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
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After ABC canceled the show at the end of 2008, the last three episodes of the 2nd season remained unaired until German TV-channel Pro7 aired them in March 2009. This means, the last three episodes of the show had their world premiere on German television and were not aired in the US until May 30th through June 13th 2009. See more
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. See more
You can't die of evilness.
Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles
Happens all the time; you do something mean or hurtful to someone like tell a secret... Bang! You're dead.
Or bang! You're not really dead, you're just pretending to be dead while other people who think you're dead are heartbroken.
Or bang! You talk too much and you both go wait in the car.
Referenced in Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell