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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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Angela Lansbury ...  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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USA

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English

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30 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La reportera del crimen See more »

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California, USA See more »

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| (262 episodes) | (1 Episode) | (1 Episode)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Many viewers (as well as Angela Lansbury) believed that the move of the venerable show from Sunday to Thursday for the twelfth season, was a deliberate plan by CBS programming chief Leslie Moonves to kill it. After all, it was going up against Friends (1994), which was about to get super-show status. But everything Moonves tried in the Sunday slot failed so badly, that he wound up double-running this show on Thursdays and Sundays for the last few weeks of the regular season, and then for a summer of reruns. He had to place Touched by an Angel (1994) in the time slot the following fall to get a decent audience. The final season alludes to this, with episodes Murder, She Wrote: Murder Among Friends (1996) (featuring the ensemble cast of the fictional hit television series "Buds") and Murder, She Wrote: Death by Demographics (1996), the final regular edition, before the show switched to television movies. See more »

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Jessica Fletcher: [to Kitt and Grady] I don't want to see a surprise telegram that says "elopement."
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Referenced in 2 Broke Girls: And Hoarder Culture (2011) See more »

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Predictable,and yet highly entertaining.....
29 January 2003 | by chester-graySee 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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