Twice in a Lifetime
is a Canadian mystery
that originally aired from 1999 to 2001. Created by Steve Sohmer
, the series aired on CTV
in the United States
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.Episodes 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.
Ten episodes were directed by scifi veteran David Winning
; including "The Trouble with Harry" (Jere Burns
, Brent Carver
), "Moonshine Over Harlem" (Earle Hyman
) and "It's a Hard Knock Life" (Markie Post
). Veteran television producer Barney Rosenzweig
, Cagney and Lacey
) oversaw the first season of the series.
Awards and nominations
Syndication and DVD Release
Video Service Corp
has released a two volumes of Twice in a Lifetime
on DVD, with each volume featuring two episodes.
Reruns of Twice in a Lifetime
are currently airing on the W Network
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