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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. It starred Sara Downing as Jane Cahill, Tyler Labine as Scotty Sallback, and Kett Turton as Vaughn Parrish. The series ran for one season with 13 episodes produced, but only 6 episodes were aired by The WB before the series was cancelled.
|Theme music composer|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (6 aired)|
|Running time||approx. 50 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Warner Bros. Television|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||The WB|
|Original release||August 14 –|
September 25, 2001
The premise of the series was that the three members of the fictional band 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 (that is, everyone else).
|No.||Title ||Directed by ||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Pilot"||Randall Miller||August 14, 2001||226988|
|2||"Heebee Geebee's"||Kevin Dowling||August 21, 2001||226957|
|3||"Death Is in the Air"||James Cox||August 28, 2001||226962|
|4||"The Mulravian Candidate"||D. V. DeVincentis||September 4, 2001||226961|
|5||"Teen Spirit"||James Cox||Unaired||226954|
|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 Balaban||September 18, 2001||226960|
|7||"To Serve, with Love"||Tim Hunter||September 25, 2001||226998|
|8||"Gastric Distress"||Bryan Gordon||Unaired||226955|
|Note: This was the next episode scheduled to air before the series was cancelled.|
|9||"He Who Smelt It"||Kevin Dowling||Unaired||226951|
|10||"Laughlin It Up"||Bob Balaban||Unaired||226952|
|11||"Jane's Exit"||Matthew Harrison||Unaired||226953|
|12||"The Crawford Touch"||James Cox||Unaired||226956|
|13||"To Live and Amulet Die"||Kevin Dowling||Unaired||226959|
- The New York Times Archived December 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- The A.V. Club
- 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.
- "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.
- "YTV Broadcast Log for December 2001". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
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