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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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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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Color
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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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I only wish this show had a chance... it's delightful!
25 May 2006 | by KAnnD86See all my reviews

I watched 6 of the 7 episodes of this show tonight and I have to say this could have been a great series. First of all, it has a terrific cast. Jason Bateman plays Jake, a lawyer turned high school English teacher. Nikki Cox plays Liza, fellow teacher and possible love interest for Jake. Nick is played by Greg Grunberg. He's Jake's best friend and roommate who narrates the show. Together, they make a great team.

While the concept of the show isn't exactly original, it's far from boring. Each episode lets us get to know the characters a little better. The dynamic between Jake and Nick is really cool. They are totally believable as best friends. Their antics are the best part of the show. Episode 6 has to be my favorite. It involves an elaborate prank that is simply hilarious. The narrator really gets to play with the powers of narration. The show seems like it's beginning to hit its stride at that point.

Unfortunately this show was canceled by NBC before even airing. As part of Bravo's 'Brilliant But Cancelled' campaign, viewers are finally getting a chance to see this gem. Jake Effects had a lot of potential. I wish they'd made an entire season. That'd be a real treat. I hope they air the 7th episode soon because I can't get enough of this show.


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