Joan of Arcadia: Season 1 (2003 - 2004)

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Critic Consensus: Joan of Arcadia is a delightfully grounded take on divine intervention, with a plucky Amber Tamblyn shepherding viewers through a probing and thoughtful search for answers to some cosmically confounding questions.

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1
Air date: Sep 26, 2003
2
Air date: Oct 3, 2003
3
Air date: Oct 10, 2003
4
Air date: Oct 17, 2003
5
Air date: Oct 24, 2003
6
Air date: Oct 31, 2003
7
Air date: Nov 7, 2003
8
Air date: Nov 14, 2003
9
Air date: Nov 21, 2003
10
Air date: Dec 5, 2003
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Cast

Joe Mantegna
as Will Girardi
Mary Steenburgen
as Helen Girardi
Amber Tamblyn
as Joan Girardi
Jason Ritter
as Kevin Girardi
Michael Welch
as Luke Girardi
Becky Wahlstrom
as Grace Polk
April Grace
as Det. Toni Williams
Patrick Fabian
as Gavin Price
Erik Palladino
as Det. Michael Daghlian
Elaine Hendrix
as Ms. Lischak
Derek Morgan
as Arson Investigator Roy Roebuck
Kris Lemche
as Cute Boy
Mageina Tovah
as Glynis Figliola
John Getz
as DA Gabe Fellowes
Megeina Tovah
as Glynis Figliola
Morocco Omari
as Principal Chadwick
Russ Tamblyn
as Dog Walker God
Justin Scot
as Officer Eicher
Mitch Longley
as Barry `Bear' Caldwell
Juliette Goglia
as Little Girl/God
Keith Coogan
as Brad Crewson
Kimberly McCullough
as Beth Reinhart
Jeffrey Licon
as Goth Kid God
David Dorfman
as Rocky Tardio
Lyne Odums
as Cafeteria Woman
Shelley Long
as Ms. Candy
Keri Lynn Pratt
as Brianna Matthews
Robert Catrini
as Capt. Hoytt
Richard Gilliland
as Mayor Albert Dunbar
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
as Sgt. Eddie Forsberg
Louise Fletcher
as Eva Garrison
Steven Cole Cragg
as Plumber God
Kathryn Joosten
as Old Lady (God)
John Marshall Jones
as Chessmaster (God)
David Grammer
as Carl Rove
Jared Hillman
as Brian Beaumont
Alex Fernandez
as Bob Crowley
Nate Sushku
as Clay Fisher
Michael Wyle
as French Waiter God
Dan Desmond
as Mr. Paul Driesbach
Corinne Bohrer
as Sylvia Tardio
Michael Lawson
as Steven Zakheim
Susan Sullivan
as Wealthy Woman God
Sarah Aldrich
as Janet Milner
Bradley White
as Ricahrd Girardi
Fred Koehler
as Steve Ramsey
Michael Matera
as Lenny Sams
Candice Azzara
as Housewife (God)
Evan Jones
as Bob Morrisey
Mia Cottet
as Flight Attendant God
Brian Cousins
as Allan Burns
Christian J. Meoli
as Ben Pollack
Jeff Cahill
as Walter Washington
Nelson Mashita
as Gardner God
Hamilton Mitchell
as Tom Campbell
Kevin Symons
as TV Announcer
Robert Emmett Dolan
as Archie Branson
Debbon Ayer
as Denise Washington
Larkin Campbell
as Man in Army Boots
Kara Zediker
as Sara Bonner
John C. Moskoff
as Mr. Petrov
Allan Trautman
as Mr. Poplin
Debra Mooney
as Ruth Washington
Karen Gordon
as Flag Woman
Noah Bean
as Officer Osbourne
Tiffany Dupont
as Drive-Thru Girl (Barbie)
Maricela Ochoa
as Domestic Worker God
Ted Rooney
as Pharmacist God
Corin Amber Norton
as Lynnie Carmichael
David Purdham
as Dr. Calderon
James Martin Kelly
as Sweeper Driver/God
Maurice Sherbanee
as Driving Tester
Brandon Kaplan
as Nerdy Boy God
Erica Hubbard
as Karen Casper
James Edson
as Steve Thompson
Sherri Shepherd
as MVA Clerk God
Dinah Lenney
as FBI Agent Hodgins
Jason Cole
as Harry Reinneman
Joel McKinnon Miller
as Don `Wood Man' Bicke
Daniel Edward Mora
as Deliveryman (God)
Bob Clendenin
as Linesman/God
Jeremy Garrett
as Todd Bainbridge
Lily Knight
as Kathleen Sundberg
Jonathan Banks
as Sheriff Mike Rakowski
Ginna Carter
as Anna Reinneman
Edward Edwards
as Larry `Wharf Rat'
Oliver Muirhead
as Proctor God
Garrett Runck
as Rumpled Boy
Rachel Avery
as Terry Ann Costello
Ana Maria Lagasca
as Preppy Girl
Ronnie Warner
as Street Guitarist God
Andrew Kavovit
as Officer Koczara
Gary Anthony Williams
as Liquor Store Clerk
Jan Devereaux
as Lisa Van Horn
Phill Lewis
as Naval Officer (God)
Scott Damian
as Reporter
Luan Gideonn
as Val Wyatt
William Seymour
as Reverend Dougherty
Dee Nelson
as Mrs. Dorsett
Rob Brownstein
as Marcus Nichols
Trevor Einhorn
as Mascot God
Alex Cole
as Dax Hibbing
Mark Totty
as Det. Carlisle
Fred Stoller
as Pizza Delivery God
Chris Covics
as God on the Radio
Cal Gibson
as Janitor
Tricia Nickell
as Newscaster
Heidi Sulzman
as Nancy Koczara
Bill Camp
as Painter God
Jordan Lee
as Lame-Girl
Thomas Kopache
as Mortician God
Georgette Townson
as Double Dutch Girl God
Billy Mayo
as Desk Sergeant Drake
Roark Critchlow
as TV Anchorperson
David Doty
as Businessman (God)
Mark Arnott
as Henry Sendak
Jane Morris
as Substitute Teacher God
Yonda Davis
as Neighborhood Woman
Avery Clyde
as Intern God
Meredith Monroe
as Michelle Turner
Stefan Umstead
as Raymond Hartzel
Larry Hankin
as Homeless Man God
Noah Fuller
as Kid No. 2
Wendy Phillips
as Brenda Jameson
Mary Gillis
as Waitress
James Avery
as Mayor Edgar Timmons
Chris Hogan
as Sub Sandwich God
Wendy Worthington
as Mailwoman (God)
Diane Delano
as Coach Carol Keady
Mark Grothe
as Voice of God
Lou Richards
as Brianna's Father
Pat Millicano
as Reggie Wommick
Lee Garlington
as Charlotte Bloome
Ben Siegler
as Dr. Rodney Hughes
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Critic Reviews for Joan of Arcadia Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

If the series succeeds, as many impressed TV critics hope, it could be because the chosen Joan displays the right attitude.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It's better, darker, more satisfyingly indirect and consciously architected than either of its overtly spiritualized predecessors.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Entertaining, thoughtful and with enough elements to appeal to virtually every member of a family, "Joan of Arcadia" is television that seems, well, heaven-sent.

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It's alive with everything television so desperately lacks genuine heart, wit devoid of crassness, dramatic situations mirroring so many of our realities that the Girardis sometimes feel more like neighbors than a television family.

Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…

This show brings up the big questions -- who is God? What is our obligation to others? How do we know God's will? And it does all this in a surprisingly unpreachy and non-partisan way.

Nov 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's Joan's voice, skeptical, sensitive, with the spiky wit of a clever outcast who knows she's smarter than the popular kids, that sticks with you.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Viewers laugh. Viewers cry. But most impressively, viewers watch.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The series is a veritable squeezebox of genres. "Joan of Arcadia" is a family drama, a coming-of-age saga of a teenager, a high school drama and a gritty police show, all tossed together with a mix of fantasy and religion.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Joan's communication with the Almighty is the kind of thing you could believe only if it happened to you-and partly because it is, at the same time, credible; you can imagine the things that happen to Joan happening to you.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most appealing parts of Joan is the producers' desire to keep it real.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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