Episodes: Eight (hour)
TV show dates: January 6, 2006 — January 20, 2006
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Aidan Quinn, Susanna Thompson, Christian Campbell, Ivan Shaw, Alison Pill, Garret Dillahunt, Dylan Baker, Ellen Burstyn, Christopher R. Bugg, John Driscoll, Jonah Meyerson, Halley Wegryn Gross, Cheryl White, James Rebhorn, Al Whiting, Marco Barricelli, Gail Yudain, Edward M. Kelahan, Fran Bennett, Leven Rambin, Celia Allen, Alana De La Garza, Dan Hedaya, Gillian Jacobs, Laila Robins, Audra Blaser, Robert Clohessy, Anthony Lambert, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Kaija Matiss, and Alice Playten.
TV show description:
This controversial drama follows the life of Episcopal Reverend Daniel Webster (Aidan Quinn) in the fictional small town of Newbury, New York.
Daniel has more than his share of daily challenges with family members like alcoholic wife Judith (Susanna Thompson), 23-year-old gay Republican son Peter (Christian Campbell), 16-year-old rebellious daughter Grace (Alison Pill), and 16-year-old adopted Chinese son Adam (Ivan Shaw) who is dating the daughter of prejudice parishioners. Bishop Beatrice Congreve (Ellen Burstyn) is involved with Daniel’s married father, Bertram Webster (James Rebhorn), a retired bishop who’s dealing with his wife’s Alzheimer’s disease.
With all this, it’s no wonder that Daniel has become addicted to painkillers and frequently seeks advice from a vision of Jesus Christ (Garret Dillahunt) that only he can see.
Episode 8 — Betrayal
Charlie comes to warn Daniel about a money-laundering scheme that is being carried out under the guise of the St. Barnabus endowment. He confirms the priest’s fears that the Mob is involved. Daniel also finds out about the affair between Beatrice and his married father, Bertrum.
First aired: Did not air on NBC.
There hasn’t been any news of plans to revive the show.