Mrs. Columbo (1979–1980)

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Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.

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Season:

2 | 1

Year:

1980 | 1979
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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 Kate Callahan / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Jenny Callahan / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Josh Alden (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Sergeant Mike Varrick (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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26 February 1979 (USA)  »

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Kate Columbo  »

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1.33 : 1
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The series was originally executed as following the exploits of the crime reporter wife of Lt. Columbo. But when the series couldn't capitalize on the popular earlier series, producers changed Mrs. Columbo's name to "Callahan" and soon, all references to the fictional cop were removed. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Walter Matthau (1978) See more »

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Coming from a big Columbo fan, this spin-off show is really disappointing
19 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I am not going to spend the whole review comparing, I have to say Mrs Columbo is a real disappointment of a spin-off series. And this is coming from a big fan of the classic Columbo series with Peter Falk. As much as I did like the idea, it was one that didn't work out. I liked how the episodes looked, they are well shot and the production values are lovely, the music is often delightful and I like the quickly edited opening sequences. Against all this, I find Mrs Columbo herself annoying and not very easy to relate to. Also Kate Mulgrew does have a charming appearance, perhaps too charming, but she does overdo it a lot. It doesn't help that the writing is so forced, the pace often dull and the stories in general thin and formulaic. And while there are some great actors and decent guest stars, the stories, with a lack of realism in abundance one too many times, and writing let them down. All in all, a series I wanted to like but it doesn't work. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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