Series / Providence

Providence was an American NBC drama series that ran five seasons from 1999-2002. It centered on Dr. Sydney Hanson, a plastic surgeon who leaves her glamorous practice in Beverly Hills to return to her hometown for her sister's wedding and decides to stay and be closer to her family. It starred Melina Kanakaredes, later of CSI: NY fame, and former M*A*S*H actor Mike Farrell as Syd's father. Syd's brother and sister are also present, and Syd frequently gets visits from her late mother's ghost. NBC fully intended to continue the series in 2002 when it ended for a 'winter finale', but there was no choice but to end it permanently when Kanakaredes decided to leave the series.

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