Angela Lansbury made famous the former high school English teacher and famed mystery writer, Jessica Beatrice (J.B.) Fletcher from 1984-1996. Living in small town Cabot Cove on the coast of Maine, Jessica had an inexhaustible list of friends and relatives scattered around the country and for 12 seasons the widowed Mrs. Fletcher’s penchant for solving crimes led her into some strange and surprising situations.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Murder, She Wrote will be pre-empted on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8 only as we bring you a special event presentation of My Hope with Billy Graham. Murder, She Wrote will return to its normal time slot on Monday, Nov. 11.
Over its twelve year run Murder, She Wrote received numerous award nominations. Angela Lansbury herself holds the record for the most Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series with twelve, one for each season. Murder, She Wrote has been syndicated in over 40 countries.
#3-16: The Cemetery Vote
Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica tries to unravel two murders connected with political graft and gambling.
#3-17: No Accounting For Murder
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica helps Grady Fletcher solve the murder of his boss while dealing with a ‘phantom’ which haunts the building. Guest star: Michael Horton.
#3-18: Crossed Up
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica is bedridden and overhears a murder plot on the telephone. Guest star: Tony Dow.
#3-19: Magnum On Ice
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
In a crossover with Magnum P.I., Jessica’s vacation in Hawaii is spent trying to prove Magnum is innocent of two cold-blooded murders. Guest star: Tom Selleck.
#3-20: Murder in a Minor Key
Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Three bright young college graduate students find themselves immersed in plagiarism, intrigue and murder as Jessica narrates her latest novel. Guest stars: Shaun Cassidy, Paul Clemens and Dinah Manoff.
#3-21: Simon Says Colour Me Dead
Monday, September 2, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica tries to prove a woman’s innocence in the murder of a famous artist. Tess Harper, Foster Brooks and Diane Baker guest star.
#3-22: The Days Dwindle Down
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica researches a thirty-year-old murder for which an innocent man spent time in prison. Harry Morgan (M*A*S*H) guest stars.
#4-1: Trouble in Eden
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Posing as a recently deceased woman’s sister, Jessica travels to the small town of Eden and discovers it is far from paradise. Guest stars: Joan Caulfield and Tricia O’Neil.
#4-2: Harbinger of Death
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica, invited to witness the reappearance of a mysterious comet, finds herself caught up in astronomy and murder. Guest stars: Dean Jones and Steven Ford.
#4-3: A Fashionable Way to Die
Friday, September 6, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica visits an old friend in Paris and becomes involved in the investigation of the death of an underworld figure dealing in high fashion. Guest stars: Barbara Rush, Juliet Prowse.
#4-4: When Thieves Fall Out
Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica investigates a twenty-year-old murder which involves her close friends and ex-students. Guests stars: Kenneth McMillan, John Glover.
#4-5: A Very Good Year For Murder
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
When murder intrudes on a wealthy vintner’s 75th birthday party, Jessica begins one of the most personally difficult investigations of her career. Guest stars: Eli Wallach, Kristian Alfonso and John Saxon.
#4-6: Indian Giver
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
The residents in Cabot Cove become concerned when a Native American produces a land grant stating that the town and surrounding land belong to him. Guest stars: Bernie White, Theodore Bikel, Gary Lockwood and Charles Siebert.
#4-7: Murder Through the Looking…
Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica hears the confession of a dying hitman who is connected to a recent murder, which involves her in a highly confidential government plot tied to international intrigue. Guest stars: Karen Valentine and Cliff DeYoung.
#4-8: Old Habits Never Die
Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica joins forces with her old friend, a Mother Superior, to solve the murder of a nun who harboured a fifteen year old secret. Guests: Jane Powell, Eileen Brennan and Audrey Totter.
#4-9: If It’s Thursday I’ll…
Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica and Amos investigate the death of his night deputy’s wife and learn he went beyond the call of duty in servicing Cabot Cove’s lonely ladies. Guest stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gloria DeHaven, Ruth Gordon and Dody Goodman.
#4-10: Way to Dusty Death
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica tries to unravel the intrigues and power struggles of the board room when the Chairman of Barnett Industries is murdered. Guest stars: Cornel Wilde, Nancy Dussault, Jenilee Harrison and Richard Jaeckel.
#4-11: Witness for the Defense
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica is summoned to Quebec to serve as a witness for the defence of her friend who is charged with murder. Guest stars: Christopher Allport, Claire Trevor, Patrick McGoohan and Juliet Mills.
#4-12: Mourning Among the Wisterias
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
A famous ailing playwright proposes marriage to Jessica Fletcher and then finds himself charged with the murder of his business manager. Guest stars: Barry Nelson, Lois Nettleton, Rene Auberjonois and Frank Gorshin.
#4-13: It Runs in the Family
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Emma MacGill is a colourful dance hall performer, and she is also Jessica Fletcher’s cousin who is forced to solve the murder of a wealthy friend. Guest stars: Richard Johnson, Anthony Newley and Mark Lindsay Chapman.
#4-14: Doom With A View
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
While staying at a opulent hotel, courtesy of Grady’s fraternity brother Gary, Jessica must clear Grady of a woman’s murder that is tied to Gary’s past. Guest stars: Janet Leigh and Charlotte Rae.
#4-15: Showdown in Saskatchewan
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
While keeping an eye on her niece, who is traveling the rodeo circuit, Jessica becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. Guest stars: Kristy McNichol and Paul Le Mat.
#4-16: Steal Me A Story
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica learns that the plot of her new book has been stolen and will be used for an episode of a TV series. At the same time, she tries to solve the murder of the series’ executive producer. Guest stars: Doug McClure, Gail Strickland and Ken Swofford.
#4-17: The Body Politics
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Jessica moonlights as a campaign speech writer for her friend Kathleen Lane, only to become involved in clearing Kathleen of her campaign manager’s murder. Shirley Jones and Eddie Albert guest star.
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
A murder investigation ensues when a critic, who gave a rave review to a Broadway play based on Jessica’s novel, turns up dead. Guest stars: Dean Stockwell, Rich Little, Lloyd Bochner.
#4-19: Curse of the Daanau
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Seth’s deals with the murder of his brother, Richard – and the mystery of a stolen pendant’s curse. Larry Linville and Clive Revill guest star.