Highway to Heaven,
starring Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith and Victor
French as Mark Gordon, ran from 1984 to 1989 on NBC.
The two had worked together previously on the Little
House on the Prairie show. The show ran for a total of
five seasons and 111 episodes. By the time the season 5
arrived, the show had sunk low enough in the ratings to
cause ABC to save the 1988 fall schedule of the shows as
a fill in for the spring of 1989.
this show, Jonathan Smith (Landon) was an angel, on
probation, which was sent to earth to help people.
After finding and reforming Mark Gordon (French), the
two teamed up to managed the assignments given by God.
The two had contrasting, yet complimenting
personalities, with Mark being more pragmatic and
Jonathan being more of a free spirit. The two would use
their skills to sway the hearts and minds of troubled
souls, such as channeling selfish businessmen to use
their wealth for good, or a pastor losing his zeal for
leading his church. Once Jonathan had done enough
“good”, he would once again earn his wings, returning to