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Over My Dead Body is a detective drama Over My Dead Body stars Edward Woodward as Maxwell Beckett, an aging mystery novelist whose three successful early novels were starting to be overshadowed by the reputation his two most recent works had developed as being "bombs." He was approached by young, struggling reporter Nikki Page who wrote for the San Francisco Union, and who came to him for help after witnessing a murder through her window and because he was her favorite author. After they solved this mystery, they became fast friends and began to work together in the "amateur sleuth" tradition to solve crimes.

Series Cast

  1. Jessica Lundy as

    Jessica Lundy

    13 Episodes

  2. Edward Woodward as

    Edward Woodward

    13 Episodes

  3. Gregory Itzin as

    Gregory Itzin

    13 Episodes

  4. Peter Looney as

    Peter Looney

    13 Episodes

  5. John D. LeMay as

    John D. LeMay

    13 Episodes

  6. Rick Fitts as

    Rick Fitts

    13 Episodes

  7. Vernee Watson-Johnson as

    Vernee Watson-Johnson

    2 Episodes

  8. Martha Byrne

    1 Episode

  9. Scott Curtis as

    Scott Curtis

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1990 • 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Over My Dead Body premiered on October 26, 1990.

An Actor Prepares

(1x10, June 20, 1991)

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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