Diagnosis: Murder (film series)

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Diagnosis: Murder
film series
Created byJoyce Burditt
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes5 TV films (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time~95 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFirst film series:
January 5, 1992 (1992-01-05) – February 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)
Second film series:
February 6, 2002 (2002-02-06) –
April 26, 2002 (2002-04-26)

The Diagnosis: Murder film series (1992–1993, 2002) is a series of five television films that aired as part of the CBS television series Diagnosis: Murder.

TV films (1992–1993)[edit]

The first three Diagnosis: Murder television films were broadcast on CBS between January 5, 1992 and February, 13 1993, before the premiere of television series. The Diagnosis: Murder television series subsequently premiered on CBS on October 29, 1993.

Cast[edit]

Films[edit]

Film
no.
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Diagnosis of Murder"Christopher HiblerDean Hargrove
Joyce Burditt
January 5, 1992 (1992-01-05)21.20[citation needed]

Dr. Mark Sloan investigates when a good friend (Bill Bixby) is accused of murdering his boss.

Special guest stars: Ken Kercheval, William Atherton, Brynn Thayer, and Mariette Hartley.
2"The House on Sycamore Street"Christian I. Nyby IIBruce Franklin SingerMay 1, 1992 (1992-05-01)15.60[citation needed]

One of Dr. Mark Sloan's old students apparently jumps off a tall building, falling to his death. But Sloan doesn't think he killed himself – Sloan thinks he was murdered.

Guest stars: David Warner, Mariette Hartley, George Hamilton, and Peter Scolari.
3"A Twist of the Knife"Jerry LondonGerry ConwayFebruary 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)16.10[citation needed]

An old girlfriend of Sloan's, Rachael Walters (Suzanne Pleshette), returns to the hospital to operate on a U.S. Senator. She deliberately infects the Senator with a staph infection, leading to his death. Mark suspects Rachael in the Senator's death, and decides to investigate his old flame.

Guest stars: Christina Pickles, and Ken Lerner.

TV films (2002)[edit]

The final episode of the Diagnosis: Murder television series aired on May 11, 2001. Two Diagnosis: Murder television films were broadcast on CBS after this, on February 6 and April, 26 2002.

Cast[edit]

Films[edit]

Film
no.
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
4"Town Without Pity"Christopher HiblerJoel SteigerFebruary 6, 2002 (2002-02-06)12.50[1]
Dr. Mark Sloan and his son Steve go to the desert to learn the fate of Mark's daughter and her new husband (Faran Tahir).
5"Without Warning"Christian I. Nyby IITeleplay by: Burt Prelutsky
Story by: Burt Prelutsky & Steve Brown
April 26, 2002 (2002-04-26)9.60[1]

A dead body washes up on the ocean. Steve's investigation leads to a farm with migrant workers. The migrant workers are dying from an unknown ailment and Mark struggles to find the cause.

Note: This is the final Diagnosis Murder television film. This is also the effective series finale.

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