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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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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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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

Color:

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

Arlene Lebowski: You're not getting any younger.
Lily: Oh, so I should be you? Jump anything with a pulse and a penis?
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Connections

Spin-off Crossing Jordan: Sunset Division (2003) See more »

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WTF? Started good, but oh so bad?
25 November 2004 | by roadies25See all my reviews

I'm not sure what show thwolf was watching, but it doesn't appear that he was watching this one. Crossing Jordan has been one of the freshest and most interesting of the new crop of "crime dramas" that have surfaced recently. In the same vein as CSI, this show has taken the genre to new levels. It does what CSI does, but better, with more humour and a more interesting cast. Does CSI do well as a show? Yes, but if I had to pick between the two, my money would be on Crossing Jordan. Miguel Ferrer has done top notch work (Top Guns: Part Deux notwithstanding), Jill Hennessy is one of the hottest looking women out there, Jerry O'Connell, well, I've liked him since "My Secret Identity", and the supporting cast crack me up on a weekly basis. As for accuracy and versimilitude, I have a friend who works in the local Coroners office and while the office he works in isn't nearly as bright and breezy as the Boston office in Crossing Jordan, the general feel and the equipment that is mentioned in the show is spot on. Someone on staff does their homework.


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