A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

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Top Rated TV #228 | Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »
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 Ned (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Emerson Cod (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Narrator (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Vivian Charles (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Lily Charles (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Olive Snook (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Young Ned (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Coroner (12 episodes, 2007-2009)
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Ned possesses the unique talent of being able to bring the dead to life merely by touching them. However, the person may remain alive only for one minute, or else someone else dies for them. A second touch will render the person dead again, unable to be revived. Through his connections with PI Emerson Cod, Ned revives his childhood sweetheart, Chuck. The trio, aided occasionally by Olive Snook, helps solve the mysteries of various murders, whose murderer is often surprising. Written by Mandy

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Do you believe in love after death? [uk] See more »


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3 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Originally planned as a spin-off of Dead Like Me (2003). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, the way Ned's gift works contradicts itself. Most notably, his entire business is based around touching dead fruit to make it ripe again for use in his pies. When he touches the fruit, it is restored to its pristine physical shape. However when he touches a sentient creature that has died, the broken/harmed/rotted body remains that way. Additionally, all vegetation is technically dead once it is removed from the root regardless of if it has begun to rot. See more »

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[repeated line]
Narrator: The facts were these...
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Referenced in El ministerio del tiempo: El Monasterio del Tiempo (2016) See more »

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Quirky, touching, and wonderful
23 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is addictively wonderful. The writing and acting are fantastic. Funny, touching, and also intrigue all wrapped into one. Be sure to get this into your DVD player and enjoy it from the beginning to the unexpectedly short end. Watch it, watch it, watch it! There are some great characters and great guest appearances that only help add to the endearing aspect of the show. Kudos to the writers for developing a great storyline that only gets better over time. I just don't understand why this wasn't interesting for the American TV public. Bad time? Too quirky? Not enough studio support? I suspect that the production costs were very high, but all parts of the show (directly, special effects, costumes, sets) are great. Thank goodness it's on DVD, and I can only hope that it somehow comes back in one way, shape, or form.


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