The NBC Mystery Movie was an "umbrella title" for one of many mystery series shown on a rotating basis in the same time slot on Sunday nights on NBC. The original three series featured were... See full summary »
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.
Father Frank Dowling, a fine Catholic parish priest in Chicago, drives housekeeper Marie to despair by his habit of being late for dinner as he and his assistant (streetwise nun Stephanie '... See full summary »
African-American private eye Harry Tenafly was a happily married, middle-class family man who had given up being a cop to work for a better paying position at a big L.A. detective agency. ... See full summary »
Rather than running one hour episodes with the same cast each week, ABC used this series to broadcast two hour stand-alone movie-length programs, which would roate through a set of ... See full summary »
Police Chief Paul Lanigan and David Small, a rabbi in Cameron, California, are friends and both solve crimes in the local town. They also spent many evenings socializing but the wives ... See full summary »
Frank Farady has spent 25 years in a South American jail for murdering his partner - a murder he didn't commit. He returns home to Los Angeles to find that his former secretary has given ... See full summary »
The NBC Mystery Movie was an "umbrella title" for one of many mystery series shown on a rotating basis in the same time slot on Sunday nights on NBC. The original three series featured were Columbo (1971), McMillan & Wife (1971) and McCloud (1970). Later, several other (often short-lived) series were added to the rotation including Hec Ramsey (1972), Amy Prentiss (1974), McCoy (1975), Quincy M.E. (1976), and _"Lanigan's Rabbi" (1977)_. The "wheel" concept proved so popular that NBC started a second night on Wednesdays, featuring Banacek (1972), Cool Million (1972), Madigan (1972), Faraday and Company (1973), Tenafly (1973), and _"The Snoop Sisters" (1973)_. Low ratings forced NBC to move the second wheel to Tuesdays, but it was still canceled in 1974. The Sunday wheel ran its course in 1978. Written by