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

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Cast

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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Storyline

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 »

Also Known As:

Untitled Tim Kring Project See more »

Filming Locations:

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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Trivia

The series featured many classical popular songs on its soundtrack. As such, songs have to be re-licensed for home video releases, this has caused delays in season boxed-set DVDs. The late Miguel Ferrer personally lobbied for the rights to songs sung by his mother, Rosemary Clooney. 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

Macy: Get your coat.
Dr. Peter Winslow: But it's pouring!
Macy: We're like the post office. Neither rain, nor sleet...
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Crossing Jordan
20 September 2006 | by dadbedeski34See all my reviews

Love it, Love it, LOVE IT. I might be late to the shows site but have been watching since it started. I'm glad they brought it back . Wish NBC quit moving its time slot.... but I will always follow. Jill Hennessy is great and gets even better. Love her in Komodo !!!! And the rest of the cast.... better than E.R. which I am a fan of too. I can only wait to see what season 6 brings. I believe that Crossing Jordan is a mixture of M.A.S.H. and Quincy M.E.. I love the suspense and drama in each and every episode. I work in the medical field and LOVE how it all works together to create an enjoyable hour of entertainment.I tell everyone how great a show this is and see it lasting for at least another 100 episodes.Lilly makes the show where the viewer can be a an understanding level of humanity. Miguel Ferrer (Dr. Macy )is one awesome Supervisor and I'm glad that NBC did not kill off his character.an't forget Bug and Nigel love the relationship they have between each other and the support they give to Dr. Cavanaugh. NBC needs to Have Woody And Cavanaugh get back together but hold off on them getting SERIOUSLY serious!!


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