Can the Anti-Hero Work on Network TV?

In my latest BuddyTV article, I look at Rake's struggle in the ratings, and analyze if the anti-hero can work on network television. Network television does have stricter guidelines that make it harder to create gritty and dark dramas, but some of the problems come more from the tired network formula. Check out to see what I think is being done wrong on Rake, and if the anti-hero can ever be properly done on network television.