Jan. 08, 1999
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Dr. Sydney Hansen, a successful plastic surgeon in Hollywood, returns to her hometown in Providence after the sudden death of her controling mother Lynda, to keep her dyfunctional family together. Lynda, who gives advice from beyond the grave, is helping Sydney to deal with her new career and with her distracted vet father Jim, mixed-up sister Joanie, and brother Robbie, a small-time hustler.


Providence Season 1 (1999)

1x01 1 1x01 Pilot
Dr. Sidney Hansen returns home to Rhode Island From Los Angeles after tragedy strikes.
Jan. 08, 1999
1x02 1 1x02 Home Again
Sydney helps a woman with a bad home life; Joanie names her baby. Kyle reenters Syd's Life.
Jan. 15, 1999
1x03 1 1x03 All Good Dogs Go to Heaven
A dying dog triggers Jim's greif; Syd races to save a teen whoose diagnosis is grave; Joanie gets into a lather after meeting Syd's Soap- Star patient.
Jan. 22, 1999
1x04 1 1x04 Sisters
Syd helps Joanie's friend whose health is as bad as her reputation: Jim and Robbie bust a sick chimp out of the zoo.
Jan. 29, 1999
1x05 1 1x05 Runaway Sydney
Trouble at home & at the clinic causes Syd to pack her bags to return to LA; Jim faces a clingy client.
Feb. 05, 1999
1x06 1 1x06 Tying the Not
Syd's thrilled when Joanie announces that she's marrying Richie, but Lynda plants doubts in Syd's mind weather or not the pair really love each other.
Feb. 12, 1999
1x07 1 1x07 If Memory Serves
Syd's momeries confirm her fears about Jim's mystery lady; Robbie jumps through the hoops for a new lady.
Feb. 19, 1999
1x08 1 1x08 Blind Faith
Syd's hospital job is jeopardized by a surly surgeon-and a blind date who gets struck by lighting; a seeing-eye dog (voice of Jay Leno) opens up to a flu-ridden Jim.
Feb. 26, 1999
1x09 1 1x09 Taste of Providence
Syd helps a stripper leave the business, drawing fire from Dr. Marcus and the dancer's angry lover; Joanie makes a splash at a cooking contest; Robbie gets involved with a bookie.
Mar. 12, 1999
1x10 1 1x10 You Bet Your Life
Syd is staggered by the indecent proposal of an eccentric, elderly but lustful millionaire who offers her cash-starved medical clinic a fortune if she'll spend 48 hours traveling with ...
Mar. 19, 1999
1x11 1 1x11 Pig in Providence
Syd gamely tries to help a young stripper who wants to leave her profession and have her bustline reduced to alleviate a dangerous back problem - but her abusive biker boyfriend may ...
Apr. 02, 1999
1x12 1 1x12 Saint Syd
No good deed goes unpunished. Against her better judgment, Syd can't resist reaching out to help a wayward teenager, but her efforts only complicate the manipulative young woman's relationship ...
Apr. 09, 1999
1x13 1 1x13 Family Tree
A wary Syd tries to do the right thing when she takes in Lilly , a troublesome teenager who is returned by her latest foster parents, but in no time, the lodger's carelessness places ...
Apr. 23, 1999
1x14 1 1x14 Good Fellows
14 A busy Syd helps an injured high school runner (guest star Brian Poth) who is driven to win at any price by his stern coach/father even as she is romanced by the handsome son of ...
Apr. 30, 1999
1x15 1 1x15 Two to Tango
Syd firmly tries to fend off the romantic advances of a handsome businessman (guest star David Lee Smith) whose family is linked to the Mob, and lavish gifts begin to wear her down ...
May. 07, 1999
1x16 1 1x16 Guys and Dolls
Syd and her father clash over her relationship with Paul when it's revealed that the District Attorney's office has begun a criminal investigation into Paul's alleged mob ties. Meanwhile, ...
May. 14, 1999
1x17 1 1x17 Heaven Can Wait
The series closes its first season with an emotional episode revolving around troubled teen Lilly. With Syd and the Hansens, Lilly has found a sense of security. Syd is thrilled when ...
May. 21, 1999
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Season 1 Characters

Dr. Sydney Hansen played by Melina Kanakaredes
Robbie Hansen played by Seth Peterson
Lynda Hansen played by Concetta Tomei
Dr. Helen Reynolds played by Leslie Silva
Dr. James Hansen played by Mike Farrell
Janice 'Joanie' Hansen played by Paula Cale
Patrice played by Toni DeRose
Lily Gallagher played by Nicki Aycox
Heather Tupperman played by Dana Daurey
Kyle Moran played by Tom Verica
Brady Pullman played by Michael Reilly Burke
Nurse played by Mary Kathleen Gordon
Waiter played by Adrian Neil
Dr. David Marcus played by Joe Flanigan
Danielle played by Lori Rom
Paul Rutigliata played by David Lee Smith
Alex Mendoza played by Robert Cicchini
Vincent played by Jay Acovone
Anika played by Margaret Welsh
Cynthia Blake played by Cristine Rose
Richie played by Eric Bruskotter
Kelly played by Mike Kelley
Nurse Denhart played by Helen Eigenberg
Joanie Hansen played by Paula Cale
Father played by Time Winters

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