The Jake Effect

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The Jake Effect
Created by Jonathan Groff
Starring Jason Bateman
Greg Grunberg
Leslie Grossman
Kyle Gass
Patricia Belcher
Nikki Cox
Will Schaub
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 7 (1 unaired)
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 22 minutes
Original channel NBC

The Jake Effect is an American NBC situation comedy starring Jason Bateman, Nikki Cox, and Greg Grunberg. Seven episodes were produced to premiere in midseason of 2002, but NBC cancelled the series before a single episode aired.[1]

In 2006, Bravo started airing the series on the "Brilliant But Cancelled" block.


Jake Galvin (Jason Bateman) is a successful lawyer, who has grown disdainful of his job after his latest successful case allows a client to dump Paradichlorobenzine into the Wabash River. Jake then decides to quit his job and join a program where professionals from other fields become teachers.



  • Pilot
  • Only Connect
  • Flight School
  • Parent Teacher Conference
  • Don't Mess With Sloppy
  • The Jerk Who Came
  • The Intervention (To date this is the only episode that has not been aired)


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