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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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 Dr. Sydney Hansen (96 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Robbie Hansen (96 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Dr. James Hansen (96 episodes, 1999-2002)
Paula Cale ...
 Joanie Hansen / ... (81 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Lynda Hansen (63 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Heather Tupperman (60 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Izzy Nunez / ... (53 episodes, 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 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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[after their mother's death]
Joanie Hansen: Do you believe in the afterlife?
Sydney Hansen: I barely believe in this life.
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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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Finally a good TV series for that is family oriented without exaggerations! The scenery makes me want to visit Rhode Island!
25 March 1999 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I love the fact that dad, Mike Farrell (MASH) has his clinic in the basement. All those dogs coming in and out is really cute. The younger sister, Joanie, Paula Kyle reminds me of my own baby sister. A little babyish but lovable! The brother Robbie is a nice guy. Hopefully, he will not get addicted to gambling. Dr. Sydney Hansen, played by Melina Kanakaredes, is a beautiful and exotic woman. It is nice to see a woman in such a role. It is also nice to see Leslie Silva playing Dr. Helen Reynolds, breaking some stereotypes there. The mother Linda, Concetta Tomei (China Beach) always showing up in the same outfit is hysterical! I hope the series remains a family type of show. We are enjoying watching it! We loved that show where Joanie ends up using beast milk for her clam chowder recipe.


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