Promised Land (CBS 1996-1999, Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips)

This spin-off of Touched By An Angel, stars Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips, Austin O’Brien and Sara Schaub. It is the story of a family who attempt to turn their misfortune into an opportunity to stay on the road together.

After he loses his job, Russell Greene (McRaney) and his wife, Claire (Phillips), together with their son, Joshua (O’Brien), their daughter, Dinah (Schaub), and Russell’s mother, pack up all their belongings in a truck and hit the road in search of work. At their first stop, the Greenes discover that Russell’s unstable brother has abandoned a son, who also joins the family.

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Though the Greenes don’t know where their travels will take them, what they learn about life in America adds wisdom and strength to their own family, as well as to the lives of the people they encounter.

production details
USA | CBS | 70×50 minutes | Broadcast 15 September 1996 – 20 May 1999

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Creator: Martha Williamson

cast
Gerald McRaney as Russell Greene
Wendy Phillips as Claire Greene
Celeste Holm as Hattie Greene
Sarah Schaub as Dinah Greene
Austin O’Brien as Josh Greene
Eddie Karr as Nathaniel Greene
Ossie Davis as Eeasmus Jones
Kathryne Dora as Shamaya Taggert
Richard Thomas as Joe Greene
Ashleigh Norman as Margaret Noteworthy
Eugene Byrd as Lawrence Taggert

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