Wonderland (American TV series)
Wonderland is an American medical drama television series directed by Peter Berg was 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 episodes on its channel The 101 Network starting January 14, 2009. In 2014, the entire series was available for free on Hulu (which has since become a subscription service).
|Also known as||Bellevue|
|Created by||Peter Berg|
|Theme music composer||Madonna|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||2 (6 unaired)|
|Production locations||New York City, New York, United States|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||March 30 –|
April 6, 2000
The show had many controversial positions on the mental health crisis and its treatment.
- Ted Levine .... Dr. Robert Banger (8 episodes, 2000)
- Michelle Forbes .... Dr. Lyla Garrity (8 episodes, 2000)
- Michael Jai White .... Dr. Derrick Hatcher (7 episodes, 2000)
- Billy Burke .... Dr. Abe Matthews (8 episodes, 2000)
- Martin Donovan .... Dr. Neil Harrison (8 episodes, 2000)
- Joelle Carter .... Dr. Heather Miles (6 episodes, 2000)
- Patricia Clarkson ... Tammy Banger (8 episodes, 2000)
- Peter Berg .... creator, executive producer (writer/director 1 episode, 2000 "Pilot")
- Tony Krantz .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2000)
- James Steven Sadwith .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2000)
- Brian Grazer .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
- Peter R. McIntosh .... producer (unknown episodes)
- Barry M. Schkolnick
- John David Coles (unknown episodes)
- Charles McDougall (unknown episodes)
- Oz Scott
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||Peter Berg||Peter Berg||March 30, 2000|
|2||"20/20 Hindsight"||Charles McDougall||Bonnie Mark||April 6, 2000|
|3||"Spell Check"||John David Coles||Peter Berg||UNAIRED|
|4||"The Raw and the Cooked"||TBA||TBA||UNAIRED|
|6||"Wilt Chamberlin 3.0"||TBA||TBA||UNAIRED|
- Episode 1: 13 million viewers
- Episode 2: 7.5 million viewers
- Bednarski, P. J. (2008-12-10). "DirecTV's 101 Network to Re-Run 'Wonderland'". www.broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- 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."
- Vanmaele, Bart. "Wonderland". Mad-Eyes.Net. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
- Wonderland at IMDb
- "Alive: ABC pulls 'Wonderland' off prime-time schedule". www.sptimes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- Bercovici, Jeff. "ABC: Low ratings tubed 'Wonderland,' not protests". www.medialifemagazine.com. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- Carman, John (2000-03-30). "Don't Shrink Away From `Wonderland'". sfgate.com. Retrieved 2009-09-12.