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.
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.
Monday, August 4 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “One Good Bid Deserves Another”
Jessica becomes involved in a popular actor’s murder, which centers around a beautiful woman’s tragic past. Guest star: Karen Black.
Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Menace Anyone?”
A tennis star is killed by a bomb planted in his girlfriend’s car. Guest: Van Johnson.
Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Keep the Home Fires Burning”
Jessica and Amos investigate a murder at the Joshua Peabody Inn. Guest star: Alan Young.
Thursday, August 7 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “If a Body Meets a Body”
Jessica and Amos track down two dead bodies which disappear and reappear.
Friday, August 8 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Powder Keg”
Jessica helps a friend and fellow writer’s son who is falsely accused of murder.
Monday, August 11 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Perfect Foil”
Jessica must help a distant cousin charged with a bizarre murder in the middle of the colourful New Orleans Mardi Gras.
Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Frame Fits”
Jessica unravels the mysterious theft of a painting and the murder of Julia, the daughter of an old friend. Guest star: Audrey Meadows.
Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Deadline for Murder”
Jessica uncovers the shady past of a corrupt newspaper publisher. Guest: Harry Guardino.
Thursday, August 14 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Dead Man’s Gold”
Jessica must help an old friend when accidents and murder hinder his expedition to dive for buried treasure. Leslie Nielsen guest stars.
Friday, August 15 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Unfinished Business”
Jessica must help Seth, who is a suspect in a ten-year-old murder case.
Monday, August 18 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Death Stalks the Big Top, Pt. 1″
In the two-part season premiere, Jessica’s search for a relative long believed dead leads her to the circus – and murder under the big top. Part 1 of 2. Jackie Cooper guest stars.
Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Death Stalks the Big Top, Pt. 2″
Jessica puts her own life on the line while trying to prove her brother-in-law’s innocence. Part 2 of 2. Jackie Cooper guest stars.
Wednesday, August 20 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Night of the Headless Horseman”
Dorian, a shy lovelorn poet who has been the victim of ridicule by a “Headless Horseman” becomes the prime murder suspect when his tormentor’s decapitated body is found. Guest stars: Thom Bray, Barry Williams and Fritz Weaver.
Thursday, August 21 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “One White Rose for Death”
Jessica is unwillingly caught up in political espionage. Len Cariou and Jenny Agutter guest star.
Friday, August 22 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Corned Beef and Carnage”
Jessica’s niece is in the thick of corporate intrigue and murder. Genie Francis guest stars.
Monday, August 25 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder She Spoke”
While recording a mystery book for the blind, Jessica must prove the innocence of her record producer in the murder of the man responsible for his blindness. With Michael Cole, Charlie Daniels and Jonna Lee.
Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Bottom Line is Murder”
In order to help a friend arrested for murder, Jessica investigates behind the scenes of a consumer activist show. George Takei and Rod McCary guest star.
Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Obituary for Dead Anchor”
Jessica’s beloved Cabot Cove is placed under the spotlight and in front of the camera when a television producer of a popular news show is murdered. Guest stars: Chad Everett, Abby Dalton.
Thursday, August 28 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Death Take a Drive”
Jessica enters the world of boxing in order to help a friend who is arrested for the murder of a devious manager. Guests: LeVar Burton, Ernest Borgnine.
Friday, August 29 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “No Laughing Matter”
Jessica tries to resolve a feud between two famous stand-up comedians, but murder takes center stage. Buddy Hackett, Steve Lawrence guest star.
Monday, Sept. 1 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Corpse Flew First Class”
When a flight to London is plagued by murder and the disappearance of a priceless necklace, Jessica must help Scotland Yard unravel the mystery. Kate Mulgrew guest stars.
Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Stage Struck”
Opening night of a comedy bound for Broadway with two famous flamboyant stars delivers death and drama. Eleanor Parker, Edward Mulhare, Ann Turkel and Bob Hastings guest star.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Cemetery Vote”
Jessica tries to unravel two murders connected with political graft and gambling.
Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “No Accounting for Murder”
Jessica helps Grady Fletcher solve the murder of his boss while dealing with a ‘phantom’ which haunts the building. Michael Horton guest stars.
Friday, Sept. 5 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Crossed Up”
Jessica is bedridden and overhears a murder plot on the telephone. Guest star: Tony Dow.