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Mrs. Columbo: Word Games

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Somehow the sleek and sophisticated Kate Mulgrew isn't whom we pictured as the wife of the eternally unkempt Lt. Columbo, but Universal Television was looking for ratings, not credibility (it got neither). Mrs. Columbo: Word Games is the 2-hour pilot for the Mrs. Columbo TV series, which premiered February 26, 1979. Mother, homemaker and reporter for a neighborhood newsletter, Kate Columbo exhibits her husband's sleuthing prowess when she investigates a violent quarrel between neighboring couple Robert Culp and Edie Adams. Kate is laughed off when she insists that Culp has announced plans to murder Edie; what results is a double murder. When Mrs. Columbo bombed, Universal revamped the project, dropped the "Columbo" tie-in (and the marriage), and released the results as Kate Loves a Mystery.

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