In Highway To Heaven, Michael Landon (who also created the series, and produced, wrote and directed many of the episodes) plays Jonathan Smith, an angel with heavenly powers sent to earth to restore faith and grace in humanity, one family at a time. Accompanied by his trusty sidekick, the slightly rough around the edges cop Mark Gordon (Victor French from Little House on the Prairie), the pair travels from town to town, disguised as teachers, policemen, sportswriters whatever the Boss assigns and uses their more human gifts to reunite broken families, comfort the sick, and help the spiritually lost.
The second season of the series addresses subjects that today's audiences can easily relate to, such as low self-esteem, grieving the loss of a child, cancer, immigration and teenage pregnancy. Featuring high profile guest stars such as Lorne Greene (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Eli Wallach (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), and Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210), Highway To Heaven: Season Two offers home viewers one of televisions most loved family-favorite dramas, which comes complete with good values, strength of character and kindness.
The DVD set also offers commentary from Landons wife, Cindy, and producer Kent McCray on the heartfelt episode, The Torch, about a Holocaust survivor whose life is ultimately saved by a Neo Nazi.
A top-rated hit in the 1980s, Highway To Heaven paved the way for current spiritual favorites, such as 7th Heaven, Touched by an Angel and Joan of Arcadia. After enjoying a five-season run on NBC, totaling 111 hour-long episodes from 1984-1989, the program gained a second generation of fans throughout its runs in syndication. Today, Highway To Heaven can be seen on TV Land, where it airs weeknights at 8pm ET, and Highway To Heaven: Season One is also available as a 6-DVD set.