Tonight: Fox Debut’s ‘Rake,’ with Greg Kinnear

Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear will join the growing number of unorthodox TV protagonists when he introduces viewers to criminal attorney Keegan Deane, his lead role on the new Fox series “Rake.” The one hour legal drama premieres tonight at 8 p.m. CT.

“Rake” is created, written, and executive-produced by Peter Duncan, who created the original Australian series. Both chronicle the adventures of the brilliant lawyer who perpetually makes not-so-brilliant lifestyle choices. According to a review in the New York Times, however, the American version is more lighthearted than the original, to better adapt to “American optimism.”