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Crossing Jordan 

A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner. Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

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Tim Kring
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Series cast summary:
Jill Hennessy ...  Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh 117 episodes, 2001-2007
Miguel Ferrer ...  Dr. Garret Macy 117 episodes, 2001-2007
Ravi Kapoor ...  Dr. Mahesh 'Bug' Vijayaraghavensatanaryanamurthy 117 episodes, 2001-2007
Steve Valentine ...  Dr. Nigel Townsend 117 episodes, 2001-2007
Kathryn Hahn ...  Lily Lebowski 115 episodes, 2001-2007
Jerry O'Connell ...  Detective Woody Hoyt 88 episodes, 2002-2007
Ken Howard ...  Max Cavanaugh 49 episodes, 2001-2005
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Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh is a forensic pathologist who lost her job with the Boston medical examiner's office because her passion for solving homicides frequently extended beyond the autopsy table. Years later, an old ally rescues Jordan from court-ordered anger management training in Los Angeles and rehires her to her former job in Boston. Jordan is still feisty and mercurial and a pain in the butt, but management tolerates her because she is good at her job. She and her father, a disgraced former Boston police detective, often solve crimes together by using a role-playing game they've played since Jordan's childhood. It goes: "You be the killer, and I'll be the victim, and we'll figure out how this happened." The driving force in Jordan's life and career is the crime she took the longest time to solve -- her mother's murder. Written by A.B. Gilpin

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Official Sites:

A&E | Dr. Nigel Townsend's "blog" | See more »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Tim Kring Project See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Executive Producer and Creator Tim Kring was at first reluctant to cast Jill Hennessy as the impulsive, abrasive Medical Examiner Jordan Cavanaugh, knowing only her work as the straight-laced Assistant District Attorney Claire Kincaid on Law & Order (1990) and as Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001). Agreeing to meet for breakfast, Kring was embarrassed to discover the restaurant he had chosen was closed when they arrived. Kring started to apologize, but Hennessy, unfazed, said, "Dude, who gives a shit? We'll go someplace else." Kring recalled thinking, "Oh, my God, this is Jordan." See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, the Boston Police Department is shown to be driving Dodge Intrepid cruisers. In real life, the BPD drives Ford Crown Victorias. See more »

Quotes

Devan Maguire: You told me not to jump to conclusions, and what did I do?
Jordan: Good jumping, though, really.
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Referenced in Crossing Jordan: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2007) See more »

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Awesome new show
12 October 2001 | by iluvds9See all my reviews

This Jill Hennessey series about a Boston-area ME is exciting, interesting and believable.

Jordan Cavanaugh is intelligent, gorgeous and intriguing. The other cast members are also interesting and realistic, as are the plots.

Unlike Law and Order Crossing Jordan delves deeper into the character's personal lives--Jordan's close relationship with her retired cop dad (Ken Howard, the only cast member who attempts a real Boston accent) and her uncertainty regarding his new girl- friend. When working on an unsolved murder Jordan and her father role-play the possible killer/victim scenario to chilling effect.

I also enjoy the Boston-Irish based theme music.

Bravo to Jill, the writers, actors, producers, etc. I hope to see Crossing Jordan cross my TV screen for many seasons to come.


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