Diagnosis: Murder (season 1)

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Diagnosis: Murder (season 1)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19 + Pilot + 5 TV movies
Release
Original network CBS
Original release October 29, 1993 (1993-10-29) – May 13, 1994 (1994-05-13)
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List of Diagnosis: Murder episodes

Diagnosis: Murder's first season originally aired Fridays at 8:00-9:00 pm (EST).[1][2] The season was released on DVD by Paramount Home Video. It included the pilot "It Never Entered My Mind" from Jake and The Fatman.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Miracle Cure" Michael Lange James Kramer October 29, 1993 (1993-10-29)

Dr. Mark Sloan investigates a hit-and-run death that may involve a priest's confessional. Guest Stars: Robert Guillaume, and Sylvia Sidney.

Murderer: Father David Morrissey
2 2 "Amnesia" Michael Lange Teleplay by: Joyce Burditt
Story by: Joyce Burditt and David Hoffman & Leslie Daryl Zerg
November 5, 1993 (1993-11-05)

A patient claims to be an amnesiac, but Sloan's probing of her past leads to a mob boss and the possibility that she's plotting to murder a hospitalized senator.

Murderer: Amy Westin
3 3 "Murder at the Telethon" Anson Williams Vance DeGeneres November 12, 1993 (1993-11-12)

A comedian who was hosting a telethon for the hospital is murdered, so Sloan investigates. Guest Stars: Dom Deluise, Dick Martin, Granville Vandusen, Steven Anderson, Dick Van Patten, and Joyce Van Patten.

Murderer: Monty Emerson
4 4 "Inheritance of Death" Frank Thackery Gerry Conway November 19, 1993 (1993-11-19)

A millionaire dies after declaring his intention to leave his money to the hospital - and Sloan suspects the man's offspring.
Note: In addition to Sloan, Dick Van Dyke plays the millionaire Johnathan Nash and his Sons Julian Nash and J. Edison Nash and his Daughter Judith Nash. Guest Star: Michael Champion

Murderer: Dr. Julian Nash
5 5 "The 13 Million Dollar Man" Anson Williams Gordon T. Dawson December 3, 1993 (1993-12-03)

When a dying man gives him a lottery ticket worth millions, Sloan must fight his way through competing claims in order to give the money to charity. Guest Star: Ken Kercheval

Murderer: Alex Redlin
6 6 "Vanishing Act: Part 1" Christian I. Nyby II Bruce Franklin Singer December 10, 1993 (1993-12-10)

Steve is framed for the murder of an internal-affairs officer. Guest Star: Richard Gant, Dennis Lipscomb, John Beck, and Boyd Kestner.

Murderer: Not Revealed until part 2
7 7 "Vanishing Act: Part 2" Christian I. Nyby II Bruce Franklin Singer December 17, 1993 (1993-12-17)

Sloan and Jack use connections to the underworld to figure out who set up Steve for murder. Guest Stars: Richard Gant, Boyd Kestner, John Beck, and Don Gordon

Murderer: Eugene Vickers
8 8 "Shanda's Song" Neema Barnette Craig Volk January 7, 1994 (1994-01-07)

Sloan hunts for the stalker of a female pop star.

Murderer: Shanda
9 9 "The Restless Remains" Christian I. Nyby II Teleplay by: Robert Schlitt
Story by: John Hill
January 14, 1994 (1994-01-14)

The body of an infomercial financial guru disappears without a trace. Guest Stars: Ned Romero

Murderer: Meg Westlin
10 10 "Murder with Mirrors" Anson Williams Gerry Conway January 21, 1994 (1994-01-21)

Sloan works to clear a friend in the murder of a magician. Special Guest Star: Emma Samms Guest Stars: Ray Buktenica, Jack Laufer, and Mitchell Whitfield.

Murderer: David Baldwin
11 11 "Flashdance with Death" Christian I. Nyby II Gerry Conway January 28, 1994 (1994-01-28)

Sloan uses a few leads to find out who's responsible for the death of a dance studio's unfavorable co-owner. Guest Stars: Paula Marshall, and Kristoff St. John. Watch for a dancer called Shannon, played by Elizabeth Berkley, star of Showgirls.

Murderer: Cindy Martin
12 12 "Reunion with Murder" Anson Williams Robin Madden February 4, 1994 (1994-02-04)

Amanda is suspected of murdering an old college roommate who had written a tell-all book about her sorority sisters. Note: The dog that Amanda adopts she names "Yoda".

Murderer: Bobbi Burton
13 13 "Lily" Frank Thackery Gerry Conway March 4, 1994 (1994-03-04)

When a call girl who was blackmailing some of her clients ends up dead, Mark sorts through her clients to find out who killed her. Guest Star: Gerald Mcraney

Murderer: Andy Ruggio
14 14 "Guardian Angel" Christian I. Nyby II Bruce Franklin Singer April 1, 1994 (1994-04-01)

After the mayor is murdered, Sloan investigates the peculiar behavior of the politician's widow. Guest Star: James McEachin, who plays the police Lt. Frank Daniels in six episodes of Matlock (TV series). (He plays a derelict in this episode.)

Murderer: Lauren Ridgeway
15 15 "Nirvana" Christian I. Nyby II Peter Dunne April 8, 1994 (1994-04-08)

Sloan follows a few leads to a spa in his investigation of a con man's murder.

Murderer: Chet Brooks
16 16 "Broadcast Blues" Christian I. Nyby II James Kramer April 15, 1994 (1994-04-15)

A convict that Sloan examines takes everyone at the hospital hostage - and two deaths occur during the situation.

Murderer: Tom Harvey
17 17 "Shaker" Alan Myerson Gerry Conway April 29, 1994 (1994-04-29)

Sloan suspects foul play after a friend dies in an earthquake. Guest Star: Allan Miller

Murderer: Rick Bennett
18 18 "The Plague" Peter Ellis Gerry Conway May 6, 1994 (1994-05-06)

Sloan comes to suspect that someone could have deliberately exposed a hit man to bubonic plague. Guest Stars: Julie Sommars (Julie March in the TV Series Matlock), and David Froman (Lieutenant Bob Brooks in Matlock).

Murderer: Regina Baylor
19 19 "Sister Michael Wants You" Leo Penn Joyce Burditt May 13, 1994 (1994-05-13)

Sloan goes undercover as a priest to help a nun catch a murderer in her convent. Guest Stars: Delta Burke.

Murderer: Sister Regina

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