Providence (TV series)

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Providence
ProvidenceDVDcover.jpg
The Providence Collection DVD box set. Clockwise from top left: Tomei, Peterson, Farrell, Kanakaredes, and Cale.
Formatdrama series
Created byJohn Masius
StarringMelina Kanakaredes
Paula Cale
Seth Peterson
Concetta Tomei
Mike Farrell
Leslie Silva (1999)
Opening theme"In My Life" by
Chantal Kreviazuk
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes96
Production
Running time44 mins.
Production company(s)John Masius Productions
NBC Studios
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runJanuary 8, 1999 – December 20, 2002
 
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Providence
ProvidenceDVDcover.jpg
The Providence Collection DVD box set. Clockwise from top left: Tomei, Peterson, Farrell, Kanakaredes, and Cale.
Formatdrama series
Created byJohn Masius
StarringMelina Kanakaredes
Paula Cale
Seth Peterson
Concetta Tomei
Mike Farrell
Leslie Silva (1999)
Opening theme"In My Life" by
Chantal Kreviazuk
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes96
Production
Running time44 mins.
Production company(s)John Masius Productions
NBC Studios
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runJanuary 8, 1999 – December 20, 2002

Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.

Synopsis[edit]

The show revolves around Dr. Sydney Hansen (played by Kanakaredes), who left her glamorous job in Beverly Hills as a plastic surgeon for the rich, so she could return to her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, and be with her family. Sydney lives with her father Jim, brother Robbie, sister Joanie, and sister's baby Hannah in a large home in suburban Providence that also houses her father's veterinary clinic. Sydney's mother dies in the first episode but continued to appear to Sydney as a spirit, and to offer advice.

The show ends rather abruptly, with a two-part wedding episode. NBC called this Providence's "winter finale," fully expecting to bring it back in the spring or autumn of 2003, but these plans were eventually scrapped when some cast members, including Melina Kanakaredes, opted out of producing a sixth season. Reruns of the show are not currently running.

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Television ratings[edit]

SeasonSeason PremiereSeason FinaleTV SeasonRankingViewers
(in millions)
1stJanuary 8, 1999May 21, 19991999#18[1]13.9[1]
2ndSeptember 24, 1999May 19, 20001999–2000#25[2]13.14[2]
3rdOctober 20, 2000May 18, 20012000–2001#43[3]11.5[3]
4thSeptember 28, 2001May 10, 20022001–2002#36[4]11.4[4]
5thOctober 4, 2002December 20, 20022002#39[5]10.9[5]

Crew[edit]

John Masius created the series. Regular writers include Masius, Mike Kelley, Carol Barbee, Elle Triedman, Robert De Laurentiis, Robert Fresco, Tim Kring, Jennifer M. Johnson, and Ann Lewis Hamilton.

Theme song[edit]

In the United States, the theme song was "In My Life", a cover of the Beatles song performed by Chantal Kreviazuk. Internationally, the theme song was "You Make Me Home", composed by Tim Truman and performed by Angelica Hayden.

International[edit]

Providence has been broadcast internationally by the following stations:

DVD release[edit]

To date, the only DVD release of the series is The Providence Collection (released 2004 by Lions Gate), a collection of the series best episodes from the show's 5-year run featuring 12 episodes on four discs:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TV Winners & Losers: Numbers Racket A Final Tally Of The Season's Show (from Nielsen Media Research)". GeoCities. June 4, 1999. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Top TV Shows For 1999–2000 Season". Variety. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  3. ^ a b "The Bitter End". Entertainment Weekly Published in issue #598 Jun 1, 2001. June 1, 2001. Retrieved January 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "How did your favorite show rate?". USA Today. May 28, 2002. Retrieved January 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Rank And File". Entertainment Weekly Published in issue #713 Jun 6, 2003. June 6, 2003. 

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