Diagnosis Murder (1993–2002)

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Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.


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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Mark Sloan / ... (180 episodes, 1993-2002)
 Amanda Bentley-Livingston / ... (180 episodes, 1993-2002)
 Steve Sloan / ... (180 episodes, 1993-2002)
 Dr. Jesse Travis (139 episodes, 1995-2002)
 Norman Briggs (85 episodes, 1993-1997)


Dr. Mark Sloan is a doctor at Community General Hospital, and he is a consultant for the police department. His son Steve Sloan is a detective for the department. He and his father, along with emergency room resident Dr. Jesse Travis and Dr. Amanda Bentley, who is the pathologist at the hospital help to solve some very strange murder cases in Diagnosis Murder. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

29 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diagnose - Mord  »

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(178 episodes)

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Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan), Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Steve Sloan) and Victoria Rowell appeared in every episode. See more »


Followed by Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning (2002) See more »

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How could they ever cancel this show???
23 August 2002 | by (St. Gallen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

A big fat PFOOOEY for the executives that cancelled Diagnosis Murder! As you can see the show had followers all over the world. I sure do miss it. All that is left now is to watch the reruns. But as we say in Switzerland: As soon as the money-cow can't be milked anymore it is slaughtered. Which means Dick Van Dyke and his staff have served their purpose and are now dismissed. They didn't even get a fair chance to bring their ratings back on track. Just lose some points and you're OUT - no matter who or what you are. THAT's how it works nowadays, baby.

As already stated in other reviews DM had a remarkable wit and humour. It gave the classic whodunnit-tales always a nice and warm family-touch. Especially through the relationship of the main characters Dr. Mark Sloan and his son Steve (Dick and Barry Van Dyke). But it wasn't just a personality show à la "the Van Dykes meet Sherlock Holmes". Every single member of the cast was involved and had his or her big moment.

Oh, by the way: of COURSE you didn't see the doctors doing much work in the hospital, and of COURSE if you saw them in the hospital it had to do with a case they were working on. Otherwise the show would have been called "Emergency Room"... And another thing: I have been watching the series since it was first aired in Europe years ago - and I'm 32. So what's this nonsense about DM being an "old people show"? And if so, would that automatically make it bad??? Really, there are some weird people out there.

I truly hope that there will be a DVD-set sometime soon. This series really deserves a good treatment. And Dick Van Dyke is nothing less than an incredibly gifted Genius!

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