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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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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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wonderful, quickly forgotten comedy

I thank Bravo from the bottom of my heart for bringing back "the Jake Effect" one of the single greatest sitcoms of all time. I find Kyle Gass' performances consistently hilarious and I don't see how the critically acclaimed series was ever cancelled. Jason Bateman is a gift to the television screen and the dialogue in the series is no less than brilliant. I hate to compare this television show to the would be illustrious career of Tenacious D, but I can not help see the similarities between Kyle's character and he playing himself in all the great Tenacious D appearances. These include but and not contained to: "Tenacious D The Complete Masterworks" and such films as "Saving Silverman" in which Kyle gave an under-appreciated, yet duly noted performance as the magically inclined single man on a quest for the hand of the always lovely Amanda Peete.


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