|What if God was One of Us?
That's what the new CBS drama, "Joan of Arcadia" asks us. I love this show so much. It stars Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenbergen, Amber Tamblyn (of "The Ring"), Jason Ritter (son of the late John Ritter), and Michael Welch.
Cast Pictures: Thanks to JoanofArcadia.com
From the show's official site:
JOAN OF ARCADIA is a drama that follows a typical family facing atypical situations, not the least of which is their teenage daughter's sudden, unexpected conversations with God. A tough but soft-hearted police chief, Will Girardi (Joe Mantegna) is new to the city of Arcadia and dreams of providing a safe haven for his family and his community. An outbreak of serious crime in his idyllic new town challenges Girardi's desire for order, as do the ups-and-downs he faces with his family. Daughter Joan (Amber Tamblyn), an average teenager, has begun acting a little strange. No one knows that it has to do with the unusual way various people keep popping up, introducing themselves as God, and then giving her specific directions to do things, such as get a job. The appearances are hard for her to believe, even more so as she never knows who's going to turn up next. One minute it's a cute boy her own age, the next it's the lunch lady. For now, she's keeping it all a secret. Rounding out the Girardi family are her mother, Helen (Mary Steenburgen), her 15-year-old science-geek brother, Luke (Michael Welch), and her older brother, Kevin (Jason Ritter), a former high-school sports star who is in a wheelchair as a result of a car accident. Unsure of what God wants, and if she's even sane, Joan tentatively begins to follow God's cryptic directives, all the while trying to retain a "normal" teen-aged existence.
The show airs at 8:00pm on CBS.
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