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Diagnosis Murder

Must Kill TV (Season 5, Episode 9)
TV Episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama

When one of Dr. Sloan's patients, a major network's VP of program development, ignores his warnings by rushing back to stress-ridden pilot season after a heart-attack, he's not surprised to hear the next kills her, until Amanda's autopsy ...See moreWhen one of Dr. Sloan's patients, a major network's VP of program development, ignores his warnings by rushing back to stress-ridden pilot season after a heart-attack, he's not surprised to hear the next kills her, until Amanda's autopsy shows her nitro-pills were substituted with placebo sugar. As Jesse is desperate not to have to spend his first (fishing) vacation in years with his father, who was never there for him, he successfully applies for a job in the studio's mail-room and thus gathers an insiders perspective which confirms the length of the list of suspects, which largely remains after he finds successor hung in her office, as the job mass-produces enemies: jealous and ambitious rivals, actors, producers and even loony fans for who her approval of a pilot or decision to scrap a show is vital. Yet after it turns out the first victim died from seeing a specially doctored vile version of a pilot she had already pre-approved, Mark figures out a less obvious culprit and the way to ferret him out... Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Writers
Joyce Burditt (creator) | Lee Goldberg | William Rabkin | Jacquelyn Blain (executive story editor) | Craig Tepper (story editor)
Producers
Composer
Peter T. Myers (as Peter Myers)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 6, 1997

Release date
Nov 6, 1997 (United States)

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Dick Van Dyke
Dr. Mark Sloan Dr. Mark Sloan   See fewer
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Victoria Rowell
Amanda Bentley-Livingston Amanda Bentley-Livingston   See fewer
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Charlie Schlatter
Dr. Jesse Travis Dr. Jesse Travis   See fewer
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Barry Van Dyke
Steve Sloan Steve Sloan   See fewer
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John Aniston
Carlton Everest Carlton Everest   See fewer
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Tom Gallop
Phil Zarkin Phil Zarkin   See fewer
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Michele Greene
Rachel Woodrall Rachel Woodrall   See fewer
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Molly Hagan
Paige Jennings Paige Jennings   See fewer
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Brenda Varda
Karen Danino Karen Danino   See fewer
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Fred Willard
Harry Fellows Harry Fellows   See fewer
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Stephen J. Cannell
Jackson Burley Jackson Burley   See fewer
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Erik Estrada
Erik Estrada Erik Estrada   See fewer
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Peter Graves
Peter Graves Peter Graves   See fewer
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Doug E. Doug
Doug E. Doug Doug E. Doug   See fewer
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Reginald VelJohnson
Reginald VelJohnson (as Reginald Vel Johnson) Reginald VelJohnson (as Reginald Vel Johnson)   See fewer
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Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour Jane Seymour   See fewer
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Jaleel White
Jaleel White Jaleel White   See fewer
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Joyce Brothers
Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers) Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)   See fewer
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Sam Rubin
T.V. Host T.V. Host   See fewer
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Timothy McNeil
Ernie Cooley Ernie Cooley   See fewer
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Jennifer Fairbanks
Jennifer Jennifer   See fewer
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Andre Khabbazi
T.J. Mann T.J. Mann   See fewer
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Anne Lockhart
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 53 votes