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Joan of Arcadia Show Facts

Joan of Arcadia stars Amber Tamblyn and Jason Ritter.
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Joan of Arcadia Show Facts - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Does Joan Girardi's conversations with God have you glued to the tube? Find out some fun facts about the hit CBS show Joan of Arcadia and its cast!

What do you get when you have a big, semi-dysfunctional family with a paralyzed brother, a police chief dad and a girl who talks to God? You've got the hit CBS TV show, Joan of Arcadia. Joan of Arcadia is full of funny scenes, quirky characters and some real tear-jerker moments, which is why this show is pulling in viewers. Check out some fun facts about this TV drama and its cast!

Joan of Arcadia - Main Cast

  • Joan Girardi - Amber Tamblyn
  • Kevin Girardi - Jason Ritter
  • Luke Girardi - Michael Welch
  • Will Girardi - Joe Mantegna
  • Helen Girardi - Mary Steenburgen
  • Adam Rove - Christopher Marquette
  • Grace Polk - Becky Wahlstrom
  • Joan of Arcadia - Fun Facts

  • Joan of Arcadia was cancelled after its second season but you can catch all your favorite episodes from season one on DVD.
  • Kevin Girardi, played by Jason Ritter, had hopes of being a pro football player before he was paralyzed in a car wreck. Now, Kevin works at the town newspaper.
  • Although Joan Girardi is 16 years old, actress Amber Tamblyn is really 20.
  • The reason Joan's younger brother, Luke Girardi, (played by Michael Welch) is a smart science kid is because Joan of Arcadia creator, Barbara Hall, wanted to show that science and spirituality can coexist.
  • The theme song for the TV show Joan of Arcadia is a condensed remake of the hit 1996 tune What If God Was One of Us by Joan Osborne. For the CBS TV series, Joan Osborne re-recorded the song and altered the lyrics and beats to go with the opening scenes and credits.
  • Before starring as Joan Girardi in Joan of Arcadia, actress Amber Tamblyn played Emily Quartermaine on the ABC soap opera General Hospital from 1995 until 2001. You can also catch Amber in the flick The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants out on DVD!
  • Joan of Arcadia - Quotes

    "Just because I speak doesn't mean that anyone will listen." - God.

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    It's me Joan

    Joan of Arcadia - Season One DVD

    Your fave CBS drama, Joan of Arcadia, is now available on DVD. That's the entire first season, which introduced you to Joan and the rest of the Girardi family. Join Joan on her search to have life make sense - it's a complicated journey, but there are a ton of worthwhile lessons along the way.
    Joan of Arcadia Season One DVD Rating:4

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