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Chris Meloni is 'Surviving Jack'

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Chris Meloni is a dad who's stepping up his fatherly duties in the new FOX show 'Surviving Jack.'

The former detective on the hit series 'Law & Order SVU' is no longer tracking perps and running around menacingly.

"With my own unique outlook on life I'm trying to steer them in the right direction," said Meloni about his teenage children on the show.

His character plays an oncologist who cuts back his hours at the hospital so his wife can attend law school.

'Surviving Jack' takes place in the 1990s. Capturing that era goes beyond the clothes and cars.

"For me it's the music. I think we got a lot of great soundtracks in there. For me it gives it a lot of fullness," said Meloni.

'Surviving Jack' airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on FOX 5.

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