Diagnosis: Murder (season 3)

Diagnosis: Murder's third season originally aired Fridays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST).[1][2] The season was released on DVD by Paramount Home Video.

Diagnosis: Murder (season 3)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18
Original networkCBS
Original releaseDecember 8, 1995 (1995-12-08) –
May 3, 1996 (1996-05-03)
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List of Diagnosis: Murder episodes



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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
421"An Innocent Murder"Vincent McEveetyCynthia Deming & William RoyceDecember 8, 1995 (1995-12-08)13.00[3]
A young lady murders her rich father (Arthur York) (Arthur Taxier) but makes look like a suicide, but Sloan manages to find holes in her story.
432"Witness to Murder"Paris BarclayTeleplay by: Cynthia Deming & William Royce
Story by: Mimi Rothman Schapiro & Bill Wells
December 15, 1995 (1995-12-15)12.30[3]
Sloan tries to help a girl who witnessed her father's murder and is afraid to tell anyone.
443"All-American Murder"Christian I. Nyby IITom ChehakDecember 22, 1995 (1995-12-22)12.20[3]

The results of an autopsy on a deceased newcomer to the beach bring a surprising twist to the person's death.

Guest Star: Curtis Armstrong, and Leo Penn.
454"Murder in the Courthouse"Bruce KesslerRoger LowensteinDecember 29, 1995 (1995-12-29)11.90[3]

Mark serves jury duty on a case in which a notorious hit man is found innocent - only to be killed by a bomb that the prosecutor planted for revenge.

Guest Stars: Dixie Carter, James Hong, and Brian Tochi.
465"Murder on the Run: Part 1"Christian I. Nyby IITeleplay by: Steve Hattman
Story by: Maurice Hurley & Steve Hattman
January 5, 1996 (1996-01-05)13.40[3]

A man falsely convicted of killing his wife takes Mark hostage in order to prove his innocence. (A train transporting prisoners derails, sending him to the hospital--partly inspired by The Fugitive (1993 film).)

Guest Stars: Jeff Allin, Dion Anderson, Richard Fancy, and Denise Crosby.
476"Murder on the Run: Part 2"Christian I. Nyby IITeleplay by: Steve Hattman
Story by: Maurice Hurley & Steve Hattman
January 12, 1996 (1996-01-12)13.00[3]

Sloan becomes convinced that George Karn (Jeff Allin) is innocent, so he sets out to find the man who killed Karn's wife.

Guest Stars: Denise Crosby, Richard Fancy, and Dion Anderson.
487"Love Is Murder"Tom ChehakNan HaganJanuary 19, 1996 (1996-01-19)14.00[3]
Steve becomes attracted to a reporter who murders cops.
498"Misdiagnosis Murder"Christian I. Nyby IIGerry ConwayJanuary 26, 1996 (1996-01-26)12.40[3]

Jesse gets involved in a large conspiracy when he sees an alleged heart-attack victim, while a wealthy benefactor takes a shine to Briggs.

Guest Stars: Richard Romanus.
509"The Pressure to Murder"Christopher HiblerSibyl GardnerFebruary 9, 1996 (1996-02-09)12.20[3]
Sloan investigates the death of a medical intern who was Amanda's cousin. The key is ABADCAD in more ways than one.
5110"Living on the Streets Can Be Murder"Christopher HiblerCarey W. Hayes & Chad HayesFebruary 16, 1996 (1996-02-16)13.20[3]

Someone is murdering homeless people and harvesting their organs for transplants.

Guest Stars: Bryan Cranston
5211"Murder, Murder"Peter EllisNancy BondFebruary 23, 1996 (1996-02-23)12.20[3]

Sloan faces double trouble while investigating the murder of an old friend, the main suspects being the victim's wife and her identical twin.

Guest Stars: Robert Vaughn, Alan Fudge, and Jack McGee.
5312"Murder in the Dark"Bernard L. KowalskiJoyce BurdittMarch 8, 1996 (1996-03-08)11.40[4]

A drunk surgeon is accused of murdering a doctor who had a wild life at night.

Guest Star: John Pleshette
5413"35 Millimeter Murder"Bruce Seth GreenSteve HattmanMarch 29, 1996 (1996-03-29)12.50[4]

A picture taken by a paparazzo provides a clue in a kidnapping and murder case, while Amanda goes into labor.

Guest Stars: Stephen Furst and Cylk Cozart.
5514"The Murder Trade"Oz ScottJoyce BurdittApril 5, 1996 (1996-04-05)13.00[4]

A psychotherapist murders a downsizing expert who threatened Sloan's job, then attempts to blackmail the doctor into returning the favor.

Guest Stars: Leila Kenzle and Terry O'Quinn.
5615"Mind Over Murder"Christian I. Nyby IIGerry ConwayApril 12, 1996 (1996-04-12)11.80[4]

A psychic from an infomercial claims she saw a future murder being committed.

Guest Stars: George Hamilton, and Tracy Nelson
5716"Murder by the Book"Christopher HiblerTom Chehak & Steve HattmanApril 19, 1996 (1996-04-19)11.60[4]

Call girls and the co-author of their racy book are being threatened with murder, while Amanda discovers she was never legally married.

Guest Stars: Troy Evans, Tony Pierce, and Jeri Ryan.
5817"FMurder"Christian I. Nyby IITeleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: Gerry Conway & Steve Hattman
April 26, 1996 (1996-04-26)12.00[4]

Sloan suspects a TV homemaker (Vicki Lawrence) of plotting a shock-jock's (Morton Downey Jr.)'s electrocution.

Guest Star: Kene Holliday (played Tyler Hudson on Matlock)
5918"Left-Handed Murder"Jonathan FrakesMark MasuokaMay 3, 1996 (1996-05-03)11.70[4]

The remains of Sloan's friend are found in a shark, which is made all the more suspicious when it's discovered the victim had three wives.

Guest Star: Christina Pickles.