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Touched by an Angel 

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Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese), and Andrew (John Dye) are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.


John Masius
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Series cast summary:
Roma Downey ...  Monica / ... 211 episodes, 1994-2003
Della Reese ...  Tess 211 episodes, 1994-2003
John Dye ...  Andrew 188 episodes, 1996-2003


Angels are dispatched from heaven to inspire people who are at crossroads in their lives. Monica (Roma Downey), an angel who at times still needs some guidance with her Earthly assignments, reports to Tess (Della Reese), her tough, wise, and always loving supervisor. Joining them is Andrew (John Dye), who, in addition to his duties as the Angel of Death, helps out as a caseworker on various assignments. The angels may not bring answers to every problem, but they always deliver a message of hope. Written by DANIEL

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Drama | Family | Fantasy


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By the time the series ended production for its second season, a spin-off show Promised Land (1996) was already launched. Because the series continued production for a third season, a new crew was hired for production of Promised Land (1996). In the meantime, parts of the pilot were re-written, and two characters from the original pilot were re-cast. Gerald McRaney and Wendy Phillips, who were guest stars on this show, were the first to be cast for the spin-off. Originally, the part of Hattie Greene was played by Peg Phillips; Celeste Holm replaced her in the cast. The part of Nathaniel Greene was also re-cast with Eddie Karr, playing the role in the new version of the pilot and throughout the series. See more »


Tess: Jogging is just walking fast enough to be uncomfortable.
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a very nice show
15 July 2001 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

I think TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL is best described as a like-it-or-hate-it show. Some would be turned away by the message-heavy show, while others would like it for its likeable characters and family-friendly stories. I've never watched it on a weekly basis, but I have seen a good deal of episodes, and I enjoy it. I'm not a very religious person, but I can view it as a pleasant show with a lot of heart, good acting, and good storytelling. Of course, one of the reasons I like it is because of Roma Downey, whose beauty (and that beautiful voice) can make even the most slow-paced episodes enjoyable. There's no car chases or shootouts here, so some episodes do tend to be a little slow, but for those who like it, ultimately rewarding. There's obviously a good amount of chemistry between the three stars, and as I said, the stories are very family-friendly, often dealing with issues everyone can relate to. This is a show parents could feel comfortable with letting their kids watch alone. If today's kids could accept a show with more talk than action. I'm still surprised this show is still on. Shows this simple and nice usually tend to disappear immediately. I bet if the show had debuted within the past two or three years, it would have been gone before the fifth episode probably. I suspect it's got another season or two left. It's had a good run, so I would hope the show ends while it's still a good show.

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Release Date:

21 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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