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Joan of Arcadia 

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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2005   2004   2003  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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:

Die himmlische Joan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In her DVD commentary for the first season episode "Jump," show creator Barbara Hall explains why Adam usually calls Joan "Jane." Hall says that in Adam's first appearance (in the episode "The Fire and the Wood"), he was still pretending to be a stoner to distance himself from others and protect himself emotionally in the aftermath of his mother's suicide. In service to that ruse, Adam would often pretend to be "out of it" - unable to focus or get simple facts quite correct. Hence, although he knew perfectly well that her name was Joan, he started calling her "Jane" to seem spacey - and it stuck as a joking term of endearment between them. Hall says that one can always tell when Adam is angry at Joan by noting when he uses her real name. Hall also says that this topic is one of the questions about the show she gets asked the most. See more »

Quotes

Joan: And this is supposed to inspire me?
Joan: The Charlie Brown Christmas tree of metaphors?
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Connections

Referenced in Taxi (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

One of Us
Performed by Joan Osborne
(Title Song)
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GREAT SHOW!!!
12 November 2004 | by g_l_fowlerSee all my reviews

I think its a wonderful show that is allowing our youth to bring God back into their lives. It's been too long now that God was "out". I think this show is going to reintroduce religion to our children. It's got a modern twist, but in all it teaches us about decisions, death and how to make our lives and the world around us a better place! I think it's about time for something of this genre to come into the mainstream. The cast is wonderful.

Everyone down to the guest appearances makes this show what it is... Wonderful! Joan seems to struggle a lot with what God asks of her, but this allows us to relate to her, because we all at times struggle with that same thing. I hope this show keeps running for many, many years. I highly recommend it to anyone who want's to feel connected with the world. This is a show to look forward to each week.


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