1950s detective TV shows that originated as radio shows

While doing research for the TV Detective Database section of this website, I was struck by just how many TV shows in the 1950s had their origins in radio dramas. But of course, when you think about it, it shouldn't…

Murder, She Wrote: Spooky episodes to watch on Halloween

As we are approaching Hallowe'en, I wanted to immerse myself in seasonally appropriate television. In particular, I wanted to create a playlist of Hallowe'en-themed episodes of my favorite show: Murder, She Wrote. However, I found that, unlike many other American…

Murder, She Wrote Season 6 “Bookend” Episodes

After five seasons of Murder, She Wrote, Angela Lansbury needed a break from the grueling filming schedules. Her initial 5-year contract was coming to an end, and the two-part season finale "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" was initially meant to…