Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now everyone at the company, including the president, Charles Gracen are oblivious to his dark side. But Joanne Meltzer, the company's security chief looks into his eyes, she sees something sinister.
Last Episode01x05 Healing Aired: Apr. 29, 1996
Joanne and Profit's rivalry comes to a head when Chaz announces that they will both take a lie detector test. Profit tries to mess with Joanne's …
Series Fun Facts
- Entertainment Weekly included Jim Profit in its list of the "16 Ultimate TV Antiheroes" at position #16 in the July 15, 2012 issue.
- SPOILER: Creators David Greenwalt and John McNamara gave details of plot lines from the never-produced second season in the audio commentaries on the Region 1 DVD. These include: Joanne…
[show]SPOILER: Creators David Greenwalt and John McNamara gave details of plot lines from the never-produced second season in the audio commentaries on the Region 1 DVD. These include: Joanne Meltzer dies early in the first episode of the second season while in Ireland looking into Profit's background. The phone booth from which she is calling Sykes is set to explode. There is a bomb planted there by the Irish Republican Army. It was to be revealed later that this was done at the behest of Profit. Jim has stolen the identity of a "real" Jim Profit. The "real" Jim Profit is in a coma after he was drowned by the protagonist Jim Profit. Later on, the protagonist would return to finish killing his alias. Charles "Chaz" Gracen has a heart attack while running on his treadmill due to a mild poison Profit slips into Chaz's water bottle. Profit eventually convinces Chaz that his father (who is the Chairman of G&G's Board of Directors) is trying to kill him. Profit engineers the death of Chaz and Pete Gracen's father to help the two brothers reconcile their differences, eliminate a troublemaker on G&G's Board of Directors, and help tighten Profit's control over G&G. Another storyline involved Profit getting a current Senator drunk to the point of blackout, staging a car accident, and convincing the Senator that he had killed someone. These events probably led into a related storyline where Pete Gracen becomes a Senator himself. Pete and Nora Gracen would have divorced.
- Fox executives requested that the character of Bobbi Stakowski be revised from Profit's biological mother to the slightly less provocative role as Profit's stepmother.