Dead Last

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Dead Last
Theme music composer
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (6 aired)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Mary Hanes
Running timeapprox. 50 minutes
Original networkThe WB
Original releaseAugust 14 (2001-08-14) –
September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)

Dead Last is an American drama-comedy-fantasy television series, produced by Warner Bros., and aired on The WB in fall 2001. It starred Sara Downing as Jane Cahill, Tyler Labine[1][2] 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.


The general plot was of the three members of a fictional band called "The Problem", who find a magical amulet that allows them to see and talk to ghosts. Each episode featured the trio helping the ghosts that they encountered in order for the ghosts to move on to the next world – much to their annoyance. Much of the humour of the series came from the Problem wanting to develop their career instead of helping ghosts. Since no one else can see them, they often come across as insane.


No.Title [3]Directed by [3]Original air dateProd.
code [3]
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"Live and Amulet Die"Kevin DowlingUnaired226959


All 13 episodes were aired in Canada on YTV with its first run between September 15 and December 8, 2001.[4][5] The entire series was often shown on the Trouble channel in the UK.[citation needed]


  1. ^ The New York Times Archived December 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ The A.V. Club
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "YTV Broadcast Log for December 2001". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Retrieved December 24, 2018.

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