Treat Williams

Everwood: An Oral History

It was a wonderful life in Everwood, Colorado.

When writer Greg Berlanti first pitched the story of Everwood — a family drama about Manhattan neurosurgeon Dr. Andy Brown, who uproots his son and daughter to a small town after his wife dies — the reaction was that it seemed like a modern-day version of a Jimmy Stewart movie. “I told them that I thought it was the closest thing to Frank Capra I’d ever seen,” recalls Treat Williams, who played the good doctor, in reference to the director of It’s a Wonderful Life. “It was just a beautiful pilot.”

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