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When Jake Green returns to his Kansas small-town home Jericho, where his dad Johnston is mayor, everyone is preoccupied with petty private business and family matters, but that changes drastically after a completely unexpected explosion. It soon becomes clear there has been a nuclear attack, but neither by whom nor on which scale. Suddenly life in Jericho, and as the inhabitants gradually discover all over the disintegrating USA, becomes a more primordial struggle for survival, where unexperienced dangers, primitive as well as technological, have to be weighed against pressing primal needs, such as food, fuel and self-defense against plunderers, invaders and even each-other. Jake, whose private story like that of other main characters slowly becomes disclosed to us, proves extremely resourceful and a smart hero, while his fathers mayoral authority and even that of the only available medical professionals is soon challenged and undermined, criminal potentials are tapped into by circumstances and good people must rise to the daunting occasion assertively or perish. Even when contact is made with neighboring surviving towns, desperate rivalry soon cancels out solidarity.
Joan of Arcadia is a drama that follows a typical family facing atypical situations, not the least of which is their teenage daughters conversations with God. A tough but soft-hearted police detective in Arcadia, Will Girardi ( Joe Mantegna ) dreams of providing a safe haven for his family and community. An outbreak of serious crime in his idyllic new town has challenged Girardis desire for order, as have the ups and downs he faces with his family. Daughter Joan ( Amber Tamblyn ), an average teenager, has been acting a little strange. Most dont know 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, join the debate team or volunteer with children. The appearances are hard for her to believe, even more so as she never knows whos going to turn up next. One minute its a cute boy her own age, the next its the lunch lady or a little girl. Shed been keeping it a secret from everyone, though she has finally revealed it to her artistic and generally sensitive boyfriend, Adam ( Christopher Marquette ), who believes shes been experiencing hallucinations. Rounding out the Girardi family are her art-teacher mother, Helen ( Mary Steenburgen ); her 16-year-old science-geek brother, Luke ( Michael Welch ), and her older, newspaper-writer brother, Kevin ( Jason Ritter ), a former high-school sports star who is in a wheelchair as a result of a car accident. Joans unlikely new best friend is her publicly caustic and rebellious, but privately insightful and supportive classmate, Grace ( Becky Wahlstrom ). Unsure of what God wants--if God exists--and if shes even sane, Joan tentatively follows Gods cryptic directives, all the while trying to retain a normal teenaged existence. Theme Song: " One of Us " Performed by Joan Osborne CBS Broadcast History: September 2003 - May 2005
Nominated for six Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes (including Best Comedy), "Just Shoot Me" is the critically acclaimed ensemble comedy from multiple award-winning writer/producer Steven Levitan. Set in the New York editorial offices of the fictional fashion magazine Blush, "Just Shoot Me" follows the lives of Blushs colorful staff, including Maya Gallo (Laura San Giacomo), a serious journalist who is determined to change the magazines "fluffy" tone despite the efforts of her father, Blush publisher Jack Gallo (George Segal), who remains focused solely on his bottom line and the things he feels women want. Also on staff are beauty and fashion editor Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick), a fast-living, neurotic ex-model; Blushs commitment-phobic, in-house photographer, Elliott DiMauro (Enrico Colantoni), and Jacks wisecracking, power-hungry assistant, Dennis Finch (David Spade). During the 2002-2003 season, "Just Shoot Me" also welcomes Blushs newest hire, Vicki Costa (Rena Sofer), Brooklyn hairstylist who serves as Jacks guru of style and confidante.