Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 30, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Murder, She Wrote

Former substitute 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.

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12x24 Death by Demographics Aired: May. 19, 1996

- When a San Francisco radio station decides to change its format to be geared towards teenagers, the promoter of an up and coming DJ winds …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 12 seasons and 264 episodes air between 1984 and 1996.

Show Update

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NBC Scrapping 'Murder She Wrote' Reboot
Back in October, news was revealed that NBC was prepping a reboot of the classic Angela Lansbury series Murder, She Wrote, and that Oscar winner Octavia Spencer was attached to star. At the time the news broke it was also greeted by a deluge of negative sentiment. Because of this NBC will not be moving forward with the project, although there is a slim chance that the idea may be revisited in the future.

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  • Angela Lansbury also played Jessica's look-alike cousin Emma, who was a performer on the London stage.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Jessica sneaks into Ashley's office, the double light switch on the wall had the left switch up, and the right switch down, and the lights were off. When Jessica…
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    Goof (continuity error): When Jessica sneaks into Ashley's office, the double light switch on the wall had the left switch up, and the right switch down, and the lights were off. When Jessica peaks down the hall (because she hears Ashley coming), both light switches are up, but the lights are still off in the office. When Ashley comes in, she changes one switch and the office lights go on (but we can't see which switch she changes). When Ashley leaves the office, she flips the right switch down and the lights go off.
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  • Series star Angela Lansbury and co-creator/producer Peter S. Fischer weren't particularly fond of one another, with numerous magazine articles documenting how overworked Lansbury was and how…
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    Series star Angela Lansbury and co-creator/producer Peter S. Fischer weren't particularly fond of one another, with numerous magazine articles documenting how overworked Lansbury was and how she would insist on numerous revisions to her character. In fact, Lansbury was rumored ready to quit after her contract expired at the end of the fifth season, and the season-ending two-parter was supposed to be the series finale. When Lansbury decided at the last moment to come back after all (with much prodding from CBS, which desperately needed the hit show to stay on), Fischer had to rewrite the entire script. For the final episode of the seventh season, Fischer (on his way out the door; Lansbury had been promised the job of executive producer after a transition year under David Moessinger, whom she also didn't like) had two versions of the last scene filmed: one where Jessica nods in agreement to Harry McGraw's "And that's all she wrote" and one where she winks at the audience, saying she'll come back.
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