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Murder, She Wrote 

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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.
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1996   1995   1994   1993   1992   1991   … See all »
Won 6 Golden Globes. Another 26 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Jessica Fletcher / ... 264 episodes, 1984-1996
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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 Mike Hatchett <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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Tonight on Murder She Wrote

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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30 September 1984 (USA)  »

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La reportera del crimen  »

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Murder, She Wrote (1984) became the longest running American primetime scripted series then on the air after Cheers (1982) ended on May 20, 1993 and retained that status until its final episode on May 19, 1996. It was succeeded by Married with Children (1986). It remains the last drama series to have held this distinction as Married with Children (1986), Murphy Brown (1988), Family Matters (1989) and The Simpsons (1989) are all sitcoms. See more »

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[repeated line]
Jessica Fletcher: That's odd.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jim Parsons/Beck (2014) See more »

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Predictable,and yet highly entertaining.....
29 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Murder, She Wrote ranks #1 in the drama series category, and around #4 in the greatest shows of all time, right behind M*A*S*H*, All in the Family and Maude. I liked Jessica Fletcher, but also the antics of her crusty doctor friend, Seth Hazlitt, and the Sheriff. The sheer greatness of this show explains its long TV life of 12 seasons.

Angela Lansbury and William Windom both play the part to a T. I still enjoy watching seemingly endless reruns daily of the show on A&E.


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