Columbo

Columbo - NBC

NBC

Series

1971

TVG

Crime drama

A seemingly bumbling but actually very shrewd Los Angeles homicide detective solves complex murder cases with his distinctive investigative style and keen attention to detail.

Where to Stream

1971–1978 Series 10 Seasons227 Episodes

Upcoming TV Airings

The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Wednesday, June 19

Death Lends a Hand

Season 1 • Episode 2

Blackmail turns to murder when a private investigator tries to profit from a wife's indiscretions.

Wednesday, June 19

Dead Weight

Season 1 • Episode 3

No body, no weapon and a witness courted by the war hero she thinks committed murder.

Wednesday, June 19

Candidate for a Crime

Season 3 • Episode 3

A senatorial candidate exploits death threats, fabricated for publicity, to kill his manager.

Wednesday, June 19

Swan Song

Season 3 • Episode 7

A gospel singer kills his evangelist wife when she denies him more money and threatens blackmail.

Thursday, June 20

Suitable for Framing

Season 1 • Episode 4

An art critic's dreams of inheriting his uncle's wealth are shattered.

Thursday, June 20

Lady in Waiting

Season 1 • Episode 5

Bitter sibling competition for control of a family-owned corporation escalates into murder.

Thursday, June 20

A Friend in Deed

Season 3 • Episode 8

A man murders his wife and has a friend cover up the act with a burglary.

Thursday, June 20

An Exercise in Fatality

Season 4 • Episode 1

A fitness expert murders an associate who uncovered financial fraud in a health-spa chain.

Friday, June 21

Short Fuse

Season 1 • Episode 6

When an executive dies in a limousine explosion, the corporation's attorney becomes a suspect.

Friday, June 21

Blueprint for Murder

Season 1 • Episode 7

Columbo orders the excavation of a huge pylon, in search of a missing body, but finds nothing.

Friday, June 21

Negative Reaction

Season 4 • Episode 2

A photographer kills his wife and a former convict after framing him for her kidnapping and murder.

Friday, June 21

By Dawn's Early Light

Season 4 • Episode 3

Columbo tries to outwit a military academy commandant planning a murder.

Saturday, June 22

Last Salute to the Commodore

Season 5 • Episode 6

Lt. Columbo's prime suspect in the case of a drowned yacht magnate also turns up dead.

Saturday, June 22

Double Exposure

Season 3 • Episode 4

A research scientist murders the man he has been blackmailing and frames the victim's wife.

Saturday, June 22

Publish or Perish

Season 3 • Episode 5

A publisher hires a gunman to kill a mystery writer who announces he is signing with a competitor.

Sunday, June 23

Troubled Waters

Season 4 • Episode 4

An automobile executive is a suspect in the murder of a cruise ship's vocalist.

Sunday, June 23

Forgotten Lady

Season 5 • Episode 1

An aging actress plans to return to a Broadway musical against her husband's wishes.

Sunday, June 23

Identity Crisis

Season 5 • Episode 3

An advertising consultant with several identities frames his ex-partner.

Sunday, June 23

Now You See Him

Season 5 • Episode 5

Columbo matches wits with a nightclub illusionist suspected of murdering his business associate.

Sunday, June 23

Last Salute to the Commodore

Season 5 • Episode 6

Lt. Columbo's prime suspect in the case of a drowned yacht magnate also turns up dead.

Sunday, June 23

Make Me a Perfect Murder

Season 7 • Episode 3

A TV-network executive murders her boss and lover when he fails to promote her.

Sunday, June 23

The Conspirators

Season 7 • Episode 5

An arms smuggler uses his Irish wit and charm in an attempt to outsmart Columbo.

Sunday, June 23

Columbo Goes to the Guillotine

Season 8 • Episode 1

A magician is beheaded during rehearsal for his guillotine trick by his old psychic mentor.

Sunday, June 23

Murder, Smoke and Shadows

Season 8 • Episode 2

A Hollywood director tries to fool Columbo when a studio becomes a murder scene.

Monday, June 24

Sex and the Married Detective

Season 8 • Episode 3

The disheveled detective gets some free advice from a world famous sex therapist.

Monday, June 24

Grand Deceptions

Season 8 • Episode 4

The detective is called in to investigate the death of a sergeant major at a training camp.

Monday, June 24

Murder, a Self Portrait

Season 9 • Episode 1

Homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo investigates the murder of a famous painter's ex-wife.

Monday, June 24

The Greenhouse Jungle

Season 2 • Episode 2

Columbo suspects a plant collector of murdering his nephew to gain access to a trust fund.

Monday, June 24

The Most Crucial Game

Season 2 • Episode 3

Columbo tries to solve the murder of a professional football team's owner.

Monday, June 24

Columbo Cries Wolf

Season 9 • Episode 2

Columbo investigates the disappearance of the director of a men's magazine.

Monday, June 24

Agenda for Murder

Season 9 • Episode 3

The disheveled detective investigates the apparent suicide of a notorious racketeer.

Tuesday, June 25

Publish or Perish

Season 3 • Episode 5

A publisher hires a gunman to kill a mystery writer who announces he is signing with a competitor.

Tuesday, June 25

Mind Over Mayhem

Season 3 • Episode 6

A boy genius and the robot he invented give Columbo some unsolicited assistance.

Tuesday, June 25

Playback

Season 4 • Episode 5

After killing his mother-in-law, an electronics magnate's alibi is a video security system.

Tuesday, June 25

Requiem for a Falling Star

Season 2 • Episode 5

A secretary is mistakenly ensnared in an aging actress's plot to murder a gossip columnist.

Tuesday, June 25

A Deadly State of Mind

Season 4 • Episode 6

A wealthy psychiatrist murders the husband of his mistress to protect his own reputation.

Tuesday, June 25

A Stitch in Crime

Season 2 • Episode 6

A surgeon kills a nurse who suspects him of intentionally botching the heart surgery.

Tuesday, June 25

Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo

Season 9 • Episode 4

The widow of a crooked estate agent vows to exact her revenge on the two men that put him in prison.

Tuesday, June 25

Uneasy Lies the Crown

Season 9 • Episode 5

A dentist frames his wife for a murder in order to keep up his image and expensive lifestyle.

Wednesday, June 26

The Most Dangerous Match

Season 2 • Episode 7

An American chess champion plays a private match with his challenger and kills him.

Wednesday, June 26

Double Shock

Season 2 • Episode 8

Twins kill their wealthy uncle just before his marriage to a younger woman.

Wednesday, June 26

Murder in Malibu

Season 9 • Episode 6

A famous romance novelist is shot dead in the course of what looks like a robbery.

Wednesday, June 26

Columbo Goes to College

Season 10 • Episode 1

The rumpled lieutenant is invited to give a college lecture on criminology.

Thursday, June 27

Lovely but Lethal

Season 3 • Episode 1

A manufacturer is suspected of killing a chemist who stole a cosmetics formula.

Thursday, June 27

Double Exposure

Season 3 • Episode 4

A research scientist murders the man he has been blackmailing and frames the victim's wife.

Thursday, June 27

Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Season 10 • Episode 2

Columbo investigates the murder of a crime show host's rival with incriminating evidence.

Thursday, June 27

Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star

Season 10 • Episode 3

Columbo is put to the test against an criminal defence lawyer who murders his girlfriend.

Friday, June 28

Publish or Perish

Season 3 • Episode 5

A publisher hires a gunman to kill a mystery writer who announces he is signing with a competitor.

Friday, June 28

Mind Over Mayhem

Season 3 • Episode 6

A boy genius and the robot he invented give Columbo some unsolicited assistance.

Friday, June 28

Death Hits the Jackpot

Season 10 • Episode 4

A police detective questions a jewelry-store owner whose late nephew had a winning lottery ticket.

Friday, June 28

No Time to Die

Season 10 • Episode 5

Columbo attends his nephew's wedding and the bride disappears before the honeymoon.

Saturday, June 29

Make Me a Perfect Murder

Season 7 • Episode 3

A TV-network executive murders her boss and lover when he fails to promote her.

Saturday, June 29

Mind Over Mayhem

Season 3 • Episode 6

A boy genius and the robot he invented give Columbo some unsolicited assistance.

Saturday, June 29

Playback

Season 4 • Episode 5

After killing his mother-in-law, an electronics magnate's alibi is a video security system.

Sunday, June 30

A Bird in the Hand...

Season 10 • Episode 6

Columbo investigates a hit and run, followed by a car explosion.

Sunday, June 30

It's All in the Game

Season 10 • Episode 7

Two women kill their two-timing lover, but both have solid alibis.

Sunday, June 30

Butterfly in Shades of Grey

Season 10 • Episode 8

Columbo investigates a case involving argumentative radio talk show host Fielding Chase.

Sunday, June 30

Undercover

Season 10 • Episode 9

The dishevelled detective sets out to solve an unusual double murder.

Sunday, June 30

Strange Bedfellows

Season 10 • Episode 10

The detective is put on the case of a man who murders his brother.

Sunday, June 30

A Trace of Murder

Season 10 • Episode 11

A forensics specialist helps his girlfriend to frame her husband for a stock broker's murder.

Sunday, June 30

Ashes to Ashes

Season 10 • Episode 12

The inimitable cop must prove that a gossip reporter was murdered by her former lover.

Sunday, June 30

Murder With Too Many Notes

Season 10 • Episode 13

A Hollywood film composer and conductor murders a talented, young musician out of jealousy.

Sunday, June 30

Columbo Likes the Nightlife

Season 10 • Episode 14

Columbo investigates the apparent suicide of a tabloid reporter in the Los Angeles rave scene.

Monday, July 1

Ransom for a Dead Man

An attorney murders her husband, fakes his kidnapping and keeps the ransom.

Monday, July 1

Étude in Black

Season 2 • Episode 1

The mistress of a symphony conductor plans to go public with his extramarital activities.

Monday, July 1

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Monday, July 1

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Monday, July 1

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Monday, July 1

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Tuesday, July 2

A Case of Immunity

Season 5 • Episode 2

A foreign dignitary murders his rival then disguises the crime as part of a robbery.

Tuesday, July 2

A Matter of Honor

Season 5 • Episode 4

Fierce competition among bullfighters involves Columbo in a murder investigation.

Tuesday, July 2

Fade In to Murder

Season 6 • Episode 1

An egotistic TV detective matches wits with Columbo after murdering his producer.

Tuesday, July 2

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Tuesday, July 2

Old-Fashioned Murder

Season 6 • Episode 2

Columbo probes a robbery and murder case that exposes family tensions and deadly hostilities.

Tuesday, July 2

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Tuesday, July 2

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Tuesday, July 2

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Wednesday, July 3

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Wednesday, July 3

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Wednesday, July 3

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Wednesday, July 3

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Thursday, July 4

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Thursday, July 4

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Thursday, July 4

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Thursday, July 4

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Friday, July 5

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Friday, July 5

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Friday, July 5

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Friday, July 5

A Los Angeles detective solves murder cases.

Saturday, July 6

The Conspirators

Season 7 • Episode 5

An arms smuggler uses his Irish wit and charm in an attempt to outsmart Columbo.

Columbo: The Complete Series on DVD

Complete Series on DVD

10 Seasons227 Episodes

$54.97 $36.59
Buy Now

News aboutColumbo