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Crossing Jordan 

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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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Trivia

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

Dr. Flynn: You shouldn't feel so bad, Dr. Macy. People die all the time. In fact, if you hang around another ten minutes, you'll have company on your way back to the morgue.
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Connections

Referenced in I'm in the Band: Weaselgate (2011) See more »

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Not trying to be like CSI
14 February 2003 | by Anann73See all my reviews

Some people say that "Crossing Jordan" is a rip-off of CSI but even though there are some similarities it is not trying to be the same. There are cases and forensics involved, but "Crossing Jordan" is far richer in character development. This show is my favorite because it has both; I don't watch CSI or CSI:Miami because when I want just cases and the forensics involved in solving them, I watch "Forensic Files" and other true crime shows on DSC or TLC. But since I enjoy these things as well as drama and character development (not to mention Jill Hennessy is my favorite actress), I love "Crossing Jordan." Also, the fact that the lead character is a little screwy is fine by me...I prefer it! Makes things interesting.


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24 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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