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The Jake Effect 

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
Kyle Gass ...  Ceissner 7 episodes, 2006
Nikki Cox ...  Liza Wheeler / ... 7 episodes, 2006
Leslie Grossman ...  Kimmy Ponder 7 episodes, 2006
Patricia Belcher ...  Vice Principal Curtis / ... 7 episodes, 2006
Jennifer Jolly Jennifer Jolly ...  Cheerleader 6 episodes, 2006
Will Schaub ...  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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

25 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Not About Me See more »

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Stereo

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This show was scheduled to premiere in 2003 as a mid-season replacement. But NBC cancelled the show before it even aired. Seven episodes were produced but the did not air until 2006 on NBC's Bravo Network. See more »

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Very enjoyable...no wonder it never hit the air...
26 May 2006 | by toddjobSee all my reviews

I'd be very interested to find out why this show never got on the air when it was actually made. The six episodes are very entertaining, shot with some style, and clever. Wait a sec, this is network television, so I guess that's 3 reasons it didn't make it. It's all becoming clear now! Seriously, Jason Bateman is great in the lead role, and the chemistry with Greg Grunberg (as his best friend) and Nikki Cox (potential love interest) seems evident even in the pilot episode. The interactions between those characters just don't feel forced at all in the six episodes, which is unusual early on in a new show. I think the show would have found better ways to integrate the other characters, particularly Kyle Gass' oddball teacher (who knows, if the show had continued, maybe we would have seen a cameo with the other half of Tenacious D).

I would love to have seen a whole lot more of these characters and dialogue. All in all, "The Jake Effect" was a funny show with a lot of potential, that for whatever reason, didn't get a shot to succeed. Take the opportunity to check it out while you can.


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