Father Dowling Mysteries

  • 1990
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A Chicago priest teams with a streetwise nun to solve crimes in this lighthearted detective series based on novels by Ralph McInerny. The pilot was a 1987 made-for-TV movie on NBC, which also aired the series' first season. It then moved to ABC for the rest of its run.

Season 1, Episode 1 Fatal Confession

First Aired: November 30, 1987

In the series pilot, suicide is blamed for a parishioner's death, but Dowling (Tom Bosley) thinks it was murder. Part 1 of two. Sada Thompson. Sen. Erdain: Leslie Nielsen. Patricia Erdain: Susan Blakely. Marie: Mary Wickes. Robinson: Peter Scolari.

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  • Premiered: January 4, 1990
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A Chicago priest teams with a streetwise nun to solve crimes in this lighthearted detective series based on novels by Ralph McInerny. The pilot was a 1987 made-for-TV movie on NBC, which also aired the series' first season. It then moved to ABC for the res… (more)

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