Diagnosis Murder

Weekdays at 11 AM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
The legendary Dick Van Dyke stars in 'Diagnosis Murder' as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor with sleuthing in his blood. The son of a cop and father of another, Sloan is a renowned physician at Community General Hospital who assists the LAPD as a medical consultant and can never resist a good mystery or friend in need. Along with his homicide detective son, Steve (Van Dyke's real-life son, Barry Van Dyke), and help from colleagues, Community General's resident gumshoe investigates crime scenes and uses medical evidence to implicate murderers.

Next Airings

  • 12/11 11:00AMDeadly Games
    "Community General is already under increased security, with a high-profile criminal hospitalized, when an important businesswoman is brought in. "
  • 12/12 11:00AMSlam Dunk Dead
    "Jesse's new part-time job as trainer of the pro basketball Mustangs turns deadly when he's accused of murdering a star player."
  • 12/13 11:00AMLooks Can Kill
    "Dr. Sloan investigates a plastic surgeon when an actress's death apparently results from an infection contracted during surgery."
*available in most MeTV markets


Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
  • Season 8

Ep 1: Miracle Cure

A priest kills his would-be blackmailers and does everything he can to cover his tracks. 

Ep 2: Amnesia

Drs. Sloan and Stewart are preoccupied when a beautiful young amnesia patient is brought in. Unbeknownst to them, their beautiful young patient is a professional killer.

Ep 3: Murder At The Telethon

When the comedian hosting a hospital benefit is found dead, many of the man's acquaintances appear to have had a motive for his murder.

Ep 4: Inheritance Of Death

Mark's cousin, Jonathan Nash, bequeaths his million-dollar fortune to Community General Hospital. 

Ep 5: Thirteen Million Dollar Man

After a dying man gives Dr. Sloane a winning lottery ticket, the deceased's family and creditors swarm him, claiming the ticket is theirs.

Ep 6: Vanishing Act: Part 1

A group of crooked cops frames Steve for murder after he gets too close to their robbery operation.

Ep 7: Vanishing Act: Part 2

The same gang involved in the Schroeder murder kidnaps Mark's underworld friend, Gus Benedict.

Ep 8: Shanda's Song

Dr. Sloan treats a famous singer, and then takes her into his home as a homicidal closes in.

Ep 9: Restless Remains

Mark calls the police to report the death of get-rich-quick magnate Robin Westlin, but the police discount his report as he was also recovering from dental surgery at the time.

Ep 10: Murder With Mirrors

Mark jumps to his friend Clark's aid when Madison turns up dead with Clark the main suspect.

Ep 11: Flashdance With Death

Steve's latest girlfriend, a dance instructor, becomes a suspect in a murder investigation when a dance club's owner dies mysteriously.

Ep 12: Reunion With Murder

A tell-all book written by one of Amanda's vindictive old college roommates contains embarrassing secrets pertaining to all four roommates.

Ep 13: Lily

After telling Jack of plans to blackmail her clients, a prostitute is found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

Ep 14: Guardian Angel

An unhappy politician's wife guns down her husband in an underground garage. 

Ep 15: Nirvana

Chet Brooks, one of Jack's old friends, shows up on the run from gamblers, begging for help.

Ep 16: Broadcast Blues

A convict being treated at Community General Hospital takes a hostage and demands news coverage.

Ep 17: Shaker

When a friend of Dr. Sloan's is apparently killed by an armoire during an earthquake, Sloan soon discovers that the man may have already been dead before the quake.

Ep 18: The Plague

A gangland "protector" under surveillance by Steve becomes infected with the plague when a medicine bottle is mysteriously switched.

Ep 19: Sister Michael Wants You

Dr. Sloan goes undercover at a convent when mysterious circumstances surround a murder.

Ep 20: Many Happy Returns

Dr. Sloan is under suspicion after his tax preparer is killed and Mark is spotted "hovering" over the body.

Ep 21: A Very Fatal Funeral

Suspicion is cast on Norman Briggs after the chairman of a philanthropic medical group, of which Norman is a member, is murdered.

Ep 22: Woman Trouble

Two women involved in a love triangle plot to murder a man, take his millions and leave the country.

Ep 23: Busy Body

Dr. Sloan's birthday is less than festive when he discovers the body of a prominent divorce lawyer in the hospital pharmacy.

Ep 24: My Four Husbands

A famous actress, a patient at Community General, is implicated in the murder of one of her four ex-husbands.

Ep 25: Murder Most Vial

A cantankerous patient at Community General is given a double injection of his medication, eventually leading to his death.

Ep 26: You Can Call Me Johnson

When a mob boss dies on Mark's operating table, the man's son and heir blames and threatens Mark.

Ep 27: Georgia On My Mind

Jack and Steve vie for a young woman's affections as she leads them in an investigation of a PI's death.

Ep 28: Last Laugh: Part 1

A plastic surgeon dies from an overdose of laughing gas... with no shortage of suspects.

Ep 29: Last Laugh: Part 2

Realizing that he's been duped, Mark goes all out to thwart a murderer's plans.

Ep 30: Death By Extermination

The body of a real estate agent is found in the walk-in closet of Mark's sister's new house.

Ep 31: Standing Eight Count

A newly crowned boxing champion is found murdered shortly after winning the title.

Ep 32: Bella Lugosi Blues

Mark entertains unorthodox theories when several dead bodies are found drained of blood with puncture marks on their necks.

Ep 33: The New Healers

When an unpopular actor on a hot new medical drama suddenly dies, Mark suspects everyone from the writer to other cast members.

Ep 34: Call Me Incontestable

A rash of murders made to look like suicide leads to a dating service and its beautiful customers.

Ep 35: A Blast From The Past

One of Steve's old "collars" gets out of prison and comes looking for revenge.

Ep 36: Playing For Keeps (aka Beach Blanket Bump-off)

Dr. Sloan investigates the murder of an antagonistic pro volleyball player.

Ep 37: Sea No Evil

IRS Agent Gretchen McCord returns when her lifeguard nephew is accused of murder.

Ep 38: How To Murder Your Lawyer

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.

Ep 39: Naked Babes

A friend of Amanda's gives birth to quadruplets and then vanishes, leaving the gang scrambling over what to do about the four babies and their missing mother.

Ep 40: Death In The Daytime

After landing a guest role on 'The Young and the Restless,' Amanda walks right into a murder.

Ep 41: My Baby Is Out Of...

The death of a popular musician raises suspicious questions. The musician's pregnant wife, who claims to be carrying an alien's child, complicates matters.

Ep 42: An Innocent Murder

Mark Sloan encounters a devious daughter.

Ep 43: Witness To Murder

Dr. Sloan looks after a young girl found at the scene of a murder while Steve and Jesse work on tracking down the killer.

Ep 44: All American Murder

The murder of a beautiful woman near a Marine encampment raises suspicions.

Ep 45: Murder In The Courthouse

Dr. Sloan suspects a cunning D.A. in the murder of an acquitted defendant.

Ep 46: Murder On The Run: Part 1

A man wrongfully convicted of murder takes Dr. Sloan hostage.

Ep 47: Murder On The Run: Part 2

Dr. Sloan shields George Karn from both Steve and Lt. Delaney while investigating his wife's murder.

Ep 48: Love Is Murder

Steve heads up the investigation into a serial cop killer—while inadvertently dating the murderer!

Ep 49: Misdiagnosis Murder

Coming off a 48-hour stint at the hospital, an exhausted Jesse witnesses a man die in the parking garage.

Ep 50: The Pressure To Murder

Amanda's cousin falls to his death when his motorcycle suddenly veers off the road.

Ep 51: Living On The Streets Can Be Murder

Dr. Sloan investigates a free health clinic after several homeless people turn up dead... with missing organs.

Ep 52: Murder Murder

Dr. Sloan tries to solve a friend's murder while Steve investigates the deceased's ex-wife and her identical twin sister.

Ep 53: Murder In The Dark

A visiting surgeon must deal with his alcoholism after a fellow doctor is murdered during one of his blackouts.

Ep 54: 35 Millimeter Murder

When a photo shop sends Dr. Sloan the wrong set of photographs, he becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of an escort girl.

Ep 55: The Murder Trade

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.

Ep 56: Mind Over Murder

Jesse is attracted to a beautiful psychic, who also happens to be the prime suspect in a murder.

Ep 57: Murder By The Book

The daughter of one of Mark's friends writes a juicy tell-all exposé targeting prominent public figures.

Ep 58: Murder

Mark investigates a perky morning television personality for the murder of a Howard Stern-like radio host.

Ep 59: Left-Hander Murder

Dr. Sloan becomes the executor of his friend's estate after the man's body is found in a shark.

Ep 60: Murder By Friendly Fire

One police officer is accidentally shot by another during a raid gone wrong.

Ep 61: Murder Can Be Contagious

A burglar inadvertently becomes infected with a deadly virus.

Ep 62: Murder On Thin Ice

A figure skater's ex-coach attacks a rival skater and then is found dead, murdered with her skates.

Ep 63: X Marks The Murder: Part 1

Mark, Steve and the gang investigate a string of the so-called "Casanova" murders.

Ep 64: X Marks The Murder: Part 2

Dr. Sloan loses his detached perspective of the case when the killer begins calling him.

Ep 65: A Model Murder

Dr. Sloan investigates the overly protective mother of Jesse's friend's fiancée in the murder of a private investigator.

Ep 66: Murder Can Be Murder

A respected cardiologist murders an innocent man in an insurance scam. 

Ep 67: An Explosive Murder

A young undercover detective investigates a militia-type organization to solve a terrorist bombing witnessed by Mark.

Ep 68: Murder By The Busload

A bus accident brings multiple victims into the hospital.

Ep 69: A Candidate Murder

A U.S. Senator's scheming advisor covers up the accidental death of his drug-addicted daughter.

Ep 70: The ABC's Of Murder

After a drive-by shooting at a high school leaves one teacher dead, an ADA sets out on a personal vendetta against an Asian youth.

Ep 71: Murder In The Family

Mark's daughter returns after eight years, leaving an abusive husband who later turns up dead.

Ep 72: In Defense Of Murder

When a famous prostitute writes a tell-all book, an executive's job at Community General is in serious jeopardy.

Ep 73: A History In Murder

Mark investigates a 30-year-old murder when the body of his old mentor is discovered entombed in a wall of the hospital.

Ep 74: Murder Two: Part 1

Jesse is arrested and charged with murder after a doctor testifying against him in a malpractice suit is poisoned.

Ep 75: Murder Two: Part 2

Amanda and Ben investigate the murder of Eric Spindler while Jesse continues to languish in jail.

Ep 76: Hard Boiled Murder

Mark aids an old friend, Joe Mannix, in solving a 25-year-old cold case.

Ep 77: Murder, Country Style

When a musician is found murdered at a Country Music Awards ceremony, Dr. Sloan and company rush to find the culprit before the show ends and the crowd disappears.

Ep 78: Delusions Of Murder

A devious psychologist uses hypnotism to facilitate his criminal acts, including the murder of his wife.

Ep 79: Passion For Murder

An aggressive female pharmaceuticals representative stalks the hospital's new chief of staff after a one-night stand, hoping to break up his marriage and have him all for herself.

Ep 80: Blood Brothers Murder

Mark investigates when a beach boy is suspected of murdering his girlfriend's gang member brother.

Ep 81: Physician, Murder Thyself

Dr. Sloan investigates when an unpopular colleague drops dead while performing an operation. 

Ep 82: Murder In The Air

Dr. Sloan and Amanda investigate when the co-pilot of the airplane carrying them to a medical conference is murdered and the remainder of the flight crew are incapacitated with a mysterious illness.

Ep 83: Merry Widow Murder

A wealthy woman and her boyfriend dupe Mark and plot to murder her husband.

Ep 84: Comedy Is Murder

A bungling comedian seeks revenge on his former partner when he's cheated out of millions.

Ep 85: The Murder Of Mark Sloan (aka Marked For Murder)

Dr. Sloan is stalked by a mad bomber whom he helped incarcerate. 

Ep 86: Murder Blues

Steve becomes embroiled in political intrigue after the murder of a city councilman's wife appears to be part of a larger political strategy.

Ep 87: Open And Shut

Mark investigates when his older lover, a new State Supreme Court Justice, murders a teenage girl.

Ep 88: Malibu Fire

A Malibu Hills fire is the backdrop for rising tensions between a disgraced stockbroker, a naturalist, a worried father and a land developer.

Ep 89: Deadly Games

Community General is already under increased security, with a high-profile criminal hospitalized, when an important businesswoman is brought in. 

Ep 90: Slam Dunk Dead

Jesse's new part-time job as trainer of the pro basketball Mustangs turns deadly when he's accused of murdering a star player.

Ep 91: Looks Can Kill

Dr. Sloan investigates a plastic surgeon when an actress' death apparently results from an infection contracted during surgery.

Ep 92: Fatal Impact: Part 1

Mark and Amanda are assigned to a task force investigating an airplane crash.

Ep 93: Fatal Impact: Part 2

Steve and Ron lead a chase for stolen nuclear material.

Ep 94: Must Kill TV

The Sloans run into plenty of industry politics when they investigate the death of a television network executive.

Ep 95: Discards

After they narrowly elude an assassin, Jesse begins to realize his father isn't the accountant he's always claimed to be—but rather a spy!

Ep 96: A Mime Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

A dead mime leads to an investigation of a crooked auto dealer.

Ep 97: Down & Dirty Dead

Steve investigates after a motorcycle stunt driver has a fatal accident while filming an action video.

Ep 98: Retribution: Part 1

When Steve is shot and falls into a coma, Mark does all in his power to find the assailant, even threatening a suspect with bodily harm. 

Ep 99: Retribution: Part 2

Steve slowly recovers from the attempt on his life while Mark sits in prison, framed for two murders.

Ep 100: Drill For Death

A hospital emergency preparedness drill turns deadly when an unpopular and ambitious nurse is found dead, with only an eccentric artist as a witness.

Ep 101: Rain Of Terror

A spat between a girl and her boyfriend leads to an apparent murder—just as dinner guests Mark and Amanda arrive!

Ep 102: Baby Boom

A madman charges into a Lamaze class with a bomb, claiming that a fertility doctor was cheating him.

Ep 103: Talked To Death

Ratings-seeking stunts by TV talk show hosts Darren and Mary end with tragic results.

Ep 104: An Education In Murder

When a rash of deaths at a high school revolve around one "helpful" girl, Dr. Sloan risks his own life to uncover the culprit.

Ep 105: Murder At The Finish Line

Dr. Sloan investigates the death of a driver in a speedway crash.

Ep 106: First Do No Harm

When a young girl is rushed to Community General but dies due to an HMO's negligence, Dr. Travis and the hospital are sued.

Ep 107: Promises To Keep

An ex-cop resorts to scamming Dr. Sloan and Community General to keep his family safe from a criminal mastermind.

Ep 108: Food Fight

Dr. Travis gets involved in the treacherous and deadly trade of catering when he oversees the annual charity banquet.

Ep 109: Obsession: Part 1

Dr. Sloan insists that a man he helped condemn to death for a series of bombings is guilty, even after a post-execution explosion.

Ep 110: Obsession: Part 2

Three months after the execution of bomber Lewis Sweeney, explosions are still rocking the L.A. area every four days.

Ep 111: Resurrection: Part 1

Mark and the gang become trapped within the rubble of Community General in the aftermath of a bombing.

Ep 112: Resurrection: Part 2

Mark is kidnapped and forced to mastermind a $100-million-dollar theft.

Ep 113: Till Death Do Us Part

Two fiancées plot to murder the bride's father on their wedding day. 

Ep 114: Wrong Number

Mark stumbles onto a kidnapping case when the kidnapper accidentally calls the Sloan residence with a ransom demand.

Ep 115: Blood Will Out

Community General Hospital becomes the scene of a manhunt when a corpse comes to life and attacks Amanda.

Ep 116: Alienated

Jesse is haunted by shadowy figures after having been returned from what would appear to be an alien abduction.

Ep 117: Write, She Murdered

When a best-selling mystery author comes down with writer's block, she commits a murder herself in hopes of stimulating her creative juices.

Ep 118: Rear Windows 98

Amanda enlists Jesse's computer nerd friends to find a killer after she discovers a murder online.

Ep 119: The Last Resort

Steve and his abrasive partner are confined to a therapy home for 90 days after Steve shoots and kills a fleeing suspect.

Ep 120: Murder X 4

Steve investigates a series of seemingly unconnected murders committed by terminally ill patients.

Ep 121: Dead In The Water

Jesse's car breaks down while he and Susan are on their way to a fun-filled vacation in Carmel. 

Ep 122: Trapped In Paradise

Steve goes undercover as a doctor in a private community after several mysterious deaths occur within its confines.

Ep 123: Voices Carry

Harry Trumble, a newly retired detective, returns to the force when it appears "The Clown Killer" has remerged from obscurity.

Ep 124: Murder, My Suite

Mark, Jesse and Amanda are trapped in a quarantined hotel after a deadly virus is released.

Ep 125: Murder On The Hour

A serial murderer strikes Community General every hour on the hour, choosing victims who've been seriously injured but "brought back to life."

Ep 126: Rescue Me

After Jesse rescues a woman from a crashed car, she tells him that a jealous lover ran her off the road.

Ep 127: Down Among The Dead Men

A criminal with a death wish stalks Steve.

Ep 128: Never Say Die

Steve enlists troubled teenager Tommy to work at a boxing club as community service after too many brushes with the law.

Ep 129: Trash TV: Part 1

The Community General doctors are dragged back into the world of network television when a producer revamps the pilot for 'Dr. Danger,' the television program based on Dr. Sloan.

Ep 130: Trash TV: Part 2

Mark matches wits with a murderous television network executive.

Ep 131: Blood Ties

Corrupt homicide cops are murdering felons to harvest their organs for those they deem more deserving.

Ep 132: This Is The Last Day Of The Rest Of My Life

Dr. Sloan crusades to keep a physician-assisted-suicide advocate from practicing her trade.

Ep 133: The Roast

A comedy roast in Mark's honor is ruined by a double murder.

Ep 134: Sleeping Murder

Mark worries that his sleepwalking brother may be guilty of murder.

Ep 135: Bringing Up Barbie

Mark babysits Barbie, the daughter of one of Steve's friends, while her father hides from a gangster.

Ep 136: Murder At Midterm

A fiendish med student sells prescription pads to a drug dealer and murders his partner when she becomes too needy.

Ep 137: The Flame

Steve investigates a murder in which the main suspect is the husband of Mark's old flame.

Ep 138: The Killer Within

A med student is sent to a rehab program to kick drugs.

Ep 139: Gangland: Part 1

Mark's life becomes hectic when a lookalike gangster moves to L.A. and is caught up in a struggle for power.

Ep 140: Gangland: Part 2

Mark's life becomes hectic when a lookalike gangster moves to L.A. and is caught up in a struggle for power.

Ep 141: The Mouth That Roared

A radio host searching for her birth mother is suspected of murder when a woman falsely claiming to be her mother turns up dead.

Ep 142: The Seven Deadly Sins

Mark matches wits with a beautiful jewel thief who's being framed for murder.

Ep 143: Santa Claude

Hospital horticulturist Claude is revealed to be an escaped convict living under an assumed name for the past 10 years. 

Ep 144: Man Overboard

Working as a physician on a cruise ship, Mark gets involved in the search for a murderer after a disagreeable man is killed.

Ep 145: Frontier Dad

Steve goes undercover as a TV stunt man to discover who's trying to kill an abrasive young star.

Ep 146: Too Many Cooks

Mark investigates when a philandering chef is murdered during a televised charity cook-off.

Ep 147: Jake’s Women

Mark is stunned to learn that his late friend was married to two women.

Ep 148: Murder By Remote

A devious home security programmer plots to murder the children of everyone involved in the accidental death of his son.

Ep 149: Teacher’s Pet

A young med student is suspected of killing her abusive husband after her story of murderous burglars proves false.

Ep 150: The Unluckiest Bachelor In LA

Steve investigates when his new girlfriend is found dead.

Ep 151: A Resting Place

Dr. Sloan goes undercover as a patient in a retirement home to solve the murder of an ex-cop.

Ep 152: Murder At BBQ Bob’s

Steve teams with a Naval investigator when the apparent suicide of a military officer turns out to be a case of cold-blooded murder.

Ep 153: Two Birds With One Sloan

Mark appears on a quiz show to uncover the killer of a former contestant.

Ep 154: Swan Song

Mark's old friend, singer Danielle Marsh, visits and begins exhibiting erratic behavior while dodging attempts on her life. 

Ep 155: Out Of The Past: Part 1

An old friend of med student Alex Martin is mixed up in the murder investigation of an L.A. "madam."

Ep 156: Getting Mad, Getting Even: Part 2

Madison moves in with her new paramour—unaware that he's trying to kill her!

Ep 157: Death By Design

Mark's office decorator is murdered.

Ep 158: Blind Man’s Bluff

After a woman is blinded in a car accident, it isn't long before her soon-to-be ex-husband winds up dead.

Ep 159: Slight Of Hand

A body found on the beach turns out to be that of Community General Hospital's late janitor. When the man's twin brother identifies the body, something about him raises suspicion in Mark and Steve.

Ep 160: By Reason Of Insanity

Dr. Sloan tries to save one of his former students, a schizophrenic, from a murder charge, but is challenged by the man's seemingly incoherent babbling.

Ep 161: The Patient Detective

After nearly dying in a car accident, Steve announces that he has just witnessed a murder.

Ep 162: Cradle Will Rock

When a nurse's husband is murdered, the woman's young lover is the prime suspect.

Ep 163: Hot House

An abusive man is murdered while appearing as a contestant on a reality show in which he and four other people are monitored 24-hours a day.

Ep 164: All Dressed Up And No Place To Die

Mark goes after a man who killed a groom on his wedding day.

Ep 165: Confession

Dr. Mark Sloan, Steve and Amanda become involved when a priest is accused of murdering an old friend.

Ep 166: Playing God

Dr. Sloan seeks the murderer who killed a med student, drained his blood and stored the body in the Community General morgue.

Ep 167: Less Than Zero

When an actress with an eating disorder dies from an apparent heart attack, Mark believes she was murdered.

Ep 168: Sins Of The Father: Part 1

A young woman is assassinated while Dr. Sloan is examining her, setting off an investigation that plunges him into dark memories of his own childhood.

Ep 169: Sins Of The Father: Part 2

Mark searches for clues as to why his father abandoned him as a child.

Ep 170: You Bet Your Life

Dr. Sloan investigates the apparent suicide of a gifted heart surgeon who hid a dark secret.

Ep 171: Bachelor Fathers

Dr. Sloan tries to solve the murder of a young woman whose twin sister claims that Jesse fathered her infant son.

Ep 172: Being Of Sound Mind

Dr. Sloan tries to save Jesse and Amanda from a murderer after a multi-million-dollar inheritance.

Ep 173: Dance Of Danger

A tabloid reporter gets caught up in a murder investigation when one of her sources is stabbed to death on a dance floor.

Ep 174: The Red’s Shoes

When Amanda visits the studio where she learned ballet, a talented Chinese dancer drops dead on the dance floor.

Ep 175: No Good Deed

Dr. Sloan investigates a controversial attorney who confesses to murder while near death but recants after he recovers.

Ep 176: Deadly Mirage: Part 1 (aka Deja Vous)

While deeply disturbed that Steve is falling in love with a woman who is a dead ringer for his murdered former girlfriend, Dr. Sloan begins watching his neighbors through binoculars and becomes convinced that one of them is a murderer.

Ep 177: Deadly Mirage: Part 2 (aka On The Beach)

After breaking his leg, Mark begins spying on his neighbors and thinks he may have spotted something suspicious!

Ep 178: The Blair Nurse Project

When a filmmaker begins using Community General Hospital as the location for an eerie documentary, Dr. Sloan discovers that it may be haunted.

Ep 179: Town Without Pity

After receiving a frantic phone call from his daughter, Mark travels to a small town and finds that she and her husband have been killed.

Ep 180: Without Warning

A dead body on the beach leads Steve's investigation to migrant farm workers who have been dying from an unknown ailment.