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Joan of Arcadia 

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A teenage girl is visited by God, disguised as everyday people, and is given assignments and tasks that eventually have a positive outcome on people's lives.

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Barbara Hall
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2005   2004   2003  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Joe Mantegna ...  Will Girardi 45 episodes, 2003-2005
Mary Steenburgen ...  Helen Girardi 45 episodes, 2003-2005
Amber Tamblyn ...  Joan Girardi 45 episodes, 2003-2005
Jason Ritter ...  Kevin Girardi 45 episodes, 2003-2005
Michael Welch ...  Luke Girardi 45 episodes, 2003-2005
Becky Wahlstrom ...  Grace Polk 44 episodes, 2003-2005
Chris Marquette ...  Adam Rove 44 episodes, 2003-2005
Aaron Himelstein ...  Friedman 33 episodes, 2003-2005
Mageina Tovah ...  Glynis Figliola 23 episodes, 2003-2005
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Storyline

Millions of people speak to God. What if God spoke back? Life just got a hell of a lot more confusing for teenage Joan Girardi, who already deals with feeling out of place in her family : her police chief father, her somewhat overbearing mother, her geeky younger brother and former football star older brother, now paralyzed. They'd never believe her if she told them that God is talking to her. Does Joan have a higher purpose on earth, or are these strange conversations just in her head? Written by Ted Weiland

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

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The Girardis live at 2320 Euclid. See more »

Quotes

Joan: I thought we were going with monotheism.
Twin-Girl God: I'm impressed you know what that is.
Joan: Why are you torturing me, And don't say I'm torturing myself.
Twin-Girl God: Sometimes it's hard to believe what you see, so you have to trust the world behind your eyes,
Joan: There's a world behind my eyes? Great, because this one isn't enough trouble.
Twin-Girl God: People manage to believe in me, even though they have no idea what I am, they trust me even in the silence.
Joan: OK. Can you take care of the rash and the barfing? Save the haiku for another time.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High (2005) See more »

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One of Us
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Best show on TV
11 December 2004 | by littlewriter50See all my reviews

It was disheartening to see that the first review was the one negative review in the bunch. When I opened the rest a sigh of relief echoed my quiet office. I think "Joan of Arcadia" is hands down the best show on TV. It has excellent actors, great writing, and each episode is more entertaining or satisfying than the last. This show touches me every time I watch it. The vehicle used is entertaining, the characters are wonderfully written, and a profound message is sent out without ever preaching. Having just been through the most faith-rocking year of my life, the truths illuminated in this series have provided comfort, insight, and peace. With all the faithless programming available, this show is a breath of really fresh air!


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Official Sites:

CBS | SCI-FI Channel | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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