Highway to Heaven

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Highway to Heaven
Highway to Heaven title screen.jpg
Genre Fantasy
Family drama
Created by Michael Landon
Directed byMichael Landon
Victor French
Dan Gordon
William F. Claxton
StarringMichael Landon
Victor French
Composer David Rose
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes111 (list of episodes)
Executive producerMichael Landon
Producer Kent McCray
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time48–49 minutes
Production companyMichael Landon Productions
Original network NBC
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1984 (1984-09-19) 
August 4, 1989 (1989-08-04)

Highway to Heaven is an American fantasy drama television series that ran on NBC from September 19, 1984, to August 4, 1989. [1] The series starred Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith, an angel sent to Earth in order to help people in need. Victor French, Landon's co-star from his previous television series, Little House on the Prairie , co-starred as Mark Gordon, a retired policeman who travels with and helps Smith with the tasks or "assignments" to which he is referred. The series was created and executive produced by Landon, who also directed most of the show's episodes. French directed many of the remaining episodes. It was Landon's third and final TV series and his only one set in the present day, unlike Little House on the Prairie, and Landon's first TV series, Bonanza , both of which were Westerns. It was the final screen appearance for French, who died two months before the final episode aired, aged 54 years old; Landon went on to appear in two films, one of which was a pilot for a new series, prior to his own death at 54 in 1991.


Highway to Heaven aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. [2] It consistently earned respectable ratings; it was in the Nielsen Top 20 in its first season, [3] and ranked in the Top 40 for its first four seasons.

Plot and themes

Jonathan Smith is a "probationary" angel sent to Earth to help people in need. In the course of an "assignment", he meets Mark Gordon, an embittered retired policeman [4] now bouncing from job to job. At first distrustful of Jonathan, Mark helps him complete his assignment and comes to believe in his true nature. He volunteers to assist Jonathan in helping troubled people on Earth, feeling that Jonathan needs a companion in his lonely mission, and "The Boss" (a.k.a. God) approves. Jonathan and Mark are given assignments where they help troubled souls overcome their problems.

Each episode typically begins with Jonathan and Mark arriving in a new city and taking jobs as business employees or civil service workers as part of their latest assignment. Due to Jonathan's angelic nature, the two can work as police officers, medical personnel, teachers, social workers or other skilled employees (background checks or employment history verification being divinely provided or somehow never looked into), allowing for a variety of identities and scenarios. Both Jonathan and Mark face the same difficulties as people on Earth trying to rectify these problems, and have little to aid them beyond a bare outline of their assignment. At certain times Jonathan presents gifts to others, such as decorating a drab nursing home with flowers or giving someone a bicycle. These material gifts likely come from "the Boss", but when asked, he answers only "A friend of mine provided them." When necessary, "The Boss" provides the protagonists with divine intervention or as Jonathan and Mark refer to it, "The Stuff". [5] An early season one episode, "The Return of the Masked Rider", establishes that Jonathan is not given "The Stuff" if he acts contrary to God's will. This rule would be often referred to in later episodes but would also be at times ignored or forgotten; for example, in the episode "The Secret" Jonathan uses "The Stuff" in direct defiance of God's orders.

Early episodes generally left it ambiguous whether Jonathan is an angel in the original sense of the term or a deceased human being, but the cold open of the season one episode "Hotel of Dreams" has a scene in which Jonathan mentions to Mark that he died of lung cancer attributed to his tobacco smoking habit. In the season two episode "Keep Smiling" it is revealed that "Jonathan Smith" is actually Arthur Thompson, a man who lived on Earth from September 7, 1917 – March 21, 1948. [6] The season 3 episode "Love at Second Sight" further explains that angels sent to Earth are given different bodies so that they will not be recognized by anyone who knew them when they were alive.

The series aimed to address contemporary social and emotional issues with sensitivity, and also with humor, particularly between Jonathan and Mark. Their personalities often clash (Jonathan being more sensible and compassionate, but sometimes naïve, and Mark being more pragmatic and cynical), but they always support each other. Jonathan's mission on Earth is to do enough good to gain his wings and, presumably, ascend to Heaven. As Jonathan and Mark develop a close relationship and Jonathan is in better favor with his superiors, Mark is torn between losing his best friend as opposed to being happy for Jonathan's being promoted to Heaven, and considers impeding the process. [7]



Recalling how he came up with the idea for Highway to Heaven, director/executive producer/star Michael Landon said, "I was driving through Beverly Hills to pick up my kids on a Friday night, and people were honking at each other. There is no worse place for that than Beverly Hills; I think when people have a little bit more money, they really believe that the Red Sea will part and their car will go forward. And I thought, 'Why is everybody so angry? If they would just spend that same time being nice [...] It’s obvious the flow of traffic is going to go much better if everybody has his opportunity.'" [8]

NBC executives were skeptical when Landon pitched the idea to them, feeling it would be an easy target for television critics, but Landon was persistent, [8] even vowing that if the pilot episode failed to perform well with test audiences, he would produce a second pilot for the series for no pay. [9]

Victor French and Michael Landon in character as Mark Gordon and Jonathan Smith, respectively. HighwaytoHeaven2.jpg
Victor French and Michael Landon in character as Mark Gordon and Jonathan Smith, respectively.


Landon personally chose Victor French for the part of Mark Gordon, having become familiar with French and his acting technique while working with him on Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza . [8] [9]

Quadriplegic actor James Troesh had a small part in the two-part season one episode "A Fresh Batch of Lemonade" as attorney Scotty Wilson. He later persuaded Landon to do an episode ("A Match Made in Heaven") in which Scotty becomes romantically involved with Mark Gordon's cousin Diane, loosely based on Troesh's real-life romance with his wife. [10] Both Troesh and Margie Impert (who played Diane) continued to make appearances on the show during seasons two and three.


The final scene of the two-part pilot episode was filmed along Dawn Road, south of Tucson, Arizona. [9] Part of this scene was spliced together with footage of Mark picking Jonathan up in his car to form the show's title sequence. This additional footage (which does not appear in the story content of any episode) was filmed along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton, California. [9]

Most scenes of the series were filmed on location in Los Angeles. [9] Other filming locations included Simi Valley, Stanislaus National Forest, and Tuolumne County, all in California. The second-season episode "To Bind The Wounds" was partially filmed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, where the World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber was located. Though the crew scouted locations, Landon himself never visited filming locations prior to the shoot, preferring the spontaneity of working in an unfamiliar location and trusting his crew to pick somewhere suited to the script's needs. [9] Scenes which were filmed on sound stages instead of on location (for purposes of controlled lighting and other special needs) were shot consecutively, with the crew often filming scenes for several different episodes in a single day. [9] Mark's car, central to travel by Mark and Jonathan in the series, was a 1977 Ford LTD II.

Theme song

The melancholy theme for Highway to Heaven [11] was composed by David Rose. [12]


In June 1988 in the midst of the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike, NBC decided that season five would be Highway to Heaven's last, since the show was falling in the ratings. [13] The show's 5th-season premiere aired in the fall; after that one episode, the series was removed from NBC's regular broadcast schedule entirely. [14] A two-hour special aired on December 7, but Highway To Heaven was not at that point reinstated as a regular series, though 10 further episodes had been filmed.

Michael Landon made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on March 10, 1989, [15] and explained the series' cancellation. One further Highway To Heaven episode was broadcast on March 21, but again the series was not scheduled regularly. Finally, the nine remaining season 5 episodes were burned off and aired in a Friday time slot in the summer of 1989 beginning June 2. The series finale (which was a Christmas-themed episode) aired on August 4.

The finale did not resolve any ongoing character situations, leaving the possibility of further episodes. Even if the series had performed well enough to warrant renewal, Victor French would have been unable to continue with it, since he had been diagnosed with lung cancer in March 1989, shortly after completing filming for the fifth season. He died that June.

The cancellation of Highway also marked the end of Landon's 30-year relationship with NBC, in which he co-starred on Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie , the latter of which, much like with Highway, he also served as an executive producer and director for the majority of episodes. Landon's last public appearance was on NBC, as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, less than two months before he died in July 1991.

Broadcast history and Nielsen ratings

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 25September 19, 1984 (1984-09-19)May 8, 1985 (1985-05-08)
2 24September 18, 1985 (1985-09-18)May 7, 1986 (1986-05-07)
3 25September 24, 1986 (1986-09-24)May 6, 1987 (1987-05-06)
4 24September 16, 1987 (1987-09-16)April 27, 1988 (1988-04-27)
5 13October 12, 1988 (1988-10-12)August 4, 1989 (1989-08-04)

Throughout its five seasons, Highway to Heaven consistently ranked among the Top 25 shows on network TV. [16] Much of NBC's success for 1984–1985 was a result of the show's popularity. [17]

SeasonTime slot (ET)RankRating
1984–85 Wednesday at 8:00–9:00 pm1917.7
1985–86 1320.1
1986–87 2417.2
1987–88 3814.6
1988–89 Wednesday at 8:00–9:00 pm (Episode 1)

Wednesday at 8:00–10:00 pm (Episode 2, 3)

Tuesday at 8:00–9:00 pm (Episode 4)

Friday at 8:00–9:00 pm (Episode 5–13)


Beginning in September 1989, the series was Syndicated by Genesis Entertainment. Since then, it has also been rerun on cable networks UP and INSP, digital subchannel networks Cozi TV, [18] Retro TV & Light TV, [19] and the LeSEA Broadcasting Networks of WHT (World Harvest Television) and FETV (Family Entertainment Television). It has also aired on BYUtv.

All five seasons were released for streaming on Netflix in June 2017, [20] and Hallmark Movies Now, [21] Dove Channel, [22] Christian-based VOD service Pure Flix, and the FilmOn channel on Roku. [23] In 2020 the series was added to the Living Scriptures streaming service.

Home media

In Region 1, A&E Home Video (under license from the estate and production company of Michael Landon) released the first three seasons on DVD in 2005–06. [24] [25] [26] The episodes contained on these releases were the edited, syndicated versions and not the original broadcast versions. Due to poor sales, the final two seasons were never released.

In 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment acquired the rights to the series. [27] They have subsequently re-released the first four seasons on DVD in June, with Season 1 containing original uncut episodes and Season 3 containing mostly uncut episodes. [28] [29] Season 4 was released (for the first time in Region 1) on June 3, 2014. [30] The fifth and final season was released on September 16, 2014. [31]

Mill Creek released Highway to Heaven – The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 in November 2014. [32]

In Region 2, Paramount Home Entertainment & CBS DVD have released all five seasons on DVD in France under the title Les Routes du paradis (The Roads of Paradise), [33] [34]

Seasons 1 to 4 have been released in Germany under the title Ein Engel auf Erden, [35] while in the Netherlands, the first two seasons have been released on DVD.

Seasons 1 to 5 have been released in Germany in a remastered edition between 2014 and 2016 under the title Ein Engel auf Erden Remastered Edition. A complete edition on Blu-ray is scheduled for September 2, 2022.

Revelation Films acquired the rights to the series in the UK and has released all five seasons on DVD, in addition to Highway to Heaven - The Complete Collection (released in November 2013), a 30-disc set featuring all 111 episodes of the series, as well as bonus features.

In Region 4, Paramount Home Entertainment & CBS DVD released the first three seasons on DVD in Australia for the first time in 2008/2009. The episodes contained on these releases are the edited, syndicated versions and not the original broadcast versions. Seasons 4 and 5 were to be released on DVD on December 24, 2009, but the releases never materialized.

In 2012, Madman Entertainment acquired the rights to the series and have subsequently released all five seasons on DVD. These releases, like the previous releases from Paramount, contain edited episodes, not the original broadcast versions.

DVD nameEp #Release dates
Region 1Region 2 (France)Region 2 (Germany)Region 2 (Germany remastered)Region 2 (UK)Region 4
Season 125May 14, 2013April 17, 2008December 11, 2008December 12, 2014June 4, 2012March 7, 2012
Season 224October 1, 2013October 9, 2008March 5, 2009May 8, 2015October 29, 2012March 7, 2012
Season 325January 21, 2014June 18, 2009December 12, 2009September 18, 2015February 11, 2013March 7, 2012
Season 424June 3, 2014June 18, 2009March 4, 2010December 11, 2015July 29, 2013October 3, 2012
Season 513September 16, 2014December 1, 2009N/AMarch 18, 2016October 7, 2013October 2, 2013
Complete Series111November 11, 2014N/AN/AMarch 23, 2018November 25, 2013N/A

Reboot film series

Lifetime made a reboot as a film series, starring Jill Scott and Barry Watson and directed by Stacey K. Black. [36] The film premiered on November 6, 2021. [37]

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