TV Series created by Dean Hargrove

Murder 101Murder 101

Dick Van Dyke stars as professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell, an absent-minded and brilliant criminologist. His son Barry Van Dyke co-stars as a former cop who is working as a private investigator.

Jane DoeJane Doe
Hallmark Channel, 2005 | Drama, Family, Action, Adventure
Rating: 4/5

Lea Thompson stars as a soccer mom who designs children's games and puzzles in her spare time, but has a secret past as a government spy, and is recalled to part-time service by the Central Security Agency to help solve puzzles involving national security. Jane Doe investigates the murder of an international business mogul.


McBride is a former cop turned defense attorney, whose laid-back lifestyle belies his keen insight into the criminal mind, as he ferrets out the actual murderer in the classic tradition of Perry Mason. He has an on-again-off-again relationship with plainclothes police detective Roberta Hansen, and acts as mentor to former public defender and would-be private eye, Phil Newberry.

Father Dowling MysteriesFather Dowling Mysteries
ABC, 1989 | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 4/5

A catholic priest and a nun solve murder mysteries.

Jake and the FatmanJake and the Fatman
CBS, 1987 | Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Rating: 3/5

A former cop, aka "The Fatman", has built a remarkable record of convictions in his new career as a district attorney, thanks mainly to his gruff, tact-impaired manner and his willingness to bend the rules when it suits his purposes. Unfortunately, those same qualities also have earned him a substantial number of enemies.

ABC, 1986 | Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 3.3/5

A cagey defense attorney has a down-home demeanor and uptown strategy.