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 »

Country:

USA

Language:

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 episodes "Prisoner Exchange" and "There's No Place Like Home" both feature songs performed by Rosemary Clooney, mother of the late Miguel Ferrer (Dr. Garret Macy). 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

Bug: [Bug is having technical difficulties]
Woody: You know, I could always go get Nigel.
Bug: If you love Nigel so much, why don't you marry him?
Woody: We can actually do that now in Vermont.
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This show is wonderful!
2 October 2001 | by Seinfeld2005See all my reviews

I saw this show just last night and I wasnt exspecting much but I have to tell you it was very good. I just watched Law and Order with her in it right before the show started and I thought it wont make it. I thought it would never be as good as Law and Order but I was wrong. This show is a little easier to understand. Its not all Drama, there is alot of humor in it. I think Jill Hennessy is a very pretty girl. She is coroner in it and she try's to investigate how the person died. She gets advice from her dad who used to have that job. I definitly recommend this show! I give it 10 stars out of 10. I will watch this show every week. Great show! Matt, CA


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