Jake in Progress
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Jake in Progress
Jake in Progress
Created byAustin Winsberg
Theme music composer
  • Mark Kilian
  • David Kitay
  • William Levine
  • Daniel Licht
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes21 (7 unaired)
Executive producers
  • Andrew Green
  • Jeffrey Morton
  • Ari Posner
  • John Stamos
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 13, 2005 (2005-03-13) -
January 9, 2006 (2006-01-09)

Jake in Progress is an American sitcom television series broadcast on ABC from March 13, 2005 to January 9, 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.



The show averaged 5.5 million viewers in its first season and was initially canceled. However, the network reversed course and announced the show would return as the lead-out from a highly anticipated series, Emily's Reasons Why Not. The Jake character was softened somewhat in the second season in an effort to make him more relatable. The first night of the sitcom pairing fared poorly in the ratings;[1] after one week, ABC immediately scheduled a rerun of The Bachelor during the one-hour block for the following week, putting both shows on indefinite hiatus.[2] ABC confirmed on May 13 that Jake had been canceled.


Season 1 (2005)

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
11"Pilot"Michael SpillerAustin WinsbergMarch 13, 2005 (2005-03-13)1AKC79
22"Stand By Your Man"Michael SpillerLinda WallemMarch 13, 2005 (2005-03-13)1AKC05
33"Rivals and Departures"Michael SpillerStephen LloydMarch 17, 2005 (2005-03-17)1AKC03
44"Ubusy?"Michael SpillerJeffrey RichmanMarch 17, 2005 (2005-03-17)1AKC07
55"Sign Language"Lev L. SpiroChris MarcilMarch 24, 2005 (2005-03-24)1AKC02
66"Loose Thread"Peter LauerSam Johnson, Chris Marcil & Austin WinsbergMarch 24, 2005 (2005-03-24)1AKC09
77"Take a Number"Lev L. SpiroSam JohnsonMarch 31, 2005 (2005-03-31)1AKC04
88"Desperate Houseguy"Jeffrey MelmanChris HarrisMarch 31, 2005 (2005-03-31)1AKC06
99"Harpy Birthday"Jeffrey MelmanStephen LloydApril 7, 2005 (2005-04-07)1AKC08
1010"Boys' Night Out"Joe PennellaLinda WallemApril 7, 2005 (2005-04-07)1AKC10
1111"Check, Please"Michael SpillerAustin WinsbergApril 14, 2005 (2005-04-14)1AKC01
1212"Jake or the Fat Man"Gail MancusoChris HarrisApril 21, 2005 (2005-04-21)1AKC11
1313"Henry Porter and the Coitus Interruptus"Michael SpillerAustin WinsbergApril 21, 2005 (2005-04-21)1AKC12

Season 2 (2006)

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
141"The Lying, The Watch and Jake's Wardrobe"Michael SpillerBob Kushell & Austin WinsbergJanuary 9, 2006 (2006-01-09)2AKC01
152"The Annie-dote"Michael SpillerBob Kushell & Austin WinsbergJanuary 16, 2006 (2006-01-16)2AKC02
163"Eyebrow Girl vs. Smirk Face"Paul LazarusKerry EhrinJanuary 23, 2006 (2006-01-23)2AKC03
174"The Hot One"
January 30, 2006 (2006-01-30)2AKC04
185"PB & J"Ken WhittinghamAndrew GreenFebruary 6, 2006 (2006-02-06)2AKC05
196"The Elaine-Elaine"Michael SpillerJeff GreensteinFebruary 13, 2006 (2006-02-13)2AKC06
207"Notting Hell"
February 20, 2006 (2006-02-20)2AKC07
218"The Two Jakes"Victor Nelli, Jr.Jane EspensonFebruary 20, 2006 (2006-02-20)2AKC08


  1. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (2007). TV Year, Volume 1: The Prime Time 2005-2006 Season. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 228. ISBN 1-55783-684-1.
  2. ^ Susman, Gary (2006-01-18). "RIP: TV's midseason casualties". popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved .

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