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Mrs. Columbo 

Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.
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1980   1979  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Kate Mulgrew ...  Kate Callahan / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Henry Jones ...  Josh Alden 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Lili Haydn ...  Jenny Callahan / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Don Stroud ...  Sergeant Mike Varrick 8 episodes, 1979-1980
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Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kate Columbo See more »

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Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While the show was aired under many alternative titles, only the second season of the show was officially renamed from "Mrs. Columbo" to "Kate Loves a Mystery" and all the references to "Columbo" were removed. The storyline explained this a bit by having Kate divorce Columbo. Therefore, it is somewhat unclear whether season two is just the second season of "Mrs. Columbo" or a separate sequel series. See more »

Goofs

Kate Mulgrew was born April 29, 1955 and hadn't yet turned 24, by the time the show made its debut in 1979. The character of Mrs. Columbo had been referenced since Lieutenant Columbo's first appearance in 1968, when Mulgrew would've been 13 years old. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Murder Can Hurt You! (1980) See more »

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Unrealistic
30 March 2016 | by paddledawgSee all my reviews

In the Columbo series, the lieutenant describes his wife's character and even physical attributes.

See Season 4: Ep. 1--An Exercise in Fatality--time index 32:10.

None of the characteristics are reflected in the Mrs Columbo series.

You might as well call her a different name, because its really not the same person.

Too bad it was branded "Mrs. Columbo". What were the directors and writers thinking??

There are just too man inconsistencies to call her the lieutenant's wife.


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