Diagnosis Murder

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Diagnosis Murder
Diagnosis Murder-Cast.jpg
Premiere October 29, 1993
Finale May 11, 2001
Creator Joyce Burditt
Network CBS
Style 60-minute crime / mystery drama
Company Dean Hargrove Productions
The Fred Silverman Company
Viacom Productions
Seasons 8
Episodes 178
Origin USA

Diagnosis Murder is a crime / mystery drama that aired on CBS.

The plot centered around Dr. Mark Sloan (played by Dick Van Dyke), a renowned physician who occasionally worked for the local police department as a consultant, and who could not resist a good mystery or a friend in need. Those cases often involved his son, Detective Steve Sloan (played by Barry Van Dyke). Helping him was his friend Norman Briggs (played by Michael Tucci in seasons in 1-4), a hospital administrator. Also assisting Dr. Sloan were his colleagues, medical examiner/pathologist Dr. Amanda Bentley (played by Victoria Rowell) and Dr. Jack Stewart (played by Scott Baio in the first two seasons), who later left and was replaced by a new resident, Dr. Jesse Travis (played by Charlie Schlatter from season 3 onwards).

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dick Van Dyke Dr. Mark Sloan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Scott Baio Dr. Jack Stewart 1 2 4
Victoria Rowell Dr. Amanda Bentley 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Charlie Schlatter Dr. Jesse Travis 3 4 5 6 7 8
Barry Van Dyke Lt. Det. Steve Sloan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Michael Tucci Norman Briggs 1 2 3 4
Delores Hall Nurse Delores Mitchell 1 2
Kevin McNally EMT Will Sanders 5 6 7 8
Kim Little Nurse Susan Hilliard 5 6
Charmin Lee Det. Cheryl Banks 7 8
Shane Van Dyke Alex Smith 7 8
Joanna Cassidy Dr. Madison Wesley 7

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One October 29, 1993 May 13, 1994 19
Season Two September 16, 1994 May 5, 1995 22
Season Three December 8, 1995 May 3, 1996 18
Season Four September 19, 1996 May 8, 1997 26
Season Five September 18, 1997 May 14, 1998 25
Season Six September 24, 1998 May 13, 1999 22
Season Seven September 23, 1999 May 11, 2000 24
Season Eight October 12, 2000 May 11, 2001 22

Telefilms

Title Network Airdate
A Diagnosis of Murder CBS January 5, 1992
The House on Sycamore Street CBS May 1, 1992
A Twist of the Knife CBS February 13, 1993
A Town Without Pity CBS February 6, 2002
Without Warning CBS April 26, 2002

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete 1st Season September 12, 2006 5 purchase
The Second Season June 12, 2007 6 purchase
The Third Season December 4, 2007 5 purchase
The Fourth Season - Part One July 30, 2013 3 purchase
The Fourth Season - Part Two July 30, 2013 3 purchase
The Fifth Season October 1, 2013 7 purchase
The Sixth Season November 26, 2013 6 purchase
The Seventh Season February 11, 2014 6 purchase
The Eighth Season May 27, 2014 6 purchase
Episode Collections
Television Movie Collection June 26, 2012 3 purchase
Complete Series
The Complete Collection November 12, 2013 51 purchase

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