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Diagnosis Murder 

Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dick Van Dyke ...  Dr. Mark Sloan / ... 178 episodes, 1993-2001
Victoria Rowell ...  Amanda Bentley-Livingston / ... 178 episodes, 1993-2001
Barry Van Dyke ...  Steve Sloan 178 episodes, 1993-2001
Charlie Schlatter ...  Dr. Jesse Travis 137 episodes, 1995-2001
Michael Tucci ...  Norman Briggs 85 episodes, 1993-1997
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Dr. Mark Sloan is a doctor at Community General Hospital, and he is a consultant for the police department. His son Steve Sloan is a detective for the department. He and his father, along with emergency room resident Dr. Jesse Travis and Dr. Amanda Bentley, who is the pathologist at the hospital help to solve some very strange murder cases in Diagnosis Murder. Written by Anonymous

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English

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29 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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(178 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Korman quit the Carol Burnett Show, sick of playing second fiddle to the famous comedienne; and started his own show. Burnett hired Dick Van Dyke to replace him in 1977. Ironically, Korman started his own show in 1977, and hired Dick Van Dyke's son, Barry Van Dyke. Also ironically, both Van Dykes only lasted a few episodes. Dick was fired after a few episodes (or "released from his contract") because he did not click with viewers the way Korman did; Van Dyke junior was cancelled only because the Harvey Korman show only lasted a few episodes. The Van Dykes would work together years later on the Diagnosis Murder Series. See more »

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We see Dr. Slone constantly ask his detective son to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found the police just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for Steve and Mark to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more »

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The most underrated 'whodunit' series
13 February 2001 | by 4-KaneSee all my reviews

I remember seeing the pre-series TV-movie "Diagnosis of Murder" in 1992, but I didn't watch the Diagnosis Murder TV series until the fall of 1997 (as it was starting its fifth season), when Robert Stack made a guest appearance in the episode "Open and Shut." After that, I didn't watch the show again until January of 1998. That was when I finally started watching it on a regular basis.

Considering the fact that Diagnosis Murder mainly appeals to senior audiences, I joke at the idea of being one of the few twentysomethings who watches it. Nonetheless, it is entertaining. In addition, I consider it to be the most underrated 'whodunit' series, and one of the most underrated TV shows in general.

However, the show's most common error is that many murder victims are declared dead literally seconds after they collapse. In other words, there is little that is done to try and revive them. But that isn't always the case. Sometimes, our heroes make some effort to save them until it becomes impossible to do so.

One interesting piece of trivia is that Diagnosis Murder, which has been on for eight years, has outlasted Dick Van Dyke's other show (The Dick Van Dyke Show), which lasted an impressive five years.

With son Barry Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan's son Steve comes a major advantage: if Barry "mistakenly" calls his father dad while playing their respective roles, then they at least know that it's not a mistake at all. Get it?


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