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The first season of Columbo originally aired from September 15, 1971 to February 9, 1972. Prior to this season, two pilot TV movie were made under the name of Prescription: Murder and Ransom for a Dead Man in 1968 and 1971 respectively.


No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Runtime Original air date
3 1 Murder by the Book Steven Spielberg Steven Bochco 73 minutes September 15, 1971
4 2 Death Lends a Hand Bernard L. Kowalski Richard Levison, William Link 73 minutes October 6, 1971
5 3 Dead Weight Jack Smight John T. Dugan 73 minutes October 27, 1971
6 4 Suitable for Framing Hy Averback Jackson Gillis 73 minutes November 17, 1971
7 5 Lady in Waiting Norman Lloyd Steven Bochco, Barney Slater 73 minutes December 15, 1971
8 6 Short Fuse Edward M. Abrams Jackson Gillis, Lester Pine, Tina Pine 73 minutes Janurary 19, 1972
9 7 Blueprint for Murder Peter Falk Steven Bochco, William Kelley 73 minutes February 9, 1972

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