Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
Former high school English teacher and famed mystery writer Jessica Fletcher has a gift for solving mysteries. You see, it seems murder follows her around, whether it be to the houses of her seemingly endless number of friends, nieces, and nephews, or right in her hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica is sometimes assisted by her friend Dr. Seth Hazlitt or the local sheriff, Amos Tupper and Tupper's successor, Mort Metzger, a former New York City cop. Sometimes, later in the series, Jessica would only serve as narrator. In later seasons, Jessica moved to Manhattan to teach criminology at fictional Manhattan University. Written by
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Many viewers (and Angela Lansbury herself) believed that the move of the venerable show from Sunday to Thursday for the twelfth season, was a deliberate plan by CBS programming chief Leslie Moonves to kill it. After all, it was going up against Friends (1994), which was about to get super-show status. But everything Moonves tried in the Sunday slot failed so badly, that he wound up double-running this show on Thursdays and Sundays for the last few weeks of the regular season, and then for a summer of reruns. He had to place Touched by an Angel (1994) in the time slot the following fall to get a decent audience. The final season alludes to this, with episodes Murder, She Wrote: Murder Among Friends (1996) (featuring the ensemble cast of the hit television series "Buds") and Murder, She Wrote: Death by Demographics (1996), the final regular edition, before the show switched to television movies. See more »
One Of My Top Five Favorite Shows Of All Time And My Favorite Mystery Show
I love this show. Angela Lansbury shines in the role of her career as the delightful mystery novelist,Jessica Fletcher. She never recieved an Emmy for the role, but should have. The writing is top notch, and the mysteries are engrossing. This is one of my all-time favorite shows,and is so much fun to watch.The many guest stars are great too.A wonderful show.Catch the reruns!
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