CTVA US Crime - "Diagnosis Murder" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/CBS) Season 2 (1994-95) Dick Van Dyke

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Season 2 (1994-95)
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############## Diagnosis Murder ##############
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Opening Title Sequence - season 2
Starring
Dick Van Dyke as Dr Mark Sloan
also starring
Scott Baio as Dr Jack Stewart
Vitoria Rowell [as Dr. Amanda Livingston Bentley]
Michael Tucci [as Norman Briggs - Hospital Manager]
Delores Hall [as Delores]
And:
Barry Van Dyke as Steve Sloan

XP: FS/DH and Michael Gleason
Supervising Producer Joyce Burditt
Produced by and Barry Steinberg (exit - Mark Masuoka)
Co-Producer, Robin Madden

2.01 [--] Diagnosis Murder: MANY HAPPY RETURNS
b: 16-Sep-94 pc: 3919
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Lou Antonio
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Holland Taylor (Agent Gretchen McCord)
Craig Wasson (Avery Decker)
Kelly Mullis (Nadine)
Sam Anderson (Ernie Pitt)
Tony Nittoli (Nick Kove)
Robyn Riker (Det. Claire Van Sickle)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Frank Birney (Dr. Cooper)
Gary Kasper (Roland)
Elkin Antoniou (Stewardess)
Bobby Brett (#118)
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan is under suspicion after his tax preparer is killed with Mark spotted 'hovering' over the body.

2.02 [21] Diagnosis Murder: A VERY FATAL FUNERAL (end cast only verified)
b: 23-Sep-94 pc: 3920
w: Gerry Conway
d: Alan Myerson
Guest Stars:
Dakin Matthews (Elton Malone)
Michelle Phillips (Christine Radford-Shaw)
Ray Abruzzo (Mort Slater)
Richard Stahl (Preacher)
Khrystyne Haje (Jennifer Sweeney)
William Allen Young (Alexander Damon)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lisa Chess ........ Regina
Tim Haldeman ....... Desk Clerk
Chris Maher ........ Bellboy
Synopsis:
Suspicion is cast on Norman Briggs after the chairman of a philanthropical medical group of which Norman
is a part, is murdered. Steve and Mark attend the funeral to nail the culprit, who promptly falls over dead.

2.03 [22] Diagnosis Murder: WOMAN TROUBLE ****
b: 30-Sep-94 pc: 3922
w: Joyce Burditt d: Roy Campanella II
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Sally Kellerman (Irene Stanton)
Ben Masters (Robert Stanton)
Janet Julian (Melanie)
Raymond O'Connor (Peter Kincaid)
Victoria Jackson (Marilyn)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Tim Bagley .......... Lance
Michael Hagiwara .... Dr. Mori
Annie O'Donnell ..... Rosemary
Pete Koch ........... Officer
Guy Killum .......... Security Guard
Synopsis:
Two women involved in a love triangle plot to murder a man, take his millions, and leave the country.
Dr. Sloan investigates after his friend's mysterious disappearence.

2.04 [23] Diagnosis Murder: THE BUSY BODY
b: 07-Oct-94 pc: 3923
w: Dan Wilcox d: Vince McEveety
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Bill Macy (Eugene McReedy)
Peter Murnik (Ralph McReedy)
Ken Swofford (Rupert Leverton)
Debra Jo Rupp (Dr. Nora Stebbings)
Jeff Kaake (Stan Bidell)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Dierk Torsek ........ Edward Lubin
David Knell ......... Clerk
Richard Epcar ...... Guard #1
Laurence Lowe ....... Guard #2
Loyda Ramos ......... Nurse Guzman
Sandra Reinhardt .... Police Woman
John Arndt .......... Dr. Roger Gilliland
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan's birthday is less than festive when he discovers the body of a prominent divorce lawyer in the Hospital
pharmacy. When Steve arrives, the body is nowhere to be found. Mark and Jack work feverishly to find the body, find
the culprit, and lead a tour of potential investors all at the same time.

2.05 [24] Diagnosis Murder: MY FOUR HUSBANDS
b: 14-Oct-94 pc: 3921
w: Robin Jill Bernheim
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Special Guest Star:
Morgan Fairchild (Pamela Dorn)
Guest Stars:
Heidi Kling (Maria Mahoney)
David Naughton (Harry Gelson)
Sal Viscuso (Dick Douglas)
Gerrit Graham (Joseph Boland)
Betty Carvalho (Edna Chow)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Will MacMillan ..... Officer
Eva Loseth ......... Lily
Jon Clair .......... Carl
Featuring:
J.P. Bumstead ...... Leon
Sarah Benoit ....... Angela
Synopsis:
A famous actress, a patient at Community General, is implicated in the murder of one of her four ex-husbands.
Against everyone's advice, Mark believes in her innocence and sets out to prove it.

2.06 [25] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER MOST VIAL
b: 21-Oct-94 pc: 3925
w: Richard Collins
d: Richard Compton
Special Appearance by:
Ken Kercheval (William P. Bissell)
Guest Stars:
Wendy Phillips (Dr. Karen Fielder)
Amy Steel (Jenny Morley)
Christina Belford (Emily Bissell)
John Rubinstein (Thomas Taylor)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
David Selberg (Lawrence Bloustein)
David Kagen (Detective)
Anne Betancourt (Nurse # 2)
Nicole Sullivan (Nurse # 1)
Lee Newman (Dan)
Synopsis:
A cantankerous patient at Community General is given a double injection of his medication, eventually leading
to his death. Jack suspects a doctor he's had a grudge against for a long time. Despite Mark's objections, Jack
sets out to prove his "enemy" is the killer.

2.07 [26] Diagnosis Murder: YOU CAN CALL ME JOHNSON
b: 28-Oct-94 pc: 3926
w: John Wirth
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Special Appearance by:
Abe Vigoda (Albert Bartell)
Guest Stars:
Mark Rolston (Vinny Bartell)
Alice Ghostley (Mrs. Groviak)
Jennifer Hetrick (Gayle Wheeler)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Anthony Russell (Gus)
Tony Colitti (David Martinez)
Susan Blommaert (Hannah Krueger)
Jane Lanier (Nurse #1)
Sonia Jackson (Mrs. Agnes White)
Kevin Brief (Patient)
Synopsis:
At Jack's request, Mark operates on a Godfather-like mobster, Albert Bartell... and faces retribution from
the man's son when Albert dies suddenly.

2.08 [27] Diagnosis Murder: GEORGIA ON MY MIND
b: 04-Nov-94 pc: 3927 w: Brad Kern d: Peter Ellis
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
Daphne Ashbrook (Georgia)
Glynis Barber (Samantha Litvak)
Stephen Nichols (Harry Litvak)
Kurt Fuller (Walter Litvak)
Richard Minchenberg (Miles Archer)
Dean Butler (Sly)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Marcus Smythe ...... Tyler
Marla Frees ........ Edna
Richard Levine ..... Teller
Jill Holden ........ Nurse
Verda Bridges ..... Secretary
Bill Brochtrup ..... Paramedic
Bill Raulerson ..... Charlie Hawkins
Synopsis:
Jack and Steve vie for a young woman's affections as she leads them in an investigation of a PI's death.

2.09 [--] Diagnosis Murder: THE LAST LAUGH (pt. 1)
b: 11-Nov-94 pc: 3924a
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Special Guest Star:
Dyan Cannon (Bonnie Valin)
Guest Stars:
Matthew Glave (Roger Valin)
Crystal Chappell (Eve Laurie)
Harley Venton (Dr. Lloyd Fleming)
Jamie Luner (Kimmy Marlowe)
David Cromwell (Wallace Sterling)
And:
Pernell Roberts (Dr. Elliott Valin)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael Lowry (Dave McConnell)
Carey Van Dyke (Mr. Kelso)
Martha Thompson (Mertle Gipe)
David Kimball (Dunphy)
Deena Freeman (Betsy)
Patrice Pitman Quinn (Barbara)
Charles Dougherty (Thurston)
Peter Gonneau (Henri)
Andi Chapman (Pratt)
Ralph P. Martin (Driver)
Mimi Cozzens (Judge)
Kristin Carey (Dr. Emily Schnitzer)
Susan Nyby (Foreman)
Synopsis: (pt. 1)
A plastic surgeon dies due to an overdose of laughing gas... with no shortage of suspects. Mark campaigns furiously
to exonerate Bonnie Valin, the victim's wife, while Steve makes a solid case against her. Meanwhile, Amanda's new
electronic checking service is less than effective.

2.10 [29] Diagnosis Murder: THE LAST LAUGH (pt. 2)
b: 18-Nov-94 pc: 3924b
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Special Guest Star:
Dyan Cannon (Bonnie Valin)
Guest Stars:
Stephen Root (Charlie Lane)
Matthew Glave (Roger Valin)
Crystal Chappell (Eve Laurie)
Harley Venton (Dr. Lloyd Fleming)
Jack Blessing (Special Agent Matthew Dickerson?)
David Cromwell (Wallace Sterling)
Robin Sachs (Unknown)
Edward Conery (Unknown)
Lenny Wolpe (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael Lowry (Dave McConnell)
Rif Hutton (Meyers)
Synopsis: (pt. 2)
Realizing that he's been duped, Mark goes all out to thwart the murderer's plans. Amanda and Jack go after
Wallace Sterling, the crooked financier and art lover by selling a forged painting of a Tomato Soup can.

2.11 [30] Diagnosis Murder: DEATH BY EXTERMINATION
b: 02-Dec-94 pc: 3928
w: Dan Wilcox
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Guesr Stars:
Susan Gibney (Genevieve Ducasse)
Elyssa Davalos (Constance Wardell)
Joel Polis (Larry Macklin)
Kari Lizer (Lena Prosser)
And:
Betty White (Dora Sloan)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jann Karam (Receptionist)
John Walter Davis (Shep)
Sara Peery (Sarabeth Macklin)
Robert Crow (Uniform)
Synopsis:
The body of a dead real estate agent is found in the walk-in closet of Mark's sister's new house. Mark and
Steve have to work around Dora Sloan's annoying habits while investigating the murder.

2.12 [31] Diagnosis Murder: STANDING EIGHT COUNT
b: 09-Dec-1994 pc: 3929
w: Travis Fine
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
Stanley Kamel (Wayne Topping)
Steven Williams (Butch Reilly)
David Labiosa (Kieran Conley)
Troy Beyer (Brianna Jones)
Erik King (Unknown)
John Cassini (Unknown)
Bret Anthony (Unknown)
And:
Richard Brooks (Mercury 'The Heat' Jones)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Danni Wheeler (Polly)
Jennifer Judith Joyce (Reporter #1)
Jerry Okuneff (Reporter #2)
Luisa Leschin (Mrs. Garcia)
Bree Walker (TV Reporter)
Synopsis;
The newly crowned boxing champion is found murdered shortly after the bout. Jack and Amanda investigate the
eceased's former trainer, his opponent, and his opponent's manager to find a way through a web of lies and deceit.

2.13 [32] Diagnosis Murder: THE BELLA LUGOSI BLUES
b: 06-Jan-95 pc: 3932
xp: FS/DH and Michael Gleason
w: Michael Gleason
d: Lee Philips
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
Julie Carmen (Moriah Thomas)
Tim Dunigan (Terry Broadhurst)
Phil Morris (Roger Nelson)
Andrew Williams (Vic Danton)
William Converse-Roberts (Ivan Bock)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Bill Mondy (Carl)
Synospsi:
Mark has some unorthodox theories when several dead bodies are found drained of blood with puncture marks on their neck.

2.14 [33] Diagnosis Murder: THE NEW HEALERS
b: 13-Jan-95 pc: 3931
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Ian Ogilvy (Lyle Fairbanks)
Melora Hardin (Savannah Bellows)
Beau Gravitte (Dixon Gallow)
Denise Crosby (Cynthia Holling)
Diedrich Bader (Lincoln Cutter)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Carlos Lacamara ....... Director
John Apicella ......... Clifford Eisenson
Rainer Grant .......... Tahnee
Rhonda Reynolds ....... Henrietta
Ellen Ratner .......... Cashier
Synopsis:
When an unpopular actor on a hot new medical drama (being filmed at Community General) suddenly dies, Mark suspects
everyone from the writer to other cast members.

2.15 [34] Diagnosis Murder: CALL ME INCONTESTABLE
b: 20-Jan-95 pc: 3933
w: Dan Wilcox
d: Michael Schultz
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Talia Balsam (Tonya Gilpin)
Anthony Addabbo (Clete Kinley)
Ron Recasner (Otto?)
Lois De Banzie (Bunny?)
Rebecca Chambers (Fawn)
And:
Renee Coleman (Gloria Kinley)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Steve Vaught .......... First Detective
Mary-Pat Green ........ Landlady
Andrea Leithe ......... Beautiful Woman #1
Lisa Schad ............ Beautiful Woman #2
Mark Bramhall ......... Waiter
Karl Bury ............. Uniform Cop #1
David Drew Gallagher ... Teenage Boy
Synopsis:
A rash of murders made to look like suicide leads to a dating service and its beautiful customers.

2.16 [35] Diagnosis Murder: A BLAST FROM THE PAST
b: 03-Feb-95 pc: 3930
w: Joyce Burditt d: Burt Brinckerhoff
gs:
Finn Carter (Det. Carrie Foster)
Carolyn Lowery (Lily Carmichael)
Pepe Serna (Capt. Collins)
And:
Jack Coleman (Eddie Gault)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rob Steinberg (Martin Selner)
Ron Daniels (Fireman)
Bart Johnson (Cop #1)
Synopsis:
One of Steve's old "collars" gets out of prison and comes looking for revenge.

2.17 [36] Diagnosis Murder: PLAYING FOR KEEPS
b: 10-Feb-95 pc: 3934
w: Gerry Conway
d: Peter Ellis
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Bobby Hosea (Dr. Gregory Talbot)
Yvette Nipar (Rita Janson)
Joel Brooks (Harrison Powell)
Alex Datcher (Peggy McKenna)
Sam Jenkins (Ellen Kingston)
Nancy Everhard (Suzy Balfour)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jonathan Chapin (Referee)
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan investigates the murder of an antagonistic pro volleyball player. Steve searches for an alleged
stalker while Amanda and Jack keep an eye on her teammates, none of whom are particularly upset over her death.

2.18 [37] Diagnosis Murder: SEA NO EVIL (not SEE)
b: 17-Feb-95 pc: 3935
xp: FS/DH/Michael Gleason
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Holland Taylor (Agent Gretchen McCord)
Janet Gunn (Electra)
Robert Guy Miranda (Captain Ronnie Schwartz)
Morgan Margolic (Rip McCord)
Sarah Buxton (Spring Tatum)
James Gleason (Unknown)
Sam Jones (Lt. Buck Denton)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jason Court ........ Eddie
Scott O'Leary ...... Paramedic
Synopsis:
IRS Agent Gretchen McCord returns when her lifeguard nephew is accused of murder.

2.19 [38] Diagnosis Murder: HOW TO MURDER YOUR LAWYER
b: 24-Feb-95 pc: 3936
supervising producer Joyce Burditt
producer Barry Steinberg / co-producer Robin Madden
w: Michael Gleason
d: Leo Penn
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
Mitchell Whitfield (Arnold Baskin)
Leah Remini (Agnes Benedetto)
Kenneth Mars (Wallace Carstairs)
Keith Coogan (Kenry)
Mark Moses (Stuart Tyler)
Vic Polizos (Union Boss)
Lorna Scott (Nurse Janet Gronall)
Cliff de Young (Jeffrey T. Canfield)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sue Bugden .......... Ms. Prine
Nancy Linehan Charles ........ Nurse Brackett
Michael Shamus Wiles .......... George
Synopsis:
After Steve's night school law teacher is nearly run down in the parking lot, he and a paralegal investigate
shady dealings in their law firm.

2.20 [39] Diagnosis Murder: NAKED BABES
b: 31-Mar-95 pc: 3937
w: Joyce Burditt d: Christian I. Nyby II
Special Guest Star:
Bo Jackson (Ty Bradford)
Guest Stars:
Kim Johnston Ulrich (Kate Davis)
Robin McKee (Angela Pearson)
Boyd Kestner (Roger Davis)
Dwight Schultz (Dr. Henry Wexler)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lori Pendergast (Nurse)
Synopsis 1:
When Amanda's friend Angela is kidnapped immediately after giving birth to quadruplets, Amanda feigns pregnancy
and goes undercover at an adoption agency to locate Angela. Jack and Dr. Sloan try to care for the babies.
Synopsis 2:
Amanda discovers a maternity home is dealing in blackmarket babies when her friend vanishes after having quadruplets.
Cameo by Bo Jackson as a nanny.

2.21 [40] Diagnosis Murder: DEATH IN THE DAYTIME
b: 28-Apr-95 pc: 3939
w: Michael Gleason
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars (in alphabetical order):
Lauralee Bell (Herself)
Eric Braeden (Himself)
Doug Davidson (Himself)
Melody Thomas Scott (Herself)
*
And (in alphabetical order):
Jeanne Cooper (Herself)
J. Eddie Peck (Himself)
Kristoff St. John (Himself)
Heather Tom (Herself)
*
Guest Stars:
John Kapelos (Dr. Milton Getz)
Kim Lankford (Lois Claire)
Jack Kehler (Bruno Gruber)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rainer Grant ........... Tahnee (The Bikini Girl)
Kathryn Cressida ....... Script Supervisor
Sherri Paysinger ....... Newscaster
Featuring:
Mark DeAlassandro ..... Vincent Neal
Synopsis:
Amanda wins a guest role on "The Young and the Restless" and walks right into a murder.
 
2.22 [41] Diagnosis Murder: MY BABY IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
b: 05-May-95 pc: 3938
xp: FS/DH/Michael Gleason
w: Richard Collins
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Robert Gossett (Dr. Max Frye)
Jason Carter (Noble Samson)
Michael Watson (Willy)
Vincent Ventresca (Johnny Moslofski)
Bryn Erin (Christie Rowan)
Michelle René Thomas (Tara Samson)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jacqueline Obradors (Anita)
Doug Hutchison (Baseline)
Dan Blom (Guard)
John Sellers (Officer)
Synopsis 1:
The death of a popular musician raises suspicious questions. The musicians' pregnant wife, who claims to be
carrying an alien's child, complicates matters.
Synopsis 2:
The wife of a rock star is convinced that he was murdered by an alien from space who killed him and impregnated her.

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