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
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.



No. in
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