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Promised Land (tv Series)

Promised Land
Genre Drama
Created by Martha Williamson
Starring Gerald McRaney
Wendy Phillips
Austin O'Brien
Sarah Schaub
Eddie Karr
Celeste Holm
Theme music composer Marc Lichtman
Composer(s) John Batdorf
Ray Colcord
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 68 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Steven Phillip Smith
Martha Williamson
Producer(s) Jon Andersen
Danna Doyle
David Ehrman
Arnold Margolin
William Schmidt
William A. Schwartz
Debbie Smith
Robert J. Visciglia, Jr.
E.F. Wallengren
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Moon Water Productions
CBS Productions
Distributor Americana Entertainment
CBS Television Distribution
Original channel CBS
Original release September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17) – May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)
Related shows Touched by an Angel

Promised Land is an American drama series which aired on CBS from 1996 to 1999. It is a spin-off from another series, Touched by an Angel.


Promised Land features Russell (Gerald McRaney) and Claire Greene (Wendy Phillips) as husband and wife who, with their son Josh (Austin O'Brien), daughter Dinah (Sarah Schaub), and nephew Nathaniel (Eddie Karr), traveled the United States pulling their Airstream trailer. Claire homeschooled the three children. Film veteran Celeste Holm also starred as Hattie, Russell's mother.

Much of the third season was spent in Denver, Colorado, but — much like Touched by an Angel — it was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah.


(Cast members of Touched by an Angel routinely made cameo appearances)

Broadcast History

Tuesday 8 p.m. (season 1)
Thursday 8 p.m. (seasons 2 - 3)


The pilot episode was filmed in the spring of 1996 by the crew of Touched by an Angel at the conclusion of production of the latter's second season. The pilot episode took place primarily in the fictional town of Chickory Creek, Kentucky but the actual location was Springville, Utah.

Because Touched by an Angel continued production for a third season, a new crew was hired for production of the Promised Land series. In the meantime, parts of the pilot episode were re-written and two characters from the original pilot episode were recast. Originally, the part of Hattie Greene was played by Peg Phillips. Celeste Holm replaced her in the cast. The part of Nathaniel Greene was also recast with Eddie Karr playing the role in the new version of the pilot and throughout the series. The newly hired crew of Promised Land spent six days reshooting portions of the pilot episode in July 1996.

The storyline of the series called for the Greene family to travel throughout the United States, so northern Utah served as a stand-in for many states. As was the case with Touched by an

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