Now and again

The Show


Now and Again was an American television series which aired in the US on the 24th September 1999 and ran till 2000 on CBS . The story revolves around the United States government developing the perfect human body for use in espionage, but not being able to yet perfect the brain. In an attempt to get the project off and running, they take the brain of overweight family man Michael Wiseman, who is killed in a subway accident.

Given a new life, Michael is kept in an apartment where he is trained by government experts including Dr. Theodore Morris, in espionage and reconnaissance missions. Despite his new life, and new abilities, Michael longs to return to his wife Lisa and daughter Heather, who are themselves discovering that not all is as it seems with Michael's death.

The show mixed action with comedy (particularly in the relationship between Dr. Morris and Michael), and focused largely on Michael's emotional connection to his family.


The show premiered in 1999. After just one season, however, CBS pulled the plug citing, among other things, the expense of the show which they could not justify. The fanbase of the show was not large but a reasonable size, and is now campaigning for DVD release. Both of the show's main stars - Eric Close and Dennis Haysbert - went on to have regular roles in successful series ( Without A Trace and 24 respectively).



In 2000 Now and Again won three Saturn Awards for;

Now and Again was also nominated for an Emmy in 2000 for Outstanding Main Title Design .