Diagnosis: Murder (film series)

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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.



TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
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.



TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
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 IIStory by : Burt Prelutsky & Steve Brown
Teleplay by : Burt Prelutsky
April 26, 2002 (2002-04-26)9.60[1]

A dead body washes up by 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.


  1. ^ a b "Diagnosis Murder - Series - Episode List - TV Tango". www.tvtango.com. Retrieved Apr 4, 2021.