Dead Last

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Dead Last
Genre Drama
Theme music composer
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (6 aired)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Mary Hanes
Running time approx. 50 minutes
Original network The WB
Original release August 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 date  Prod.
code [3]
1 "Pilot" Randall Miller August 14, 2001 (2001-08-14) 226988
2 "Heebee Geebee's" Kevin Dowling August 21, 2001 (2001-08-21) 226957
3 "Death Is in the Air" James Cox August 28, 2001 (2001-08-28) 226962
4 "The Mulravian Candidate" D. V. DeVincentis September 4, 2001 (2001-09-04) 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 (2001-09-18) 226960
7 "To Serve, with Love" Tim Hunter September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25) 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 "Live and Amulet Die" Kevin Dowling Unaired 226959


All 13 episodes were aired on YTV,[citation needed] and all 13 episodes were 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. 

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