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Peter S. Fischer

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Born in 1935, Peter S. Fischer was resident in a small Long Island town and was the editor and publisher of a small magazine about cars until 1970, when he successfully sold a script for a TV movie, "The Last Child". Rod Serling was shown the script and asked if he would like to make any revisions, but he declined, saying it didn't need rewriting.... See more trivia »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (TV Movie) (creator)
  Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (created by - 264 episodes, 1984 - 1996) (written by - 33 episodes, 1984 - 1993) (story - 4 episodes, 1984 - 1986) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1984 - 1987)
- Death by Demographics (1996) ... (created by)
- Mrs. Parker's Revenge (1996) ... (created by)
- What You Don't Know Can Kill You (1996) ... (created by)
- Race to Death (1996) ... (created by)
- Southern Double-Cross (1996) ... (created by)
 1996 Dead Man's Island (TV Movie) (written by)
 1995 Cops n Roberts (written by)
  Columbo (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1974 - 1995) (story - 1 episode, 1976) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1974)
- Strange Bedfellows (1995) ... (written by - as Lawrence Vail)
- Butterfly in Shades of Grey (1993) ... (written by)
- Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo (1990) ... (written by)
- Old Fashioned Murder (1976) ... (story - as Lawrence Vail)
- A Deadly State of Mind (1975) ... (written by)
 1992 Coopersmith (TV Movie)
 1991 Stranger at My Door (TV Movie) (written by)
 1991 Tagget (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  Blacke's Magic (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1986) (written by - 1 episode, 1986) (story - 1 episode, 1986) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1986)
- Wax Poetic (1986) ... (created by)
- It's a Jungle Out There (1986) ... (created by)
- A Friendly Game of Showdown (1986) ... (created by)
- Last Flight from Moscow (1986) ... (created by)
- Forced Landing (1986) ... (created by)
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Uncle George (1981) ... (writer)
 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie) (screenplay - as Lawrence Vail) / (story - as Lawrence Vail)
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Word Games (1979) ... (writer)
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Donovan's Kid: Part 2 (1979) ... (story)
- Donovan's Kid: Part 1 (1979) ... (story)
 1979 Donovan's Kid (TV Movie) (story)
  The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series) (created by - 11 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1978)
- Now You See Her... (1979) ... (created by)
- Murder Plays a Dead Hand (1978) ... (created by)
- Dying Declaration (1978) ... (created by)
- The Two Million Dollar Stowaway (1978) ... (created by)
- Breakout to Murder (1978) ... (created by)
  What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Reunion in Terror (1978) ... (story)
- Class Hustler (1977) ... (writer)
 1978 Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1977 Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Good Cop (1976) ... (writer)
  Ellery Queen (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1975) (story - 2 episodes, 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Adventure of the Wary Witness (1976) ... (written by)
- The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Curse (1975) ... (teleplay)
- The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party (1975) ... (teleplay)
- The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance (1975) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1974-1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Deadly Inheritance (1975) ... (written by)
- Love, Honor and Swindle (1975) ... (written by)
- Downshift to Danger (1974) ... (written by)
 1975 A Cry for Help (TV Movie) (writer)
 1975 Baretta (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The 5½ Pound Junkie (1975) ... (written by)
 1975 Kojak (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Close Cover Before Killing (1975) ... (written by)
 1973-1974 Griff (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Fugitive from Fear (1974) ... (writer)
- Her Name Was Nancy (1973) ... (writer)
  Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- They've Got to Blame Somebody (1973) ... (written by)
- Love Child (1972) ... (writer)
 1972-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Problem with Charlie (1973) ... (writer)
- Who Are You Arthur Kolinski? (1973) ... (writer)
- With a Shout, Not a Whimper (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 The Last Child (TV Movie) (written by)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (4 credits)

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Lawrence Vail
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