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Columbo

1971-2003
Seasons: 13
Episodes: 68
User ratings: 23,296
Average rating: 8.2

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

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S01E00
Ransom for a Dead Man
1971-03-01
A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.
User ratings: 1,918
Average rating: 7.6
S01E01
Murder by the Book
1971-09-15
When one member of a mystery writing team wants to break from his less talented partner, he becomes the victim in a real-life murder mystery.
User ratings: 2,951
Average rating: 7.7
S01E02
Death Lends a Hand
1971-10-06
When the CEO of a private detective agency threatens the wife of a publisher with blackmail and she threatens to expose him, he accidentally kills her.
User ratings: 2,048
Average rating: 7.7
S01E03
Dead Weight
1971-10-27
A war hero shoots and kills his business partner; an easily manipulated young divorcée is the only witness.
User ratings: 1,803
Average rating: 6.9
S01E04
Suitable for Framing
1971-11-17
A wealthy art collector is murdered, and all signs point to a robbery gone wrong. But the nephew's alibi is a little too convenient, and Columbo pulls a fast one to ferret out the killer.
User ratings: 1,942
Average rating: 7.7
S01E05
Lady in Waiting
1971-12-15
A mousy heiress murders her brother, pretending she thought he was a burglar. Lt. Columbo unravels her alibi.
User ratings: 1,749
Average rating: 7.2
S01E06
Short Fuse
1972-01-19
Pressured to give up his birthright, a chemical company heir enacts a clever plan to get rid of his blackmailing uncle and take over the family business. But Lt. Columbo suspects the man's death was not just a tragic accident.
User ratings: 1,727
Average rating: 7.2
S01E07
Blueprint for Murder
1972-02-09
Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed.
User ratings: 1,683
Average rating: 7.6
S02E01
Étude in Black
1972-09-17
A ruthless conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,917
Average rating: 7.6
S02E02
The Greenhouse Jungle
1972-10-15
Columbo arrives at a kidnapping case, which at some point turns to worse. Everything seems to be related to a trust fund managed by a man with a great love for orchids.
User ratings: 1,559
Average rating: 7.3
S02E03
The Most Crucial Game
1972-11-05
The manager of a football team murders its callow owner, making it look as if the young man had had an accident in his swimming pool. Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,532
Average rating: 7.5
S02E04
Dagger of the Mind
1972-11-26
In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer.
User ratings: 1,602
Average rating: 7.0
S02E05
Requiem for a Falling Star
1973-01-21
A faded movie actress commits murder. Lt. Columbo, one of her biggest fans, is on the case.
User ratings: 1,497
Average rating: 7.3
S02E06
A Stitch in Crime
1973-02-11
A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme.
User ratings: 1,764
Average rating: 7.9
S02E07
The Most Dangerous Match
1973-03-04
A chess player murders his opponent before a big match. Lt. Columbo must out-maneuver this crafty, but craven, killer.
User ratings: 1,541
Average rating: 7.4
S02E08
Double Shock
1973-03-25
A smarmy TV chef and his identical twin brother, a rigidly proper banker, are suspects in the electrocution of their rich uncle.
User ratings: 1,518
Average rating: 7.6
S03E01
Lovely But Lethal
1973-09-23
The formula for a miracle wrinkle cream leads the founder of a cosmetics company to murder and Columbo is on this case.
User ratings: 1,517
Average rating: 7.2
S03E02
Any Old Port in a Storm
1973-10-07
A wine connisseur kills his half- brother to prevent him selling the family winery to a merchant company so he can pay off his gambling debts.
User ratings: 1,988
Average rating: 8.2
S03E03
Candidate for Crime
1973-11-04
Senatorial candidate Nelson Hayward murders his domineering campaign manager, staging it to appear that Hayward himself was the intended victim of a mob hit gone wrong.
User ratings: 1,482
Average rating: 7.6
S03E04
Double Exposure
1973-12-16
A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,499
Average rating: 7.8
S03E05
Publish or Perish
1974-01-18
A publisher hires a bomb enthusiast to murder a bestselling author of sex novels. Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,387
Average rating: 7.6
S03E06
Mind Over Mayhem
1974-02-10
The director of a government institute that employs various scientific geniuses commits a clever murder. But another kind of genius is on the case: Lt. Columbo.
User ratings: 1,339
Average rating: 7.0
S03E07
Swan Song
1974-03-03
A gospel singer wants to be rid of his zealous wife. But a murder made to look like an airplane accident does not fool the wily Lt. Columbo.
User ratings: 1,811
Average rating: 8.0
S03E08
A Friend in Deed
1974-05-05
A police commissioner provides a false alibi for a wife killer, but then expects an alibi in return.
User ratings: 1,557
Average rating: 8.1
S04E01
An Exercise in Fatality
1974-09-15
A health club owner murders one of his franchisees. Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,493
Average rating: 7.6
S04E02
Negative Reaction
1974-10-15
A photographer murders his wife and blames her death on a bungled kidnapping. But Lt. Columbo has an even sharper eye than the Pulitzer Prize winner.
User ratings: 1,557
Average rating: 7.9
S04E03
By Dawn's Early Light
1974-10-27
The commandant of a military academy murders the chairman of the board, who wants to oust him. Lt. Columbo takes up residence in the barracks to expose the killer.
User ratings: 1,637
Average rating: 7.8
S04E04
Troubled Waters
1975-02-09
Lt. Columbo takes a trip to Acapulco, but finds himself on a new case when a used car dealer commits murder on the cruise ship.
User ratings: 1,497
Average rating: 7.7
S04E05
Playback
1975-03-02
A gadget-happy inventor murders his mother-in-law; Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,427
Average rating: 7.6
S04E06
A Deadly State of Mind
1975-04-27
A psychiatrist, who specializes in hypnosis, murders the husband of his mistress and convinces her to lie to the police; it's up to Lt. Columbo to discover the truth.
User ratings: 1,254
Average rating: 7.4
S05E01
Forgotten Lady
1975-09-14
A faded dance star of film and stage murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; Lt. Columbo doubts her seemingly perfect alibi.
User ratings: 1,558
Average rating: 7.9
S05E02
A Case of Immunity
1975-10-12
The first secretary to the Suarian king may have immunity from the consequences of committing murder, but Lt. Columbo is wilier than any foreign diplomat.
User ratings: 1,271
Average rating: 7.3
S05E03
Identity Crisis
1975-11-02
A top CIA operative commits murder the way only a brilliant spy can, never guessing he'll have to contend with a man like Lt. Columbo.
User ratings: 1,413
Average rating: 7.5
S05E04
A Matter of Honor
1976-02-01
When a famous bullfighter's trusted bookkeeper turns up dead in a bullring, Lt. Columbo suspects murder--with a bull as the murder weapon.
User ratings: 1,223
Average rating: 6.8
S05E05
Now You See Him
1976-02-29
A stage illusionist kills his employer and makes it look like a contract killing; it's up to Lt. Columbo to trick the master trickster.
User ratings: 1,587
Average rating: 8.0
S05E06
Last Salute to the Commodore
1976-03-02
Charlie Clay runs the ship building business of his father-in-law, Commodore Swanson, who turns up murdered; Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,462
Average rating: 6.5
S06E01
Fade in to Murder
1976-10-10
An egotistical but successful star of a TV detective show murders his blackmailing producer and makes it look like a robbery.
User ratings: 1,330
Average rating: 7.4
S06E02
Old Fashioned Murder
1976-11-28
The spinster head of a family-run museum murders her brother when he threatens to dissolve the financially strapped institution.
User ratings: 1,151
Average rating: 7.0
S06E03
The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case
1977-05-22
Sigma Society member Oliver Brandt murders his business partner when he threatens to expose him as an embezzler and constructs a seemingly foolproof alibi.
User ratings: 1,397
Average rating: 7.6
S07E01
Try and Catch Me
1977-11-21
A mystery writer suspects her niece's husband of murdering her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.
User ratings: 1,664
Average rating: 8.2
S07E02
Murder Under Glass
1978-01-30
Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure.
User ratings: 1,382
Average rating: 7.7
S07E03
Make Me a Perfect Murder
1978-02-25
An Emmy-winning TV executive kills her lover (who is also her boss); Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,301
Average rating: 7.5
S07E04
How to Dial a Murder
1978-04-05
A behavioral psychologist whose wife died under suspicious circumstances trains his dogs to kill on command using a telephone.
User ratings: 1,416
Average rating: 7.8
S07E05
The Conspirators
1978-05-13
An IRA terrorist executes an arms dealer he considers traitorous; Lt. Columbo is on the case.
User ratings: 1,230
Average rating: 7.3
S08E01
Columbo Goes to the Guillotine
1989-02-06
An egocentric psychic murders his old mentor, a magician charged to expose him as fraud, by beheading him while he's rehearsing his guillotine trick.
User ratings: 1,299
Average rating: 7.3
S08E02
Murder, Smoke and Shadows
1989-02-27
An egocentric wunderkind director murders a childhood friend who threatens to expose his negligent complicity in the death of his sister years earlier.
User ratings: 1,291
Average rating: 7.4
S08E03
Sex and the Married Detective
1989-04-03
When a successful sex therapist with a best selling book and a hit TV show is crushed to learn her business partner/lover is cheating on her, she plots appropriate revenge.
User ratings: 1,182
Average rating: 7.2
S08E04
Grand Deceptions
1989-05-01
After the head of a private paramilitary think tank who is embezzling funds murders a blackmailer, he has to match wits with the persistent Lieutenant Columbo.
User ratings: 1,022
Average rating: 6.8
S09E01
Murder, a Self Portrait
1989-11-25
Columbo investigates the apparent drowning of a famous painter's first wife.
User ratings: 1,142
Average rating: 7.2
S09E02
Columbo Cries Wolf
1990-01-20
When Dian Hunter, the publisher of the men's magazine "Bachelor's World", wants to sell her stock to a media tycoon, her adulterous partner Sean Brantley objects. Soon afterwards, Miss Hunter apparently disappears on a London-bound flight.
User ratings: 1,276
Average rating: 7.7
S09E03
Agenda for Murder
1990-02-10
This time Columbo is put on a murder that was made to look like a suicide. However, he notices some loose ends, and asks a lawyer and a governor to clear these problems up.
User ratings: 1,114
Average rating: 7.5
S09E04
Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo
1990-03-31
A woman who blames Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him.
User ratings: 1,259
Average rating: 7.7
S09E05
Uneasy Lies the Crown
1990-04-28
The unsuccessful junior partner in a dental group, a bad husband and degenerate gambler, faces divorce and ostracism from his father-in-law's firm.
User ratings: 1,028
Average rating: 7.4
S09E06
Murder in Malibu
1990-05-14
A successful writer of romance novels who is involved with a young, ambitious womanizer, is found shot to death in her Malibu home.
User ratings: 1,002
Average rating: 6.6
S10E01
Columbo Goes to College
1990-12-09
Two college students decide to murder their professor during a class that Columbo is teaching.
User ratings: 1,259
Average rating: 7.7
S10E02
Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
1991-02-20
Lt. Columbo investigates a self-proclaimed security expert turned crime show host for the murder of a rival with incriminating evidence of pornography.
User ratings: 1,020
Average rating: 7.2
S10E03
Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star
1991-04-29
Lt. Columbo matches wits with a defense lawyer who has never lost a case in his career.
User ratings: 1,029
Average rating: 7.3
S11E01
Death Hits the Jackpot
1991-12-15
Freddy, a guy who is going through a messy divorce wins 30 million in the lottery. So in order to keep his wife from making a claim on the money he asks his Uncle Leon to claim the money for him. He agrees but it turns out he is broke so he kills him and Freddy's wife is helping him. When Columbo investigates Freddy's death he goes to Leon and learns he's the lottery winner. But certain things don't add up which make Columbo think Freddy's death might not be an accident.
User ratings: 1,052
Average rating: 7.5
S11E02
No Time to Die
1992-03-15
Columbo attends the wedding of his nephew, who is also with the LAPD. Suddenly it turns out that the bride is missing, possibly kidnapped. Columbo sets up the investigation to figure out what happened.
User ratings: 1,192
Average rating: 6.3
S11E03
A Bird in the Hand...
1992-11-22
Columbo investigates a hit and run, that is probably nothing more than an accident. However, then an explosion happens with a car that shows that more is happening than one would suspect. The only problem he has with his suspicions is that there isn't sufficient evidence.
User ratings: 1,004
Average rating: 7.2
S12E01
It's All in the Game
1993-10-31
Gigolo Nick Franco is a violent, two-timing cad. His current paramour, Lauren Staton, has had enough. With the help of a young woman named Lisa, she murders her lover and sets herself up with an airtight alibi. When Columbo starts sniffing on her trail, Lauren quickly works to seduce the married detective, hoping that her sex appeal will throw the usually stubborn Lieutenant off the scent.
User ratings: 1,266
Average rating: 7.8
S12E02
Butterfly in Shades of Grey
1994-01-10
Bombastic and opinionated radio host Fielding Chase faces a crisis when his ward, 25 year-old Victoria Chase, decides to spread her wings and leave home. Chase is a national celebrity thanks to his call-in show and while Victoria works as his producer, his affection for her runs deep. The root of Chase's problem however is another employee, Gerry Winters, who has been encouraging Victoria and has even found a literary agent to peddle her book. Chase kills Gerry in an elaborate scheme but the unassuming Lt. Columbo begins to have doubts about his alibi. In the end, it's Chase's car-phone that proves to be his undoing.
User ratings: 1,061
Average rating: 7.1
S12E03
Undercover
1994-05-02
Lt Columbo investigates men and women who are being killed over pieces of a photo they have, that shows where 4 million dollars in stolen money is hidden.
User ratings: 1,010
Average rating: 7.0
S13E01
Strange Bedfellows
1995-05-08
When Graham McVeigh kills his brother and frames a mob bookie for the crime, then kills the bookie and claims self-defense, he finds himself facing trouble from both Columbo and the bookie's superior in the mob.
User ratings: 988
Average rating: 7.1
S13E02
A Trace of Murder
1997-05-15
A beautiful wife and her forensic expert boyfriend try to frame her very rich husband for murder.
User ratings: 1,019
Average rating: 7.4
S13E03
Ashes to Ashes
1998-10-08
After a much maligned Hollywood gossip columnist is murdered by her former lover, Columbo tries to find a way to prove he was responsible for the crime.
User ratings: 1,161
Average rating: 7.6
S13E04
Murder with Too Many Notes
2001-03-12
A Hollywood film composer and conductor murdered a talented musician who has been ghostwriting most of his work in recent years.
User ratings: 1,166
Average rating: 6.8
S13E05
Columbo Likes the Nightlife
2003-01-30
Columbo gets a taste of the Los Angeles rave scene as he investigates the apparent suicide of a tabloid reporter.
User ratings: 1,166
Average rating: 7.1
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