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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 30, 1987
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Starring: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads
  • Summary: The show began as an NBC Made for TV Movie in 1987 and the show was to have begun weekly in 1988 though because of a writer's strike in 1988 it didn't begin weekly until 1989. After it's 1st season the show left NBC and ABC took the show from 1990 until 1991. The show was based upon characters from The Father Dowling Mystery books written by Ralph McInerny.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
  • Creator: Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Nov 30, 1987
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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  1. 90
    The opener is a dandy little puzzler, opening with what appears to be a certain suicide in view of a crowd. [30 Nov 1987, p.D-9]
  2. Reviewed by: Clifford Terry
    Jul 28, 2014
    40
    Bosley, usually competent, is wasted in the kind of chubby, cozy Irish-American role that Frank McHugh played in the '30s. [30 Nov 1987, p.6]