With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.
TV movie continuing the adventures of Mystery book writer Jessica Fletcher from "Murder, She Wrote". Jessica is on a train headed for El Paso where she is to lecture at a conference. She ... See full summary »
The third TV-Movie in the highly successful "Murder, She Wrote" involved Jessica Fletcher Jessica discovers a shocking old family secret that leads her on a journey to the deep South to ... See full summary »
Anthony Pullen Shaw
JB Fletcher is a speaker at Speakers Incorporated attended by various authors. Uri Malenkovitch also attends to promote his book about the KGB. When he is killed, Jessica helps a struggling writer accused of his murder.
Anthony Pullen Shaw
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 (later Sheriff Metzger). Sometimes, later in the series, Jessica would only narrate the episode, which would be a dramatization of one of her novels. In later seasons, Jessica moved to New York City to be closer to her publisher and also closer to crime. Written by
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Nearing the end of the eighth season, CBS TV demanded a lower pay-rate-fee for the guest actor payroll rate be implemented on the following season of shows. Peter Fisher argued with Les Moonvies, that the guest actor pay rate had been established, refusing to pay less for star personalities, if he remained on the series. A showdown occurred between CBS/Universal, with Peter Fisher and his associate producer Robert "Bob" O'Neil declaring their departure from the series under revolt of the CBS dictum. As a result, a new producing team was implemented by Universal and CBS. The new producing team, expected to provide scripts, David Mossinger also agreeing to direct, agreeing with the lower pay scale for guest stars, utilizing a younger breed of guest acting personalities, placing senior movie personalities in the lime light for guest-shot appearances. Moving Madam Fletcher to New York City, to teach writing at an (un-named) university, sleuthing murder while on her mystery writing career! Coinciding with the NY police department! This new producing team lasted one year! Angela and Peter Shaw's Corymore Productions took over, installing David Shaw, Peter's first born son, as a producer, and Angela as Executive Producer. Mark Burley remained with the series as producer. With the transition of power, Angela had the set decorator Robert "Bob" Wingo fired, replaced with her family friend, decorator Fred Winston. Fred had worked the series, previously, in the first three years of the series, when alternating art department teams had been pattern. Winston lasted one year as decorator. His mother's friendship with Angela, he assumed, guaranteed a show longevity. 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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