Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 15, 1971
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
120 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Columbo

Peter Falk took home back-to-back Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the indefatigable Lt. Columbo during the show’s fifth season in 1975-76, and the series itself earned two Emmy nominations, which should give an indication of the quality of the episodes.

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10x14 Columbo Likes the Nightlife Aired: Jan. 30, 2003

Columbo finds himself in the unlikeliest of places — the Los Angeles rave scene — as he investigates the supposed "suicide" of a tabloid …

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The show had 10 seasons and 69 episodes air between 1971 and 2003.

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  • Produced as a second pilot for Columbo three years after Prescription: Murder (1968) (TV). Its success led to "Columbo" being made part of a rotating Mystery Movie wheel of programs for most…
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    Produced as a second pilot for Columbo three years after Prescription: Murder (1968) (TV). Its success led to "Columbo" being made part of a rotating Mystery Movie wheel of programs for most of the 1970s.
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  • Columbo's first name is never uttered throughout the series. In one episode, however, his badge was briefly shown, listing his full name as Frank Columbo. A Canadian trivia game once claimed…
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    Columbo's first name is never uttered throughout the series. In one episode, however, his badge was briefly shown, listing his full name as Frank Columbo. A Canadian trivia game once claimed his first name was "Phillip". Series co-creator William Link has said that as far as he is concerned, neither one is correct and Colombo has NO first name besides "Lieutenant".
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  • Despite being "Columbo" an actual Italian last name, in Italy character and series name has been changed to "Colombo".
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