Twice in a Lifetime is a television series from 1999 to 2001.
The series was created by Steve Sohmer. A key concept to the series was that each episode featured a different guest star in the leading role, while series regulars played a supporting role.
The series centered around an individual who had reached the end of their life in one timeline, and due to circumstances seen by their advocate or the judge, been given 3 days to travel into their past and convince their younger self to make a different choice at a pivotal point to affect a different outcome.
Season One featured Gordie Brown as Mr. Jones, and Paul Popowich played the role of Mr Smith in Season Two. Al Waxman, who played Judge Othniel, died shortly before the end of the series.
Andrew Airlie, Daniel Baldwin, Corbin Bernsen, Yannick Bisson, Richard Burgi, Gordon Currie, Patrick Duffy, Ron Glass, Kate Jackson, Steve Landesberg, Cloris Leachman, Dale Midkiff, Donna Mills, Martin Mull, Michelle Phillips, Kim Poirier, Markie Post, John Schneider, Janaya Stephens, and Reginald VelJohnson, were among the guest stars on Twice In a Lifetime.
The Canadian-produced series aired on CTV in Canada and Pax in the United States.
Ten episodes were directed by scifi veteran David Winning; including The Trouble with Harry, Moonshine Over Harlem and It's a Hard Knock Life.
Veteran television producer Barney Rosenzweig (Charlie's Angels, Cagney and Lacey) oversaw the first season of Twice.
- 01 Sixteen Candles. Guest lead Gwynyth Walsh
- 02 Death and Taxes. Guest lead Corbin Bernsen
- 03 Healing Touch. Guest lead Jonelle Allen, also starring Maurice Dean Wint
- 04 Ashes to Ashes. Guest lead Stephanie Zimbalist
- 05 Double Exposure. Guest lead Kate Jackson, Richard Eden,
- 06 The Blame Game. Guest lead Ron Glass, (Polly Bergen as Judge Deborah)
- 07 Blood Brothers. Guest lead Joe Penny, (Polly Bergen as Judge Deborah)
- 08 School's Out. Guest lead Roberta Maxwell, Cedric Smith
- 09 O'er the Ramparts We Watched. Guest lead Mariette Hartley, (Diahann Carroll as Judge Jael)
- 10 A Match Made in Heaven. Guest lead Patrick Duffy
- 11 Quality of Mercy. Guest lead Joanna Cassidy
- 12 What She Did for Love. Guest lead Donna Mills
- 13 Second Service. Guest lead Susan Blakely
- 14 The Gift of Life. Guest lead Michele Greene
- 15 Birds of Paradise. Guest lead Steve Landesberg
- 16 Take Two. Guest lead Daniel Hugh Kelly, also starring William Hutt
- 17 For Love and Money. Guest Lead Julia Duffy
- 18 Old Flames. Guest lead Michelle Phillips, also starring Amy Price Francis
- 19 Pride and Prejudice. Guest lead Lance Kinsey
- 20 Party Girls. Guest lead Tracey Gold
- 21 The Trouble with Harry. Guest lead Jere Burns, also starring Brent Carver
- 22 The Sins of Our Fathers. Guest lead Thomas Ian Nicholas
Video Service Corp
has released 2 Volume collections of Twice in a Lifetime
, with each volume featuring 2 episodes.