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Murder, She Wrote(TV show/series, 1984-1996)

45min per episode | Genres: Mystery, Crime, Drama

Scripted Reality in 12 seasons with 264 episodes

Murder, She WroteRating: 3.6/5 (with 49 votes) 49
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 (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world. For her work on Murder, She Wrote, Lansbury was nominated for ten Golden Globes and 12 Emmy Awards, winning four Golden Globe awards. She holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations and wins for Best Actress in a television drama series and the most Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The series received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. It was nominated for a Golden Globe in the same category six times and won twice. After the series finished in 1996, four TV movies were released between 1997 and 2003. In 2009, a point-and-click video game was relea... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Murder, She Wrote

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

About Murder, She Wrote

An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.

Trailer for Murder, She Wrote + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Murder She Wrote Series Trailer - on DVD(Trailer, 0:38)

Murder, She Wrote Seasons and Episodes

09/21/1995Season 12 - 24 episodes
#1 | 09/21/1995Nailed
Gossip is rampant in a stylish Fifth Avenue beauty salon where an expert hair-dresser is involved in several intrigues.
#2 | 09/28/1995A Quaking in Aspen
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)
In Aspen, Colo, Jessica's friend, Laney, seems to be the best suspect in the murder of her husband, Grant Boswell.
#3 | 10/05/1995The Secret of Gila Junction
People in a sleepy Arizona town, are threatened by a truck- stop bandit and suspicious treasure hunters.
#4 | 10/12/1995Big Easy Murder
Jessica travels to New Orleans to research a new novel, but gets caught up in a series of voodoo killings.
#5 | 10/19/1995Home Care
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)
A nurse under a cloud comes to Cabot Cove. One of her patients is Jessica's best friend Maggie.
#6 | 11/02/1995Nan's Ghost (1)
A spooky story set in an old Irish castle where legend has it that there is a ghost and a hidden treasure.
#7 | 11/09/1995Nan's Ghost (2)
Jessica is trapped in the rat-infested dungeon of an ancient Irish castle, but uses her ingenuity to get rescued and find the treasure and a murderer.
#8 | 11/16/1995Shooting in Rome
A movie set in Rome is the setting for a more than they planned while filming a J.B. Fletcher novel.
#9 | 11/23/1995Deadly Bidding
Jessica agrees to go to New York to bid on a manuscript purportedly by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and while there, she gets mixed up in the murder of a local forger who had been involved in the theft of a priceless Degas painting two years earlier when she tries to help Charlie Garrett out of a jam.
#10 | 11/30/1995Frozen Stiff
What is the secret ingredient in the ice cream? Jessica means to find out and see that the donation for the literary foundation is paid as promised.
#11 | 12/14/1995Unwilling Witness
Jessica is called to testify before a grand jury after a victim's last phone call was traced to her number.
#12 | 01/04/1996Kendo Killing
Motorcycle racing in Osaka, Japan, puts a man's life in danger when he tries to wed a girl from a traditional Japanese family.
#13 | 01/07/1996Death Goes Double Platinum
The members of an up-and-coming Latin instrumental band get an offer they can't refuse just when they are getting noticed by a more reputable company.
#14 | 01/11/1996Murder in Tempo
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)
A much disliked singer gets a jolt from an electric guitar during a rehearsal for a rock concert benefit in Cabot Cove.
#15 | 02/01/1996The Dark Side of the Door
The victim of a childhood kidnapping sees more in the manuscript she is editing than coincidence would suggest.
#16 | 02/08/1996Murder Among Friends
A TV sitcom, Buds, turns out to be less friendly than the producer hoped.
#17 | 02/15/1996Something Foul in Flappieville
The puppets are dancing to a different tune, much to the dismay of the young designer.
#18 | 02/25/1996Track of a Soldier
The scene is a guest lodge in the Grand Tetons. Two of the guests are hiding secrets. Who has the diamond?
#19 | 03/28/1996Evidence of Malice
Deputy Andy bought a house with numerous defects from the victim and emerges as the chief suspect.
#20 | 04/04/1996Southern Double-Cross
Jessica is booked for a seminar in Australia when she gets word that she may have claim to an inheritance in the area--land used for sheep grazing. The natives are not all happy with this.
#21 | 04/28/1996Race To Death
Jessica is the honorary commodore of the World's Cup Race, featuring Kyle Kimball's Buccaneer and Ned Larkin's Free Spirit. There is much ill-will and Ned is injured, too much to skipper his craft. His daughter replaces him and then Kyle is killed. This is no way to run a regatta!
#22 | 05/05/1996What You Don't Know Can Kill You
Seth's niece returns to Cabot Cove for her wedding only to have her groom die ""accidentally"" before the event.
#23 | 05/12/1996Mrs. Parker's Revenge
Jessica somehow gets tangled in a situation involving a deadly virus and an arms deal.
#24 | 05/19/1996Death by Demographics
In San Francisco, a radio station's new manager is trying to change their image by firing every staff member who is past a certain age and playing music for teen-agers only.
09/25/1994Season 11 - 21 episodes
09/12/1993Season 10 - 21 episodes
09/20/1992Season 9 - 22 episodes
09/15/1991Season 8 - 22 episodes
09/16/1990Season 7 - 22 episodes
09/24/1989Season 6 - 22 episodes
10/23/1988Season 5 - 22 episodes
09/20/1987Season 4 - 22 episodes
09/28/1986Season 3 - 22 episodes
09/29/1985Season 2 - 22 episodes
09/30/1984Season 1 - 22 episodes
11/02/1997Specials - 4 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: California
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Hungarian (HU)
Translated into 20 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Indonesian (ID), Italian (IT), Lithuanian (LT), Polish (PL), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Ukrainian (UK)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 09/30/1984
Last episode released on: 05/19/1996
Cast: Angela Lansbury, Tom Bosley, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum, Michael Horton, Jerry Orbach, Len Cariou, Richard Paul, Julie Adams, Ruth Roman, Keith Michell, Wayne Rogers, Claude Akins, Gregg Henry, Bruce Gray, Geoffrey Lewis, Dakin Matthews, René Auberjonois, Dee Wallace, Charles Haid, Jackie Earle Haley, George Takei, Paul Sorvino, Sam Anderson, Fredric Lehne, Dwier Brown, Jessica Tuck, Ken Olandt, Talia Balsam, Constance Towers, Dennis Christopher, Ann Cusack, George Cheung, Tom Schanley, John Kapelos, Ralph Waite, Mary Beth Evans, Deborah Adair, Gloria Loring, Judith Chapman, Darlene Conley, Conrad Janis, Anne-Marie Johnson, Joy Garrett, Kerry Armstrong, Paul Benedict, Gregg Binkley, George Coe, Brynn Thayer, Richard Davalos, Gail Strickland, Garrett Morris, Julius Harris, Rosanna DeSoto, Reiner Schöne, Lisa Langlois, Gregory Walcott, Richard Libertini, Paul Burke, Denis Arndt, Dinah Manoff, Randolph Mantooth, William Lucking, Sam Behrens, Nanette Fabray, Eve Plumb, Jon Cypher, Ted Markland, Robert F. Lyons, Joe Santos, Max Gail, David Clennon, Gordon Thomson, Pat Crowley, Taina Elg, Jay Robinson, Lloyd Bochner, Aaron Lustig, Robert Walker, Jr., Guy Stockwell, Phyllis Thaxter, Vanessa Brown, Eddie Velez, Randee Heller, Ned Beatty, Pat Harrington, Hurd Hatfield, Norman Fell, Lisa Darr, Lucie Arnaz, Lisa Eichhorn, Belinda Montgomery, Pamela Roylance, France Nuyen, Bibi Besch, Season Hubley, Michael Fairman, Marj Dusay, Teri Austin, Mary Jo Catlett, Arthur Hill, Lance LeGault, Scott Lawrence, David Bradley, Candace Kita, David Groh, Henry Brandon, Sandahl Bergman, Robin Riker, Richard Kline, Stephanie Faracy, Thom Bierdz, Molly Hagan, Dick Sargent, Candice Azzara, Bobby Di Cicco, Vivian Blaine, Jayne Meadows, J. Downing, Barbara Bosson, Morgan Brittany, Charles Rocket, Cherie Currie, R. D. Call, Sheldon Leonard, Norman Alden, Amy Stoch, Jamie Rose, Jack Kehoe, Cesare Danova, Cameron Dye, Mills Watson, Cliff Osmond, Robin Gammell, Alan Hale, Jr., John Karlen, Arlene Golonka, Gavin MacLeod, David Huddleston, Gregory Sierra, Arte Johnson, Bernard White, Lauren Tewes, Richard Herd, Harold Sylvester, Erich Anderson, Stephen Elliott, Michael Ansara, Richard Cox, Sheb Wooley, Louise Latham, Raymond St. Jacques, Shaun Cassidy, Paul Carafotes, Nicholas Pryor, Barry Dennen, Donna Pescow, Audrey Meadows, Alan Oppenheimer, John McLiam, George Furth, William Prince, George Murdock, Don Brodie, Robert Sterling, John Davis Chandler, Joseph Ruskin, Lurene Tuttle, Madlyn Rhue, Ron Glass, Sean McClory, Richard Erdman, Ruta Lee, Alan Fudge, Timothy Williams, Julie St. Claire, Mason Adams, Derrick O'Connor, Connie Sawyer, Bruce Kirby, John Apicella, Paul Mantee, Jon Cedar, Laurence Luckinbill, Christopher Allport, Julia Campbell, Allan Miller, Stefan Gierasch, Basil Hoffman, John Dennis Johnston, Warren J. Kemmerling, Valerie Wildman, Daniel Pilon, Fran Ryan, Jennifer Runyon, Hallie Todd, James Warwick, Edson Stroll, Robert Lipton, Anne Schedeen, Robert Jayne, Robert Hogan, Joey Aresco, Barry Pearl, Kimberley Kates, Sal Landi, Steven Ford, Caitlyn Jenner, Glenn Taranto, Carol Lawrence, Elaine Giftos, Elizabeth Sung, Scott McGinnis, Jan Hoag, Erin Moran, John Alvin, Time Winters, Miles Chapin, Nancy Lee Grahn, William Phipps, Lee de Broux, Liz Sheridan, Jack Colvin, Sonny Bono, Yuji Okumoto, Victor Mohica, Elaine Joyce, Elvia Allman, Joe Dorsey, Don Galloway, Rosemary DeCamp, Joseph Cali, George Clooney, Sam Hennings, Lynne Moody, Arlen Dean Snyder, Joel Brooks, Francis Guinan, Joel Fabiani, John Bennett Perry, Marina Suma, Faith Minton, Lila Kaye, Maryann Plunkett, Julian Christopher, Garry Walberg, Anthony Geary, Penelope Windust, Aimée Eccles, Jack Bannon, Miriam Flynn, Tom Mason, Peter White, Peter J. Lucas, John O'Leary, Kerry Sherman, Renata Scott, Michael Swan, Lenore Kasdorf, Ellen Bry, Johnny Crawford, Melinda Culea, Dody Goodman, Daphne Maxwell Reid, John Livingston, Florence Henderson, Patience Cleveland, James Ingersoll, Robin Curtis, Trevor St. John, Simon Jones, Tim O'Connor, Matt Roe, Byron Mann, Eileen Seeley, Charles C. Stevenson Jr., Sally Kirkland, Herschel Bernardi, Jeri Ryan, David Doyle, Fritz Weaver, Beth Howland
Executive Producer: Angela Lansbury
Composer: John Addison

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