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Diagnosis: Murder (season 2)

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Diagnosis: Murder's second season originally aired Fridays at 8:00-9:00 pm (EST).[1][2]

Diagnosis: Murder (season 2)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 16, 1994 (1994-09-16) –
May 5, 1995 (1995-05-05)
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List of Diagnosis: Murder episodes

The season was released on DVD by Paramount Home Video. The episode "Georgia On My Mind" is edited from its original broadcast version by one minute on the DVD set.



No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
201"Many Happy Returns"Lou AntonioLee Goldberg & William RabkinSeptember 16, 1994 (1994-09-16)14.70[3]

Sloan is faced with both a murder investigation and an audit from the IRS.

Guest Star: Holland Taylor as IRS Agent Gretchen McCord.
212"A Very Fatal Funeral"Alan MyersonGerry ConwaySeptember 23, 1994 (1994-09-23)14.90[4]

Briggs is a suspect in the deaths of a charity's chairman and many board members.

Guest Star: Michelle Phillips.
223"Woman Trouble"Roy Campanella IIJoyce BurdittSeptember 30, 1994 (1994-09-30)14.50[4]

Sloan suspects that something's afoot when a rich patient misses an appointment and vanishes. Guest Star: Sally Kellerman.

Note: Michael Tucci does not appear in this episode.
234"The Busy Body"Vincent McEveetyDan WilcoxOctober 7, 1994 (1994-10-07)15.30[4]
On his birthday, Sloan is forced to deal with both hospital inspectors and a disappearing body during a murder investigation.
245"My Four Husbands"Christian I. Nyby IIRobin BernheimOctober 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)14.00[4]

Sloan suspects that a celebrity had been framed in the murder of one of her ex-husbands.

Guest Stars: Morgan Fairchild, and Sal Viscuso.
256"Murder Most Vial"Richard ComptonRichard CollinsOctober 21, 1994 (1994-10-21)13.60[4]

Sloan probes the death of a media mogul who threatened to sue the hospital.

Guest Stars: Ken Kercheval, Christine Belford, and John Rubinstein.
267"You Can Call Me Johnson"Christian I. Nyby IIJohn WirthOctober 28, 1994 (1994-10-28)14.20[4]

Sloan operates on Jack's "godfather," who unexpectedly dies after the surgery.

Guest Star: Abe Vigoda (plays Jack's Godfather Albert Bartell).
278"Georgia on My Mind"Peter EllisBrad KernNovember 4, 1994 (1994-11-04)14.80[4]

Sloan investigates the murder of a private investigator whose last words are among the very few clues that can solve his death.

Guest Stars: Daphne Ashbrook, and Kurt Fuller.
289"The Last Laugh: Part 1"Christian I. Nyby IILee Goldberg & William RabkinNovember 11, 1994 (1994-11-11)14.20[4]

The wife of Sloan's colleague is framed for her husband's murder.

Guest Stars: Carey Van Dyke, Pernell Roberts, and Dyan Cannon.
2910"The Last Laugh: Part 2"Christian I. Nyby IILee Goldberg & William RabkinNovember 18, 1994 (1994-11-18)15.50[4]

Upon realizing he's made a terrible mistake, Sloan must clear an innocent man who's been sent to jail for the murder of Dr. Valin (Pernell Roberts).

Guest Stars: Stephen Root, Rif Hutton, and Dyan Cannon.
3011"Death by Extermination"Christopher HiblerDan WilcoxDecember 2, 1994 (1994-12-02)13.70[4]

Sloan and his sister find her real-estate agent murdered in her new home.

Guest Stars: Susan Gibney, Kari Lizer (played Cassie Phillips on Matlock),and Betty White (played Dora Sloan Mark Sloan's Sister).
3112"Standing Eight Count"Christopher HiblerTravis FineDecember 9, 1994 (1994-12-09)TBA

Sloan and his staff investigate the murder of a boxer who had just won a title bout.

Guest Star: Stanley Kamel
3213"The Bela Lugosi Blues"Lee PhilipsMichael GleasonJanuary 6, 1995 (1995-01-06)15.80[5]
Sloan investigates the murders of three men drained of their blood, including two of the most eligible bachelors in Los Angeles.
3314"The New Healers"Christopher HiblerLee Goldberg & William RabkinJanuary 13, 1995 (1995-01-13)16.20[5]

Sloan gives the police advice when the star of a medical TV series dies during filming at Community General.

Guest Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Denise Crosby, and Diedrich Bader.
3415"Call Me Incontestible"Michael SchultzDan WilcoxJanuary 20, 1995 (1995-01-20)15.40[5]
When Alex Forman, a long-time patient and friend of Mark's, hangs himself, Mark suspects foul play. Alex and two other apparent suicides were customers of the same dating service Perfect Couples, an amazing coincidence. In fact, the police computer said that the odds against it were 64 million to one. What Mark and the others couldn't figure out was how one makes someone hang himself without leaving bruises on the body or drugs showing up in the autopsy. Amanda and Mark send Jack to join Perfect Couples to investigate. When Jack gets there to apply for membership, the flirtatious receptionist, Fawn (Rebecca Chambers), all but asks him out. Jack needs to write a biography, and Amanda and Dolores write it for him. Amanda delivers it to Perfect Couples on her way home, so Jack doesn't see it. They say to Mark that they had always wanted to create Mr. Right. The bio is so effective that 62 women try to date Jack on the first day. Among other things, the bio says that Jack takes 2-hour bubble baths (with his dates) and drinks Armagnac (brandy). Jack is mobbed by women everywhere he goes and says he feels like a Beatle. Renée Coleman stars as Gloria, a beautiful, flirtatious patron of Perfect Couples, whom Jack dates because she dated all three of the "suicides", making her a suspect. Her violently jealous ex-husband, recently released from prison, becomes another suspect, after he attacks Jack.
3516"A Blast from the Past"Burt BrinckerhoffJoyce BurdittFebruary 3, 1995 (1995-02-03)15.70[5]
A paroled murderer whom Steve helped put away stalks Sloan for revenge.
3617"Playing for Keeps"Peter EllisGerry ConwayFebruary 10, 1995 (1995-02-10)14.20[5]
Sloan investigates the death of a women's volleyball player who was being stalked.
3718"Sea No Evil"Christian I. Nyby IILee Goldberg & William RabkinFebruary 17, 1995 (1995-02-17)15.30[5]

Sloan comes to defend a lifeguard who was on duty when a swimmer drowned under mysterious circumstances - and suspects a larger plot.

Guest Star: Holland Taylor as IRS Agent Gretchen McCord.
3819"How to Murder Your Lawyer"Leo PennMichael GleasonFebruary 24, 1995 (1995-02-24)13.50[5]

Steve is taking a course from a shy lawyer, Arnold Baskin, who is almost run over right after class. Agnes, a paralegal at his firm is also taking the class and picks him up off the ground. Agnes guessed that someone at the firm was reading the case files and selling the names of key witnesses who then end up dead, and she was investigating. The perp thought Arnold was investigating, because Agnes used his name when she accessed files, and so he tried to murder him. Steve and Jack help Agnes and Arnold find the identity of the perp. Guest Stars: Mitchell Whitfield, and Kenneth Mars.

Note: This episode was intended to be the pilot for a spinoff.
3920"Naked Babes"Christian I. Nyby IIJoyce BurdittMarch 31, 1995 (1995-03-31)13.60[6]

Amanda discovers a black-market baby ring in a maternity home while searching for a friend who gave birth to quadruplets.

Guest Star: Dwight Schultz
4021"Death in the Daytime"Christian I. Nyby IIMichael GleasonApril 28, 1995 (1995-04-28)11.90[6]

Sloan investigates a series of potentially deadly mishaps plaguing the cast of The Young and the Restless.

Guest Stars: Eric Braden, Kristoff St. John, Lauralee Bell, Doug Davidson, Melody Thomas Scott, Jeanne Cooper, J. Eddie Peck, and Heather Tom.
4122"My Baby Is Out of This World"Christopher HiblerRichard CollinsMay 5, 1995 (1995-05-05)10.40[6]

Sloan probes the death of a rock star whose wife believes her spouse was murdered by an alien.

Guest Stars: Jason Carter and Robert Gossett.