Episodes: 80 (hour)
TV show dates: June 16, 2002 — September 16, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Anthony Michael Hall, Chris Bruno, Nicole de Boer, John L. Adams, David Ogden Stiers, Bill Mondy, Spencer Achtymichuk, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kristen Dalton, Johanna Olson, Jim Francis, and Michael St. John Smith.
TV show description:
Johnny Smith (Anthony Michael Hall), a teacher in the small town of Heritage, is involved in a serious car accident that leaves him in a six year coma.
When he awakens, he discovers that his fiancee, Sarah Bracknell (Nicole DeBoer), gave birth to their son Johnny “JJ” (Spencer Achtymichuk, later Connor Price) and has since married Sheriff Walt Bannerman (Chris Bruno). Johnny also begins to have visions of past and future events, triggered by physical contact with other people. His doctors attribute this power to Johnny’s mind using a previously unused area of his brain (a “dead zone”) to compensate for areas injured in the accident.
With the help of Sarah, Walt, and physiotherapist Bruce Lewis (John L. Adams), Johnny uses his abilities to help solve crimes and prevent accidents. His efforts are complicated by intermittent visions of apocalyptic events following the future election of unstable Greg Stillson (Sean Patrick Flanery) to Congress.
Other characters include shady Reverend Gene Purdy (David Ogden Stiers); Bangor Daily Times reporter Dana Bright (Kristen Dalton); child psychiatrist Rebecca Caldwell (Sarah Wynter); female psychic Alex Sinclair (Jennifer Finnigan); powerful Stillson backer Malcom Janus (Martin Donovan); and Walt’s deputy, Roscoe (Bill Mondy).