With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo takes on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom make one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.
Often called on to investigate high profile murders that involved the rich and famous, Columbo has a habit of nabbing culprits just as they think they’re going to get away with murder, by either trapping them or finding enough evidence to force a confession.
COLUMBO IS ON THE MOVE!
Starting on Sept. 1, 2014, each movie-length episode of Columbo will be presented in two parts, airing one night after the other. As a result, you’ll now be able to enjoy the detective’s inimitable crime-solving style four nights a week, from Monday to Thursday at 8pm, right after Murder She Wrote at 7pm ET. Check the episode list below to see which puzzling scenarios he’ll be faced with this fall!
Mar. 2 & 3 | Uneasy Lies the Crown
While investigating the death of a popular actor, Columbo must outwit a cunning dentist, who has up his wife for murder in order to keep up his image and expensive lifestyle.
Mar. 4 & 5 | Murder in Malibu
An ambitious womanizer, rejected by the romance novelist he planned to marry, ends the story she was writing with a gun and makes the murder look like robbery gone awry.
Mar. 9 & 10 | Columbo Goes to College
Lt. Columbo is invited as guest speaker in a Criminology course and squares off against two cunning students, who are confident they have duped the lieutenant with various leads, when their professor is found murdered.
Mar. 11 & 12 | No Time to Die
Columbo’s nephew Andy Parma marries Melissa Hays, and after their lavish wedding reception, Melissa disappears mysteriously.
Mar. 16 & 17 | Bird in the Hand
From the Vegas Strip to the football field, gambling and power lead to three deaths investigated by Lt. Columbo.
Mar. 18 & 19 | Undercover
Missing pieces of a vital photograph lead Columbo down a trail of murder. Along the way the wily detective resorts to various disguises as he conducts a complicated underworld investigation.
Mar. 23 & 24 | Strange Bedfellows
When a man kills his brother, who is squandering away the family fortune, and tries to frame a Mafia restauranteur, Columbo meticulously follows the clues until the killer ultimately traps himself.
Mar. 25 & 26 | A Trace of Murder
At a formal dinner, Clifford Calvert, a flamboyant financier, encounters a former business partner, Howard Seltzer, who is now suing him for unscrupulous practices. When Seltzer ends up dead, Columbo must piece together the events of the night of the party to track down his killer.
Mar. 30 & 31 | Ashes to Ashes
When a well-known Hollywood gossip reporter vanishes, Columbo uses his inimitable detective skills to prove she was murdered by her ex-lover, a suave funeral director.
Apr. 1 & 2 | Murder with Too Many Notes
When a famous film composer murder his assistant to conceal the fact that the talented young musician has been composing his award-winning scores, Columbo solves the crime in his unique fashion.
Apr. 6 & 7 | Columbo Likes the Nightlife
Columbo hits the Los Angeles party circuit to solve the murder of a tabloid reporter and the mysterious disappearance of the son of a mob boss.