooked with the first episode.
www.tv.com /jake-in-progress/show/24539/summary.html   (330 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Jake" is fresh, antic and smart, with the former "Full House" star exhibiting a gift for adult romantic comedy while making sport of his image since teenhood as a heartthrob.
The series was originally meant to have Jake settling down from its first week - "basically, `Mad About You,'" Stamos explains.
I said, `Yeah, let him be a guy who's looking to fall in love again.' So it all paralleled my life, and suddenly the show became more personal to me. There are scenes sometimes that hit right to the core.
www.firstcoastnews.com /entertainment/news-article.aspx?storyid=33915   (754 words)

 Jake In Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jake In Progress will return to ABC for it's 2nd season, starting in January 2006.
In the 2nd season, Jake's fiancee Annie has returned (new cast member Charlotte Ross) and Jake's old college friend Mark is also back in his life (new cast member Dondre Whitfield).
Jake's other friends are still there too, including single mom and boss Naomi, best friend Adrian, and former magician friend Patrick, who now works in a bakery.
www.angelfire.com /ny3/johnstamos/jake.html   (188 words)

 Variety.com - 'Jake' ratings in progress
ABC continues to have a tough time with series programming on Thursday, as new comedy "Jake in Progress" opened modestly on its regular night.
According to Nielsen, "Jake in Progress" averaged a 2.2 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 7.03 million viewers overall at 8 o'clock and then a 2.3/6 and 6.64 million with a second original segseg at 8:30.
CBS Sports, meanwhile, is off to a strong start with the NCAA men's basketball tourney, as its coverage on Thursday and Friday netted a 5.0 household rating/11 share in Nielsen's metered-market overnights -- up 4% from last year (4.8/10) and the best two-day average since the Eye began airing full-day coverage in 1991.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117919848   (427 words)

 low culture: 'The Boots Report': Jake in Progress: ABC's Midseason 'Hip' Replacement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jake in Progress stars John Stamos as "Jake Phillips," a likable, fast-talking New York publicist.
But Jake in Progress is also marked by an amazing supporting cast, all of whom have long, illustrious TV careers.
Playing "Jake's boss" is Wendie Malick, who was amazing in Just Shoot Me (and, for fans of obscure TV history, she was also on Dream On with Brian Benben—where's that guy been?).
www.lowculture.com /archives/2005/03/jake_in_progres.html   (1089 words)

 Jake in Progress | tv : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
WHAT TO EXPECT As all the networks struggle to find fresh approaches to comedy, Jake is ABC's first attempt at a single-camera, laugh-track-free sitcom in three years.
The show is, in fact, so different from the rest of ABC's comedy lineup that execs are even considering running it two episodes at a time because the network currently doesn't have a compatible half hour with which to pair it.
Plus, Jake's job as a publicist presents ample opportunity for celeb satire: The first, 13-episode season pokes fun at laddie-magazine models, star-crazed tabloids, plastic-surgery shows, Demi and Ashton, Lindsay and Hilary, and even Harry Potter.
www.ew.com /ew/report/0,6115,1019617_3_0_,00.html   (374 words)

 "Jake" Isn't "Desperate" Enough - Mar 15, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mar 15, 2005, 3:45 PM PT Where TV ratings are concerned, Jake in Progress is a work in progress.
The series was the week's second-most-watched scripted comedy after CBS' Two and a Half Men (ninth place, 17.4 million), and the biggest debuting comedy of the season, if you don't count Joey's brief moment in the sun for NBC in late summer.
Jake in Progress is Stamos' second series since Full House was condemned in 1995.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,16131,00.html   (801 words)

 TeeVee.org: Stamos in Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jake in Progress follows in the footsteps of such brilliant shows as Malcolm in the Middle and Scrubs — to say nothing of such crappy shows as Hidden Hills — in ditching the laugh track and sticking to a drama-style single camera.
Later he confronts Jake in the selfsame apartment; when asked what he’s doing out of his box, he replies, “I have errands, dude.” Patrick may be the Reverend Jim of the show but he’s an original character all the same.
Jake in Progress, in short, may not be the greatest thing since All in the Family, but it is better than okay.
www.teevee.org /archive/2005/03/24   (991 words)

 ABC News: John Stamos Plays Ladies Man on 'Jake'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This undated publicity cast photo, released by ABC, shows John Stamos, bottom, who returns to television in a new comedy series, "Jake In Progress," about a slick celebrity publicist.
NEW YORK Mar 15, 2005 — Consider "Jake in Progress" the latest example of how things can come in threes.
The series was originally meant to have Jake settling down from its first week "basically, `Mad About You,'" Stamos explains.
abcnews.go.com /Entertainment/wireStory?id=581856&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (285 words)

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