Stephen King's Dead Zone (2002–2007)
"The Dead Zone" (original title)

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Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is ... See full summary »

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 Johnny Smith (81 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Sarah Bracknell Bannerman (72 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Sheriff Walt Bannerman / ... (69 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Bruce Lewis (65 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Reverend Eugene 'Gene' Purdy (40 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Deputy Roscoe / ... (34 episodes, 2002-2006)
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Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is also newly-engaged to a loving fiancée named Sarah, a fellow teacher he's known since childhood, and is a good son to his widowed mother, who lives nearby. Johnny's life is nearly perfect - until the day his life is interrupted by a near-fatal car crash that leaves him in a deep coma. Six years later, Johnny finally regains consciousness and discovers that life as he once knew it has completely changed. His mother has passed away, and Sarah has gone on to marry someone else - and now has a son. But Johnny himself is also not the same person he once was: he now finds himself in possession of amazing psychic powers which allow him to see into the lives of anyone he touches. Now, as Johnny attempts to reacquaint himself with a life he has been away from for six long years, he must also begin a quest to ... Written by Ronos

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The cane that Johnny uses throughout the series is the same one used by Stu Redman in The Stand (1994) and Andre Linoge in Storm of the Century (1999), just with a different head. See more »

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Johnny's hairstyle changes back and forth several times during the episodes "Wheel of Fortune" and "What It Seems" because of reshoots that were done a year after the initial filming. See more »

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Reverend Purdy: I know this isn't the life you would've chosen. But is the life that has chosen YOU. And you cannot deny the possibility that some other force is guiding you, choosing what you see.
Johnny Smith: Just say his name Reverend, I know you're dying to.
Reverend Purdy: Destiny, Johnny. It is your destiny to help people. I truly believe that.
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One of the better shows on television - but handled poorly by USA network
24 January 2005 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

In a word of cardboard characters and poor writing, The Dead Zone is a joy to watch. I have enjoyed every episode and some episodes have been excellent.

The only tragedy with this series is not with the series itself but with the way USA handles the scheduling and marketing. Most of the time I don't know when the season is going to begin or when the new episodes will air. Scheduling is erratic and promotion is often non existent. Someone in the USA main office must not want this show to succeed. Frankly, it's an amazing testament to the show's appeal that it still is in production despite this utter mismanagement.

USA, please recognize the gem you have in both Monk and The Dead Zone and, at the very least, air them on a regular schedule on which we can rely.


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