Dead Last is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series, produced by Warner Bros., and aired on The WB from August 14 to September 25, 2001.[1] It starred Sara Downing as Jane Cahill, Tyler Labine as Scotty Sallback, and Kett Turton as Vaughn Parrish.[1][2][3] The series ran for one season with 13 episodes produced, but only 6 episodes were aired by The WB before the series was cancelled.

Dead Last
Promotional poster
Theme music composer
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (6 aired)
Executive producers
ProducerMary Hanes
Running timeapprox. 50 minutes
Production companyWarner Bros. Television
Original release
NetworkThe WB
ReleaseAugust 14 (2001-08-14) –
September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)

Plot edit

The premise of the series was that the three members of the fictional band named The Problem find, and are unable to rid themselves of, a magical amulet that allows them to see and communicate with ghosts. Each episode featured the trio reluctantly completing the unfinished business of the ghosts that they encounter in order to allow the ghosts move on to the next world. Much of the humor of the series came from The Problem wanting to develop their career instead of helping ghosts, and that the trio almost invariably are viewed as, at best, mentally unbalanced by those who cannot see or hear ghosts.

Episodes edit

No.Title [4]Directed by [4]Original air dateProd.
code [4]
1"Pilot"Randall MillerAugust 14, 2001 (2001-08-14)226988
2"Heebee Geebee's"Kevin DowlingAugust 21, 2001 (2001-08-21)226957
3"Death Is in the Air"James CoxAugust 28, 2001 (2001-08-28)226962
4"The Mulravian Candidate"D. V. DeVincentisSeptember 4, 2001 (2001-09-04)226961
5"Teen Spirit"James CoxUnaired226954
Note: Originally scheduled to air on September 11, 2001, but was preempted by coverage of the September 11 attacks.
6"The Problem with Corruption"Bob BalabanSeptember 18, 2001 (2001-09-18)226960
7"To Serve, with Love"Tim HunterSeptember 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)226998
8"Gastric Distress"Bryan GordonUnaired226955
Note: This was the next episode scheduled to air before the series was cancelled.
9"He Who Smelt It"Kevin DowlingUnaired226951
10"Laughlin It Up"Bob BalabanUnaired226952
11"Jane's Exit"Matthew HarrisonUnaired226953
12"The Crawford Touch"James CoxUnaired226956
13"To Live and Amulet Die"Kevin DowlingUnaired226959

Broadcast edit

All 13 episodes were aired in Canada on YTV with its first run between September 15 and December 8, 2001.[5][6] The entire series was often shown on the Trouble channel in the UK.[citation needed]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "The WB's Ghostly Rock 'N Roll Comedy "Dead Last" Premieres August 14". Warner Bros. 17 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2 June 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Tyler Labine Filmography". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tyler Labine on ghosts, the devil, and the temptation to punch James Franco". The A.V. Club. May 15, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog – Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) – Basic Search [search 'Title': "Dead last"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  5. ^ "THIS FALL YTV LAUNCHES "THE DARK CORNER", A SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP OF SCARE FARE". YTV (Press release). Toronto: Corus Entertainment. August 20, 2001. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "YTV Broadcast Log for December 2001". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Retrieved December 24, 2018.

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