CTVA US Crime - "Diagnosis Murder" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/CBS) Season 3 (1995-96) Dick Van Dyke

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Season 3 (1995-96)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############## Diagnosis Murder ##############
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Opening Title Sequence - season 3
Starring
Dick Van Dyke as Dr Mark Sloan
Vitoria Rowell [as Dr. Amanda Livingston Bentley]
Charlie Schlatter (as Jesse, Intern) (entry - replaces Scot Baio)
Michael Tucci [as Norman Briggs - Hospital Manager]
And:
Barry Van Dyke as Steve Sloan
*
Executive Producers: Fred Silverman/Dean Hargrove,
Executive Producers: Tom Chehak, Dick Van Dyke
Supervising Producer, Steve Hattman
Creative Consultant, Joyce Burditt (previously Supervising Producer)
Produced by and Barry Steinberg, Mark Masuoka (returns)
Co-Producer, Robin Madden
Associate Producer, James Hilton (on end credits)
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.

3.01 [42] Diagnosis Murder: AN INNOCENT MURDER
b: 08-Dec-95 pc: 3940
w: Cynthia Deming & William Royce
d: Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin
gs:
A.J. Langer (Ashley York)
Arthur Taxier (Arthur York)
Angela Harry (Joon Li)
Christian J. Le Blanc (Coach Campbell)
And:
Susan Blakely (Dr. Elaine York)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Channing Chase (Thelma Carlton)
Stacey Shaffer (Female Detective)
Roz Witt (Maid)
Synopsis 1:
Ashley York murders her wealthy father and cleverly manipulates it to appear as though he killed himself.
Dr. Sloan picks away at holes in the story, which leads him directly to Ashley.
Synopsis 2:
A man's death is an apparent suicide until Dr. Sloan uncovers some strange facts involving his teen-age daughter.

3.02 [43] Diagnosis Murder: WITNESS TO MURDER
b: 15-Dec-95 pc: 3944
w: Cynthia Deming & William Royce s: Mimi Rothman Schapiro & Bill Wells
d: Paris Barclay
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
gs:
Rodney Eastman ........ Ben
John Lavachielli ...... Motel Manager
Lisa Pescia ........... Teresa Worrall
Danielle Wiener ....... Blair Worrall
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ed Beechner ........... Forest Ranger
Barry Cutler .......... Sketch Artist
Frederick Dawson ...... Uniformed Police Officer
Kim Delgado ........... Man
Al Maines ............. Ed Calvin
Stacey Shaffer ........ Police Woman
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Sloan takes in an abandoned young girl found at the scene of a murder, while Steve and Jesse go
about tracking down the killer.
Synopsis 2:
A young girl who witnessed her father's murder refuses to talk about it and Dr. Sloan must try to win her confidence.

3.03 [44] Diagnosis Murder: ALL-AMERICAN MURDER
b: 22-Dec-95 pc: 3941
w: Tom Chehak
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
gs:
Curtis Armstrong ......... Morton Freberger
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Sgt. Baker
Rebecca Cross ............ Donna
Kristen Dalton ........... Vikki Fox
Steve Eastin ............. Unknown
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Unknown
Leo Penn ................. Leo Pepper
Michael Worth ............ Pvt. Mark Hansen
David Sage ............... Unknown
(no end cast on this episode)
Synopsis:
The murder of a beautiful woman around a marine encampment raises suspicions. Dr. Sloan discovers more
to her than meets the eye.

3.04 [45] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER IN THE COURTHOUSE
b: 29-Dec-95 pc: 3942
w: Roger Lowenstein
d: Bruce Kessler
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin
Special Guest Star:
Dixie Carter (D.A. Patricia Purcell)
Guest Stars:
Gina Hecht (Justine Brady)
James Hong (Qwan Lok)
Dick O'Neill (Wade Phelps)
Kevin Cooney (Judge Alonzo Burton)
Glenn Morshower (Billy Randolph)
Brian Tochi (Eddie Lok)
Allan Wasserman (Mr. Slocombe)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Mark Phelan ......... Uniformed Cop
Kirk Thorton ........ Will
Featured:
Steven Hack ......... Third Juror
Richard Haje ........ Yuri Andropovich
Fran Harrison ....... Second Juror
Terry Woodberry ..... Guard
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan suspects a cunning D.A. in the murder of an acquited defendant.

3.05 [46] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER ON THE RUN Part One
b: 05-Jan-96 pc: 3945a
Teleplay by: Steve Hattman / Story by: Maurice Hurley & Steve Hattman
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
gs:
Jeff Allin (George Karn)
Dion Anderson (Lt. Delaney)
Natalie Venetia Belcon (Maya the Priestess)
Denise Crosby (Didi Harris)
Mark Tymchyshyn (King Bridger)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits - pt.1)
Brad Blaisdell ........ Officer Jenkins)
Roy Jones ............. Officer # 2)
Paige Rowland ......... Wendy Sawyer)
Wendy Worthington ..... Muu-Muu Woman)
Featured:
Chris Nelson Norris ... Officer
Spike Silver .......... Merecedes Driver
Synopsis 1:
A man wrongfully convicted of murder takes Dr. Sloan hostage. Dr. Sloan hears his story and works to prove the
man's innocence. Jesse works feverishly to rescue Mark.
Synopsis 2:
A man declares that he is innocent of killing his wife, then takes Dr. Sloan hostage and around town as he searches for
proof that he did not do it. In part two, Dr. Sloan looks for the fitness-video queen he believes is guilty.

3.06 [47] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER ON THE RUN Part Two
b: 12-Jan-96 pc: 3945b
Teleplay by: Steve Hattman / Story by: Maurice Hurley & Steve Hattman
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
gs:
Jeff Allin (George Karn)
Dion Anderson (Lt. Delaney)
Natalie Venetia Belcon (Maya the Priestess)
Denise Crosby (Didi Harris)
Richard Fancy (Stu Havlik)
Mark Tymchyshyn (King Bridger)
Patrick Cronin (Mr. Alfredson)
Lisa Thames (Chrissy?)
*
Co-Starring (end credits - pt. 2)
Brad Blaisdell ....... Officer Jenkins
Bob McCracken ........ Pinball
Paige Rowland ........ Wendy Sawyer
Featured:
Nigel Gibbs .......... Officer # 3
Synopsis
Dr. Sloan shields George Karn from both Steve and Lt. Delaney while investigating his wife's murder.

3.07 [48] Diagnosis Murder: LOVE IS MURDER
b: 19-Jan-96 pc: 3951
w: Nan Hagan
d: Tom Chehak
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
Special Guest Star:
Sally Jessy Raphael (Dr. Gina Lawson)
Guest Stars:
Rebeccah Bush (Lynn Conklin)
Kathleen Garrett (Penny Fleming)
Jack Conley (Frank Barons)
Al Sapienza (Tom Ames)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Brandi Burkett (Girl)
Christopher Michael (Hanover)
Stacey Shaffer (CSU Woman)
Gregory White (Dino)
Synopsis:
Steve heads up the investigation when a Female serial cop killer is on the prowl, while inadvertantly dating the killer.

3.08 [49] Diagnosis Murder: MISDIAGNOSIS MURDER
b: 26-Jan-96 pc: 3948
w: Gerry Conway
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
Special Guest Star:
Richard Romanus (Ed Quiller)
Guest Stars:
Krista Allen (Page Tanner)
Dennis Creaghan (Gregory King)
Leslie Horan (Ruth Chandler)
Peter Vogt (Unknown)
David T. Hayward (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michelle Bonilla (Nurse # 2)
Susan Nyby (Nurse # 1)
Synopsis:
An exhausted Jesse, coming off a 48-hour stint in the hospital, witnesses a man die in the parking garage.
Jesse returns with help only to find the man alive. While everyone believes Jesse to have been delirious,
Jesse insists he was correct, and goes all out to prove himself.

3.09 [50] Diagnosis Murder: THE PRESSURE TO MURDER
b: 09-Feb-96 pc: 3943
w: Sibyl Gardner
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
*
Special Guest Star:
Ronny Cox (Dr. Nathan Harding)
Guest Stars:
Michael Reilly Burke (Kyle Harding)
Michael Stadvec (Billy Marco)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Monica Allison (Brenda Arthur)
Conni Marie Brazelton (Nurse # 2)
Ross Patridge (Eric Temple)
J. August Richards (Troy Sommers)
Barbara K. Whinnery (Nurse)
Synopsis:
Amanda's cousin falls to his death when his motorcycle suddenly veers off the road. Amanda leads the investigation
when it's discovered her cousin was drugged immediately before the accident.

3.10 [51] Diagnosis Murder: LIVING ON THE STREETS CAN BE MURDER
b: 16-Feb-96 pc: 3946
w: Carey W. Hayes & Chad Hayes
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
gs:
Bryan Cranston (Walter Mason)
Fredric Lane (Tom Winston)
Denise Miller (Cheryl Dante)
Cynthia Steele (Nurse?)
Wayne Tippit (Howard Mitchell)
Michael Bofshever (Kevin Lewis)
Bill Zuckert (Whit Sterling)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Louisa Abernathy ...... The Nurse
Carol Kiernan ......... The Mother
Chuck Sloan ........... Dr. Bradley
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Sloan investigates a free health clinic after several homeless people turn up dead... with missing organs.
Synopsis 2:
Homeless people keep turning up dead with some vital organ missing. Dr. Sloan goes undercover to investigate.

3.11 [52] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER MURDER
b: 23-Feb-96 pc: 3947
w: Nancy Bond
d: Peter Ellis
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
Special Guest Star:
Robert Vaughn (Bill Stratton)
Guest Stars:
Alan Fudge (Alan Helms)
Jack McGee (Stan Macky)
Kate McNeil (Jennifer Stratton / Joan)
Lisa Dean Ryan (Lenore Stratton)
Louan Gideon (Unknown)
Linda Hoy (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
David Q. Combs ....... The Minister
Tohoru Masamune ...... Al Cho
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Sloan tries to solve a friend's murder while Steve investigates the deceased's ex-wife and her identical twin sister.
Synopsis 2:
The chief suspect in the murder of an old friend is his wife or her identical twin--but which one?

3.12 [53] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER IN THE DARK
b: 08-Mar-96 pc: 3949
w: Joyce Burditt
d: Bernie Kowalski
gs:
Ricky Aiello (Eddie Romero)
Marc Alaimo (Mr. Smith)
Wayne Duvall (Bill Nolan)
Karen Moncrieff (Claire Hartman)
John Pleshette (Dr.John Foster)
Kat Cressida (Mrs. Romero)
Mark Chaet (Richard Baylor)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Mark Chaet ............ Richard Baylor
Roger Hewlett ......... Roy
Don Nardini ........... Man #2
Featuring:
Mark Daniel Cade ...... Anesthiologiost
Robert Kotecki ........ Man
Kevin McNally ......... Bartender
David Sobel .......... Rick
Synopsis 1:
A visiting surgeon (John Pleshette) must deal with his alcoholism after a fellow docter (Karen Moncrieff)
is murdered during one of his blackouts.
Synopsis 2:
A surgeon is accused of the murder of another doctor who was an ice queen by day and a fiery female by night.

3.13 [54] Diagnosis Murder: 35 MILLIMETER MURDER
b: 29-Mar-96 pc: 3952
w: Steve Hattman d: Bruce Seth Green
gs:
Jennifer Campbell (Hillary Bryan)
Cylk Cozart (Eddie Alcala)
Gregory Scott Cummins (Abrams)
Hillary Danner (Darlene Mix)
PhilReeves (Judge Walter Graystone)
Stephen Furst (Vic Slovak)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Alex Demir (Don Blaine)
Morgan Stoddard (Limo Driver)
Synopsis 1:
When a photo shop erroneously sends Dr. Sloan the wrong set of photographs, he becomes embroiled in the murder
investigation of an escort girl. Meanwhile, Amanda's baby is about to come to term.
Synopsis 2:
A paparazzo's photo supplies a vital clue in a gang killing. Amanda goes into labor.

3.14 [55] Diagnosis Murder: THE MURDER TRADE
b: 05-Apr-96 pc: 3953
w: Joyce Burditt
d: Oz Scott
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
Special Appearance by:
Leila Kenzle (Marsha McArthur)
Guest Stars:
Cindy Ambuehl (Ginger)
Robert Gossett (Jimmy Christopher)
Mark Hutter (Dr. Jeffrey Loomis)
Todd McKee (Lt. Kincaid)
Moira Walley (Trent's Cousin?)
Terry O'Quinn (Dr. Ronald Trent)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lira Angel ................. Receptionist # 2
Stephen James Carver ....... Sam Taylor
Cheryl Francis Harrington .. Nurse # 3
Ami Rothschild ............. Receptionist/Alice Newbound
Yolanda Snowball ........... Nurse # 1
Bea Soong .................. Nurse # 2
Andrew Walker .............. Phil / Plain Clothes Det.
Ann Walker ................. Nurse
Synopsis 1:
In an episode reminiscent of Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train", Dr. Sloan is drawn into a murder pact by a psychiatrist
in need of money. The psychiatrist kills a woman pestering Dr. Sloan, expecting Mark to eliminate his "problem".
Synopsis 2:
A psycho therapist kills a consultant who is advising the dismissal of Dr. Sloan and then attempts to blackmail the
doctor into committing a murder in return.

3.15 [56] Diagnosis Murder: MIND OVER MURDER
b: 12-Apr-96 pc: 3954
w: Gerry Conway
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Special Guest Star:
George Hamilton (Craig Wohlman)
Guest Stars:
Roxanne Beckford (Sylvana Kent)
David Wells (Zalman Bain)
Wayne Thomas Yorke (Max?)
Tracy Nelson (Kristie Lofton)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Matt Marshall (Policeman)
Synopsis 1:
Jesse is attracted to a beautiful psychic, who also happens to be the prime suspect in a murder.
Amanda copes with the trials of motherhood.
Synopsis 2:
A psychic in an infomercial attracts Jesse's attention, especially when she claims to have had a vision of a murder.

3.16 [57] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER BY THE BOOK
b: 19-Apr-96 pc: 3955
w: Tom Chehak & Steve Hattman
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
*
Special Appearance by
Rick Dees (Himself)
Guest Stars:
Troy Evans (Dr. Bannerman)
Cyndi Pass (Shauna Teague)
Tony Pierce (Thomas L. Pitt)
Jeri Lynn Ryan (Melissa Farns)
Musetta Vander (Carrie)
And:
Susan Powter (Janet Block)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Beatie Pompa .......... Maid
Michael Kagan ......... Earl Slybotsky
Lee Newman ............ Swarthy Man
Synopsis:
The daughter of one of Mark's friends writes a juicy tell-all expose of the most prominent public figures.
Mark takes her in after a crazed stalker starts threatening her and her co-authors.

3.17 [58] Diagnosis Murder: FMURDER
b: 26-Apr-96 pc: 3956
Teleplay by: Gerry Conway / Story: Gerry Conway & Steve Hattman
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
*
Special Guest Star:
Morton Downey Jr. (Carl Burke)
Guest Stars:
Steve Eastin (Russ Marsh)
Carey Eidel (Jimmy)
Kene Holliday (Burke's Producer)
Mimi Lieber (Rosie)
Roger Howarth (Real Bad Radio Host)
And:
Vicki Lawrence (Kitti Lynn Hastings)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Elayn Taylor .......... Nurse
Synopsis:
Mark investigates a perky morning television personality for the murder of a Howard Stern-like radio host.

3.18 [59] Diagnosis Murder: LEFT-HANDED MURDER
b: 03-May-96 pc: 3950
w: Mark Masuoka
d: Jonathan Frakes
Director of Photography, Michael Negrin, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Tim Choate (Evan Houston)
Julie Condra (Heather)
Matthew Faison (Raymond Bergman)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Terri)
Christina Pickles (Bea Michaels)
John Reilly (Preston Michaels)
Julie St. Claire (Lanni?)
Hallie Todd (Susan Stimpson?)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lawrence Craig (Pedestrian)
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Sloan is the executor of his friend, Preston Michael's, estate after Michaels is found in the body of a shark.
Things turn interesting after traces of poison are found in Michaels' body and three women, all apparently married
to Michaels, attend the reading of the will.
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Sloan is first saddened then shocked when the body of a friend is found inside a shark and three women turn up
to claim it--all proving to be his wife/ wives.

############## Diagnosis Murder ##############
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