Joan of Arcadia

Joan of Arcadia

A drama about a typical family, the Girardis, facing atypical situations -- not the least of which is their teenage daughter Joan's sudden, unexpected conversations with God in such random forms as a cute boy, Goth kid, little girl or the school lunch lady. Joan (Amber Tamblyn) must endeavour to balance the natural and supernatural elements of her life, often with little success. This is not the only major problem the family must face as her elder brother Kevin (Jason Ritter) was paralysed from the waist down in a car accident in 2002. As a result, her younger brother Luke (Michael Welch) often feels that his needs are being ignored.

Episode Info

Final: 2x22 -- Something Wicked This Way Comes (Apr/22/2005)

God tells Joan that her last two years were just practice for her greatest challenge, which will be to face off against a mysterious man who, though he also talks to God, has a sinister agenda. Initially, Joan is simply curious about Ryan Hunter, the charming, wealthy and influential man who revealed to her that he also speaks to God, and who rescued Adam from the woods during a storm. However, she soon discovers Ryan's dark side and is alarmed that he's insinuated himself into the lives of her loved ones, who are quick to dismiss Joan's qualms about him.
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
As Will Girardi
Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
As Helen Girardi
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
As Joan Girardi
Jason RitterJason Ritter
As Kevin Girardi
Michael WelchMichael Welch
As Luke Girardi
Chris MarquetteChris Marquette
As Adam Rove (2004-2005)
Becky WahlstromBecky Wahlstrom
As Grace Polk (2004-2005)


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The Place of God in Human SocietyRating: 1 likes, 1 dislikes

One of the most highly intelligent shows ever written about the place of God in human society, shown through the view of a young high school girl, and those of her family as it copes with its own tragedy. Read more

Review posted on Monday, April 27th 2009 at 11:09 am

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Creator: Barbara Hall
Executive Producer: Peter Schindler, Stephen Nathan, James Hayman, Barbara Hall, Randy Anderson
Producer: Tom Garrigus
Co-Producer: Drew Matich, Joy Gregory
Consulting Producer: Hart Hanson
Production Designer: Daniel A. Lomino

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Recurring Guests

Aaron Himelstein as Friedman (33 eps)
Mageina Tovah as Glynis Figliola (23 eps)
Chris Marquette as Adam Rove (22 eps)
Becky Wahlstrom as Grace Polk (22 eps)
Mark Totty as Dt. Carlisle (17 eps)
Patrick Fabian as Gavin Price (16 eps)
Elaine Hendrix as Ms. Lischak (16 eps)
April Grace as Lt. Det. Toni Williams (15 eps)
Derek Morgan as Lt. Roy Roebuck (12 eps)
Annie Potts as Lieutenant Lucy Preston (11 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 26, 2003
Ended: April 22, 2005
• Die himmlische Joan (Used In Germany)
• Joan de Arcadia (Used In Spain)
• Joan z Ark√°die (Used In Slovakia (Slovak Republic))
• Joan z Arkadii (Used In Poland)
• Joanin salaisuus (Used In Finland)
• Le Monde de Joan (Used In France)
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