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Jake in Progress
Genre Comedy
Created by Austin Winsberg
Written by Chris Harris
Bob Kushell
Stephen Lloyd
Chris Marcil
Linda Wallem
Austin Winsberg
Directed by Tamra Davis
Christopher Koch
Peter Lauer
Paul Lazarus
Gail Mancuso
Jeffrey Melman
Victor Nelli, Jr.
Joe Pennella
Michael Spiller
Lev L. Spiro
Ken Whittingham
Starring John Stamos
Wendie Malick
Theme music composer Mark Kilian
Daniel Licht
Composer(s) Mark Kilian
David Kitay
William Levine
Daniel Licht
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21 (7 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Brad Grey
Jeff Richman
Peter Traugott
Austin Winsberg
Producer(s) Andrew Green
Jeffrey Morton
Ari Posner
John Stamos
Editor(s) John Axness
Steve Edwards
Jonathan Posell
Wendy Smith
Cinematography Blake T. Evans
Bruce M. Pasternack
Joe Pennella
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel ABC
Original run March 13, 2005 (2005-03-13) – January 9, 2006 (2006-01-09)

Jake in Progress is an American comedy series broadcast on ABC from 2005 to 2006. Created by Austin Winsberg, the show was originally conceived as a real-time comedy; the first season was to show the first date of Jake and a woman. This was dropped during development, and the show became more conventional and episodic. The first aired episode reflected the original plan, and covering the first half-hour of a date.



The main character is Jake (John Stamos), a New York City publicist-to-the-stars who tries to change his womanizing ways as he tries to find the woman of his dreams. Stamos' co-stars in the show are Naomi (Wendie Malick), Jake's boss at the Magnum PR Agency; Adrian (Ian Gomez), Jake's best friend; and Patrick (Rick Hoffman), the performance artist who always appears at the most inopportune times.


  • John Stamos as Jake Phillips
  • Wendie Malick as Naomi Clark
  • Rick Hoffman as Patrick Van Dorn
  • Ian Gomez as Adrian


Despite only averaging 5.5 million viewers in its first season, the series picked up for a second season. The season two premiere episode aired on January 9, 2006, immediately following the first episode of Emily's Reasons Why Not. Both did poorly in the ratings;[1] ABC immediately scheduled a rerun of The Bachelor during their timeslots for the following week, and put shows on indefinite hiatus.[2] ABC confirmed on May 13 that Jake had been cancelled.


Season 1: 2005

Episode # Name Airdate Production code
1 Pilot March 13, 2005 1AKC01
2 "Stand By Your Man" March 13, 2005 1AKC02
3 "Rivals and Departures" March 17, 2005 1AKC03
4 "Ubusy?" March 17, 2005 1AKC04
5 "Sign Language" March 24, 2005 1AKC05
6 "Loose Thread" March 24, 2005 1AKC06
7 "Take a Number" March 31, 2005 1AKC07
8 "Desperate Houseguy" March 31, 2005 1AKC08
9 "Harpy Birthday" April 7, 2005 1AKC09
10 "Boys' Night Out" April 7, 2005 1AKC10
11 "Check, Please" (2) April 14, 2005 1AKC11
12 "Jake or the Fat Man" April 21, 2005 1AKC12
13 "Henry Porter and the Coitus Interruptus" April 21, 2005 1AKC13

Season 2: 2006

Episode # Name Airdate Production code
14 "The Lying, The Watch and Jake's Wardrobe" January 9, 2006 2AKC01
15 "Eyebrow Girl vs. Smirk Face" Unaired 2AKC02
16 "The Hot One" Unaired 2AKC03
17 "The Annie-dote" Unaired 2AKC04
18 "PB & J" Unaired 2AKC05
19 "The Elaine-Elaine" Unaired 2AKC06
20 "Notting Hell" Unaired 2AKC07
21 "The Two Jakes" Unaired 2AKC08


  1. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (2007). TV Year, Volume 1: The Prime Time 2005-2006 Season. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 228. ISBN 1-557-83684-1.  
  2. ^ Susman, Gary (2006-01-18). "RIP: TV's midseason casualties". Retrieved 2009-05-31.  

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