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

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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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  • In the pilot episode, the welcome-to-Cabot-Cove sign lists the town's population as 3560.
  • Many viewers (and Angela Lansbury herself) believed that the move of the venerable show from Sunday to Thursday for the twelfth season was a deliberate plan by CBS programming chief Leslie…
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    Many viewers (and Angela Lansbury herself) believed that the move of the venerable show from Sunday to Thursday for the twelfth season was a deliberate plan by CBS programming chief Leslie Moonves to kill it. After all, it was going up against "Friends," which was about to get super-show status. But everything Moonves tried in the Sunday slot failed so badly that he wound up double-running "Murder, She Wrote" on Thursdays and Sundays for the last few weeks of the regular season and then for a summer of reruns. He had to place "Touched by an Angel" in the time slot the following fall to get a decent audience. The final season alludes to this with episodes tellingly titled "Murder Among Friends" (featuring the ensemble cast of hit TV series "Buds") and "Death By Demographics" - the final regular edition before the show switched to TV Movies.
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  • {Jack and Bill (#6.5)}_ and {Murder -- According to Maggie (#6.17)}_ are apparently pilots for other shows that were broadcast as "Murder She Wrote" episodes, apparently in an attempt to…
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    {Jack and Bill (#6.5)}_ and {Murder -- According to Maggie (#6.17)}_ are apparently pilots for other shows that were broadcast as "Murder She Wrote" episodes, apparently in an attempt to create a spin-off. The only successful spin off of this series was "The Law and Harry McGraw" (1987).
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