Wonderland (American TV series)

Wonderland is an American medical drama television series directed by Peter Berg that aired on ABC. It depicted daily life in a mental institution from the perspectives of both the doctors and patients. Only two episodes aired on ABC during its original run, from March 30 to April 6, 2000. DirecTV aired all eight filmed episodes on its channel The 101 Network starting January 14, 2009.[1] In 2014, the entire series was available for free on Hulu (which has since become a subscription service).

Also known asBellevue
GenreMedical drama
Created byPeter Berg
Theme music composerMadonna
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
Production locationsNew York City, New York, United States
Running time50 minutes
Production companies
Original network
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseMarch 30 (2000-03-30) –
April 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)

The show had controversial positions on the mental health crisis and its treatment.[2]

Main castEdit

Main crewEdit


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Peter BergPeter BergMarch 30, 2000 (2000-03-30)
2"20/20 Hindsight"Charles McDougallBonnie MarkApril 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)
3"Spell Check"TBDTBDUnaired
4"The Raw and the Cooked"TBDTBDUnaired
5"Full Moon"TBDTBDUnaired
6"Wilt Chamberlain 3.0"TBDTBDUnaired
7"Personality Plus"TBDTBDUnaired
8"Hello, Goodbye"TBDTBDUnaired


  • Episode 1: 13 million viewers
  • Episode 2: 7.5 million viewers

Incidental musicEdit

The theme song of the show is a simple humming. It is performed by Madonna,[3] although the DirecTV re-airing of the show uses a different theme song (not by Madonna).


  1. ^ Bednarski, P. J. (2008-12-10). "DirecTV's 101 Network to Re-Run 'Wonderland'". www.broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  2. ^ The fictitious character Dr. Robert Banger, M.D., psychiatrist, says this in a show episode:

    When the pressures of modern society become too great for a person, when one's chemical dynamic becomes such that they are unbalanced, that they cease painting within the lines, they come to us. These are the people that society would prefer just go away -- the shadow people. The shadow people that project upon us their shadow and remind us just how tenuous mental health is. Our worst fears. They remind us how easy it can be to slip.

  3. ^ Vanmaele, Bart. "Wonderland". Mad-Eyes.Net. Retrieved December 28, 2014.

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