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‘Twin Peaks’ (1990)

The pilot episode of the ’90s mystery drama wasted no time in showing the plastic-wrapped body of high school homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). It wasn’t until midway through the second season that Laura’s killer was revealed. (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

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.