Diagnosis Murder

Diagnosis Murder

American action-mystery-comedy-medical crime drama television series (1993-2001)
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Diagnosis Murder

Diagnosis Murder is an American action-comedy-mystery-medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by Van Dyke's real-life son Barry. The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman (Dr. Mark Sloan made his first appearance in episode 4.19 "It Never Entered My Mind"), became a series of three television films, and then a weekly television series that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. Joyce Burditt wrote the episode in Jake and the Fatman and is listed here as the creator of the spin off series.

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Diagnosis Murder
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United States
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English
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No. of seasons
8
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No. of episodes
178 + 5 TV movies + Pilot (list of episodes)
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Dean Hargrove
Fred Silverman
Dick Van Dyke
Lee Goldberg
Chris Abbott
William Rabkin
Michael Gleason
Tom Chehak
Gerald Sanoff
Joel Steiger
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45 minutes
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October 29, 1993 (1993-10-29)
May 11, 2001 (2001-05-11)
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  • When Victoria Rowell became pregnant during hiatus, her pregnancy was explained by having Amanda get married to a serviceman who was never seen on the show.
  • The character of Doctor Mark Sloan was first seen in an episode of Jake and the Fatman.
  • When Scott Baio left the show, his absence was explained by having his character, Jack Stewart, quit his job at Community General to start his own practice in Colorado.
  • In the 1999 episode "Gangland", it is revealed that Amanda was a foster child. Victoria Rowell, who played the character, was a foster child in real life.
  • Norman Briggs, the character played by Michael Tucci, was scheduled to be murdered by a man seeking revenge against Dr. Sloan in the 4th season finale "The Murder of Mark Sloan". Tucci begged producers not to kill him off and they agreed. The following season he was no longer on the show and no explanation was given as to where his character went.

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