Successful Hollywood plastic surgeon Sydney Hansen returns home to Providence, Rhode Island to try to keep her dysfunctional family together with the help of her mother's friendly ghost. She also finds work with the local free clinic.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Melina Kanakaredes ...  Dr. Sydney Hansen 96 episodes, 1999-2002
Seth Peterson ...  Robbie Hansen 96 episodes, 1999-2002
Mike Farrell ...  Dr. James Hansen 96 episodes, 1999-2002
Paula Cale ...  Joanie Hansen 81 episodes, 1999-2002
Concetta Tomei ...  Lynda Hansen 63 episodes, 1999-2002
Dana Daurey ...  Heather Tupperman 60 episodes, 1999-2002
Samaria Graham ...  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 with 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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Syd came home for a saner life. Did we mention she talks to the dead?

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

NBC | Providence Svenska Fansajt

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USA

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English

Release Date:

8 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vain yksi elämä See more »

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| (96 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The town of Providence was founded by statesman Roger Williams in 1636. See more »

Quotes

Sydney Hansen: Robbie's not here yet?
Lynda Hansen: Well, if he wants to live to see his own funeral, he'd better be.
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Referenced in Popular: Promblems (2001) See more »

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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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Your typical heartwarming drama series and the discovery of another beauty Melina Kanakaredes.
22 October 2000 | by Brian-272See all my reviews

NBC has found a nice new hit drama as part of the Friday night lineup and it seems to have once again put NBC back as a major player among the networks. "Providence" a heart-to-heart drama filled with emotions and decisions for real- life situations has viewers feeling amazed. Based in Providence, Rhode Island is Dr. Sydney Hansen(Melina Kanakaredes) who after her mother's death who Kanakaredes character communicates with in flashback manner in every episode when advice is needed, Kanakaredes takes care of her younger sister and small infant along with caring for her stubborn brother and aging father now if that's not enough of a load then the duties as a top female physician should bring poor Sydney down, but never fear her strength and virtue she received from her dead mother journeys her on. NBC must have had the greatest talent scouts or beauty judges out and about their work sure paid off with the discovery of Melina Kanakaredes, I remember the very first episode of "Providence" I watched or perhaps it was the pilot or an advertisement in which a scene that Melina had stripped down to a blue bra and panties "all the oxygen was sucked out of me", she certainly is one of the world's most beautiful women a great discovery for NBC. Believe me you have nothing to lose on a Friday night "Providence" is a great show plus all male viewers and anyone who wants can admire the looks of Melina Kanakaredes.


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