Jessica is filming her PBS documentary series on murder mysteries but the real action seems to be nearby on the set of Buds, the number 1 hit comedy on television about 6 young people living in New York. The show's producer, Ricki Vardian, is under pressure to reduce costs and let's it be known that 1 of the 6 stars of the show is to be written out with a cliffhanger in the last episode. She refuses to say who the 'victim' will be, however. Some on the show would like to be cut allowing them to pursue other interests but for most, their greatest fear is the unemployment line. Vicki isn't well liked by anyone, including her husband, so there is no shortage of suspects for Jessica to look over when Vicki is found dead in her office on the last day of shooting.
Did You Know?
The theme song for the fictitious show "Buds" (playing after Murder She Wrote intro) is very similar the theme song for the sitcom Friends
(1994) which is a similar show to "Buds" See more
Oh, the network's driving me crazy, Vince. We're the number one series on TV. And just to save a few pennies they're bugging me to eliminate some of the series regulars. I told them, forget it.
References Strangers on a Train