Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.
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1980   1979  
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Complete series cast summary:
Kate Mulgrew ...  Kate Callahan / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Lili Haydn ...  Jenny Callahan / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Henry Jones ...  Josh Alden 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Don Stroud ...  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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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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Kate Columbo See more »

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| (13 episodes)

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Kate Mulgrew was born April 29, 1955 and hadn't yet turned 24, by the time the show made its debut in 1979. The character of Mrs. Columbo had been referenced since Lieutenant Columbo's first appearance in 1968, when Mulgrew would've been 13 years old. See more »

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

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I love this show

I love "Mrs. Columbo". I know mine is a minority opinion, but the real reason I love this show is because I adore Kate Mulgrew. And I adore her mainly because she played the first - and best - Mary Ryan, on "Ryan's Hope". I enjoyed these mysteries, light, fun, frivolous - seventies television was formulaic but the formulas were soothing and enjoyable! The writing is always fine, direction sturdy, and solid strong guest stars - I think the show would have been better off not saying she was "Mrs. Columbo", since it was not believable that Columbo's wife would be this much younger than he is (Kate Mulgrew was only in her mid-twenties).

So this show is a light way to pass some time and just as enjoyable as any other formulaic mystery show from the 1970's, if not has well known or loved. (:


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