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‘Murder One’ (1995)

On this Stephen Bochco legal drama, Jessica Costello (Collette White) was found raped and strangled in her apartment. The teen’s dalliances with Hollywood heavy hitters paved the way for a laundry list of suspects, and it took all season for her murderer, drug lord Roberto Portalegre (Miguel Sandoval) to be caught and convicted. (Pictured: From left, Daniel Benzali as Ted Hoffman, Stanley Tucci as Richard Cross, and Mary McCormack as Justine Appleton.) (Photo: ABC)

I See Dead People: From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘13 Reasons Why,’ TV Shows That Kicked Off With a Dead Girl

Victoria Leigh Miller
Writer

Showtime is bringing Twin Peaks back from the dead with an 18-episode revival set to debut Sunday. The limited series reboot has been kept tightly under wraps, but it got us thinking about how David Lynch and Mark Frost’s original ’90s series, which first posed the question “Who killed Laura Palmer?” spawned the dead-girl TV trope that has haunted us for the past 25 years.

Take a look through this slideshow to see more TV shows that started off with a dead girl but didn’t always end with one. Warning: Some spoilers included.

Twin Peaks premieres Sunday, May 21, at 9 p.m. on Showtime.