Season Premiere Golden Globe Award-winner Jenna Elfman and Golden Globe Award-nominee Thomas Gibson return for a fifth season in the romantic half-hour comedy, "Dharma & Greg." A hit since its first season, the series celebrates the power of love and family to overcome the obstacles in a union of opposites.
This season picks up where the last one left off, with Dharma and Greg at the hospital following their car accident. Along the road to recovery, they are reminded of just how much they depend on each other's strengths to overcome their own weaknesses.
Dharma's unbridled enthusiasm, openness and compassion for all living things helps Greg see the world from a different point of view. Greg, on the other hand, has opened Dharma's eyes to conventional wisdom and provided stability and structure in her life. Now more than ever, he is her rock. "Dharma & Greg" season-premieres with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, September 25 (8 - 9PM, ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Please note. This programme was originally schedule to air September 18. Also, the second episode of "Dharma & Greg" is a One-Time-Only airing in the time period. "What About Joan" will normally air Tuesdays from 8:30-9:00 p.m.
In the first half-hour episode, "Intensive Caring," we learn that the accident has left Dharma with a fractured hip and temporarily confined to a wheelchair. Greg, who fared better, tries to maintain a "structured" approach to Dharma's recovery which, unfortunately for her, doesn't allow for skipping physical therapy appointments in favour of wheelchair-tongue-depressor relay races down the hospital halls. "Intensive Caring" airs from 8:00-8:30 p.m., ET.
In the second half-hour, "With a Little Help from My Friend," Dharma decides that her accident must be a manifestation of the universe shuffling her cosmic deck of cards so that she can help people -- from the hospital, physical therapy, insurance company, etc. -- whom she otherwise wouldn't have met.
Yet while Dharma loves giving help to others, she's not nearly as fond of accepting it for herself, even when she's in a wheelchair. "With a Little Help from My Friend" airs from 8:30-9:00 p.m., ET.
"Dharma & Greg" stars Jenna Elfman as Dharma, Thomas Gibson as Greg, Mimi Kennedy as Abby, Alan Rachins as Larry, Susan Sullivan as Kitty, Mitchell Ryan as Edward and Joel Murray as Pete.
Guest starring in "Intensive Caring" are Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman as George Littlefox, Bob Morrisey as Dr. Coleman and Anne Ramsay as Nancy.
The story was written by Bill Prady with teleplay by Don Foster & David Babcock. Bob Berlinger directs.
Guest starring in "With a Little Help from My Friend" are Shae D'Lyn as Jane, Susan Chuang as Susan, Helen Greenberg as Marci, Anne Ramsay as Nancy, Mitzi McCall as Florence, Romy Rosement as Martha, Terry Rhoads as Kevin, Phill Lewis as Mr. Walden and Scott Adsit as Howard.
The story was written by Bill Prady with teleplay by Rachel Sweet & Susan Beavers. J.D. Lobue directs.
Set in San Francisco, the series, which premiered in September of 1997, was created by Chuck Lorre and Dottie Dartland. It is executive-produced by Bill Prady with Chuck Lorre. Don Foster, Rachel Sweet, Sid Youngers, David Babcock and Randy Cordray are the co-executive producers.
Filmed before a live studio audience, "Dharma & Greg" is a Chuck Lorre Production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.
"Dharma and Greg" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.
This programme carries a TV-PG,D parental guideline.