Joan of Arcadia

A spirited teen gets visits from God, who takes on various human forms to give her `assignments.' Not at all preachy or pretentious, this is a warm family drama with a classy ensemble cast portraying smartly defined characters, including Joan's police-detective dad and her older brother, a paraplegic. It was one of the few successful scripted shows to p (more…)

Season 1, Episode 2 The Fire and the Wood

First Aired: October 3, 2003

Joan heeds God's advice to stop squandering her potential by enrolling in an advanced-placement chemistry class. There, she's partnered with two of the school's biggest underachievers. Elsewhere, Will is frustrated when a murder trail goes cold due to an arson investigator's overly thorough examination of the crime scene; and Helen is eager for Kevin to get a car after he passes his driver's ed test. Kevin: Jason Ritter. Luke: Michael Welch. Det. Michael Daghlian: Erik Palladino.

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  • Premiered: September 26, 2003
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  • Premise: A spirited teen gets visits from God, who takes on various human forms to give her `assignments.' Not at all preachy or pretentious, this is a warm family drama with a classy ensemble cast portraying smartly defined characters, including Joan's police-dete… (more)

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