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The Jake Effect 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2003– )
Jake Galvin is a well paid lawyer disillusioned by the unethical cases he defends. Changing careers, he becomes a teacher at a Chicago area high school. Roommate attorney Nick is his sounding board about his new experiences.

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Jonathan Groff
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Series cast summary:
Jason Bateman ...  Jake Galvin 7 episodes, 2006
Greg Grunberg ...  Nick Case 7 episodes, 2006
Leslie Grossman ...  Kimmy Ponder 7 episodes, 2006
Kyle Gass ...  Mr. Seissner 7 episodes, 2006
Nikki Cox ...  Liza Wheeler 7 episodes, 2006
Patricia Belcher ...  Vice Principal Curtis 7 episodes, 2006
Jennifer Jolly Jennifer Jolly ...  Cheerleader 6 episodes, 2006
Will Schaub ...  T.T. Bankhead 4 episodes, 2006
Dylan Neal ...  Robert 2 episodes, 2006
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Jake Galvin is a well paid lawyer disillusioned by the unethical cases he defends. Changing careers, he becomes a teacher at a Chicago area high school. Roommate attorney Nick is his sounding board about his new experiences.

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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This show was scheduled to premiere in early 2003 as a mid-season replacement, but NBC canceled it before it debuted. In 2006, six of the seven episodes were broadcast during a "Brilliant But Canceled" marathon on the NBC-owned Bravo network. See more »

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Real TV material that's not on TV
26 May 2006 | by chris-1724See all my reviews

I couldn't be more upset about a TV show that was canceled. This deserved to be on TV. I also watched all 6 episodes and could not believe how much I was hooked on the characters. Now, we're stuck with no resolution forever.

Jason Bateman does a great job keeping this from becoming a farce, he walks a fine line of comedy. Nikki Cox also does a wonderful job and reminds me of many funny coworkers that I've worked with before. She brings an authenticity to the show.

The show is just hilarious. Laugh out loud hilarious mostly.

A sitcom hasn't made me laugh that hard since the early Friends episodes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Not About Me See more »

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