Providence (1999–2002)

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Dr. Sydney Hansen, a successful plastic surgeon in Hollywood, California, quits her private practice and returns to her hometown in Providence, Rhode Island after the sudden death of her ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Sydney Hansen (96 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Robbie Hansen (96 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Dr. James Hansen (96 episodes, 1999-2002)
Paula Cale ...
 Joanie Hansen / ... (81 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Lynda Hansen (63 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Heather Tupperman (60 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Izzy Nunez / ... (53 episodes, 1999-2002)


Dr. Sydney Hansen, a successful plastic surgeon in Hollywood, California, quits her private practice and returns to her hometown in Providence, Rhode Island after the sudden death of her controlling, demanding mother Lynda, in order to keep her dysfunctional family together which a little help and advice from Lynda who gives advice from beyond the grave in helping Sydney deal with her new career as a doctor for the local free clinic and dealing with her distracted veterinarian father Jim, her mixed-up sister Joanie, and younger brother Robbie, a small-time hustler. Written by Matthew Patay

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8 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vain yksi elämä  »

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The town of Providence was founded by statesman Roger Williams in 1636. See more »


[repeated line]
Joanie Hansen: Oh my hell!
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In My Life
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Chantal Kreviazuk (as opening theme)
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One of the best TV dramas to come along
18 December 1999 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I am so glad I have this show to watch every Friday night. I look forward to it, have my dinner ready at 7:59pm and sit there and experience the travails of the Hansen family. I loved the two hour movie on Thanksgiving, and hope this show is on for a long time. After I watch it, I am so emotionally drained cuz I lived every moment with them, but would gladly sit there and watch ten more episodes! I am looking forward to the day I am older and it lives on in reruns. I absorb every moment and talk about them as if they were friends of mine. I was crying with them when Lily was killed, I was in that car with the Four Musketeers. I lived in Providence for 6 years and long to move back. This show makes that longing even more bittersweet. I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!

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