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The Jake Effect is an American 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]

The Jake Effect
Created byJonathan Groff
StarringJason Bateman
Greg Grunberg
Leslie Grossman
Kyle Gass
Patricia Belcher
Nikki Cox
Will Schaub
Composer(s)W.G. Snuffy Walden
Troy Hardy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (1 unaired)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Red Pulley Productions
NBC Studios
Original networkBravo

In 2006, Bravo started airing the series in 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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