Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Canceled Before They Began: The Jake Effect

Jason Bateman was ready to take on Hollywood again. In the early 2000’s, he would star in a cult favorite that would gain attention after its cancellation. That show was called The Jake Effect. Whaaaa??

The Jake Effect featured Jason Bateman as a smart lawyer who ditches it all for a job teaching. NBC had picked up the show for the 2002-2003 season. Only eight episodes were produced when the network lost its interest in the show. The show never aired on network television, but Bravo picked it up after the success of Bateman’s next show- Arrested Development.