Murder, She Wrote

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Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. read more

Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime, and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.

Original Release

09/30/1984 on CBS

US Release

09/30/1984

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Cast

Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher
William Link
Ron Masak
Louis Herthum
William Windom Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Tom Bosley
Ron Masak Sheriff Mort Metzger
Louis Herthum Deputy Andy Broom
Tom Bosley Sheriff Amos Tupper
Will Nye Deputy Floyd
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Nailed Thursday, 21 September 1995
2 A Quaking in Aspen Thursday, 28 September 1995
3 The Secret of Gila Junction Thursday, 05 October 1995
4 Big Easy Murder Thursday, 12 October 1995
5 Home Care Thursday, 19 October 1995
6 Nan's Ghost: Part 1 Thursday, 02 November 1995
7 Nan's Ghost: Part 2 Thursday, 09 November 1995
8 Shooting in Rome Thursday, 16 November 1995
9 Deadly Bidding Thursday, 23 November 1995
10 Frozen Stiff Thursday, 30 November 1995
11 Unwilling Witness Thursday, 14 December 1995
12 Kendo Killing Thursday, 04 January 1996
13 Death Goes Double Platinum Sunday, 07 January 1996
14 Murder in Tempo Thursday, 11 January 1996
15 The Dark Side of the Door Thursday, 01 February 1996
16 Murder Among Friends Thursday, 08 February 1996
17 Something Foul in Flappieville Thursday, 15 February 1996
18 Track of a Soldier Sunday, 25 February 1996
19 Evidence of Malice Thursday, 28 March 1996
20 Southern Double-Cross Thursday, 04 April 1996
21 Race to Death Sunday, 28 April 1996
22 What You Don't Know Can Kill You Sunday, 05 May 1996
23 Mrs. Parker's Revenge Sunday, 12 May 1996
24 Death by Demographics Sunday, 19 May 1996
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Directors

Anthony Pullen Shaw, Walter Grauman, Vincent McEveety, Seymour Robbie, Jerry Jameson, John Llewellyn Moxey, Peter Crane, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Allen Reisner, Kevin G. Cremin, Nick Havinga, Peter Salim, Kevin Corcoran, Chuck Bowman, Michael J. Lynch, Don Mischer, David Moessinger, Robert M. Williams Jr., Edward M. Abroms, Michael A. Hoey, Alan Cooke, Lee Smith, Philip Leacock, Alexander Singer, Richard A. Colla, Paul Lazarus, Corey Allen, Paul Lynch, Charles S. Dubin, Hy Averback, E.W. Swackhamer, David Hemmings, John Astin

Writers

Robert Van Scoyk, Robert E. Swanson, Peter S. Fischer, Donald Ross, Philip Gerson, Tom Sawyer, Bruce Lansbury, Chris Manheim, Laurence Heath, Gerald K. Siegel, Mark A. Burley, Paul Savage, J. Michael Straczynski, Jerrold L. Ludwig, Mary Ann Kasica, Michael Scheff, Lynne Kelsey, J. Miyoko Hensley, Steven Hensley, Paul Schiffer, Dick Nelson, William Bigelow, David Moessinger, Robert Hamner, Rick Mittleman, Craig W. Van Sickle, Steven Long Mitchell, Linda Shank, Mark Giles, Carlton Hollander, Lisa Stotsky, Wendy Graf, Paul W. Cooper, Philip John Taylor, Jackson Gillis, James L. Novack, R. Barker Price, Arthur Weingarten, Larry DiTillio, David Carren, Michael Berlin, Larry Scott Anderson, Tracy Friedman, Steve Stoliar, David Thoreau, Bob Shayne, John D.F. Black, Danna Doyle, Robert Brennan, Si Rose, Oliver Hailey, David Abramowitz, Gerry Day, Robert B. Sherman, Debbie Smith, Steve Brown, John Kennedy, Richard Stanley, Scott Shepherd, Eric Houston, Charles Leinenweber, Peter Barwood, Whitney Wherrett Roberson, Kenneth Alan Berg, Jo William Phillip, Michael McGough, Cynthia Deming, William J. Royce, Chuck Bowman, J. Larry Carroll, Dan Wilcox, Anne Collins, Lisa Seidman, David Bennett Carren, Carleton Eastlake, Gerald Di Pego, Eric Estrin, Ralph Meyering Jr., Arthur Marks, Jerry Ross

Creators

Richard Levinson, William Link, Peter S. Fischer

Cast

Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher
William Link
Ron Masak
Louis Herthum
William Windom Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Tom Bosley
Ron Masak Sheriff Mort Metzger
Louis Herthum Deputy Andy Broom
Tom Bosley Sheriff Amos Tupper
Will Nye Deputy Floyd
Michael Horton Grady Fletcher
Julie Adams Eve Simpson
Keith Michell Dennis Stanton
Richard Paul Mayor Sam Booth
Conrad Hurtt Cop
Len Cariou Michael Hagarty
Hallie Todd Rhoda Markowitz
Jerry Orbach Harry McGraw
Leonard Lightfoot Detective Henderson
Len Cariou

Producers

Editors

Michael J. Lynch, Donald Douglas, Ellen Ring Jacobson, William Turro, Ed Guidotti, Bill Luciano, Buford F. Hayes, Joe Morrisey, Jack Horger, John C. Horger, Ray Daniels, Thomas Petersen, Michael Renaud

1996EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Series Nominated
1996EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1995Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1995EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Series Nominated
1995EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Costuming for a Series Nominated
1995EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1995EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1994EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics Nominated
1994EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1993Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1993EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Costuming for a Series Nominated
1993EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1993EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1992Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Won
1992EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Series Nominated
1992EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1991Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Series Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1990Golden GlobeBest Television Series - Drama Nominated
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