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Do You Think One Last Murder, She Wrote Special Will Be Made

or is Lansbury going to kick the bucket before that would happen. MSW has a massive audience. I don't see why they haven't done it yet, and she wants to do another one. I'd love one last chapter. I know most of the Cabot Cove cast are dead, but I don't really care about them. I'd love for Jessica to solve a case overseas or in Florida. Something tropical.

by Anonymousreply 4110/13/2013

She's 87. The show you claim has a "massive audience" has been off the air for 18 years.

by Anonymousreply 110/08/2013

"MSW has a massive audience."

Had not has. Many of them are dead.

by Anonymousreply 210/08/2013

Just as long as Grady and his bubble butt shows.

by Anonymousreply 310/08/2013

It'll be titled "Killer at Shady Pines"

by Anonymousreply 410/08/2013

[quote]"MSW has a massive audience." Had not has. Many of them are dead.

Were they all vacationing in Cabot Cove?

by Anonymousreply 510/08/2013

She'd probably break a hip doing it!

by Anonymousreply 610/08/2013

Instead of giving death-row inmates a lethal injection, they should just send them off to live in Cabot Cove.

by Anonymousreply 710/08/2013

There have been three 21st century MSW specials, all of which did really well - so it's really only been ten years since Jessica Fletcher hasn't been on the job.

by Anonymousreply 810/08/2013

MSW is a hit with the younger generation. Jessica and the show has ten million internet memes and the apparel sells big time. The book series is still a best-seller. The DVDs were a humongous success. They even went and released the films. The show is syndicated on multiple networks. Bottom line, the show is still a cash cow. They're stupid if the don't do another film. Hallmark could even do it.

by Anonymousreply 910/08/2013

R9 lives on another planet.

by Anonymousreply 1010/08/2013

Here in England I often look in on episodes, just to see who the guest stars are - its on 2 different channels, and as there are over 200 episodes I think, they can be repeating them for evermore. I trust Angela and her family have a good deal on repeat fees.

Its amusing catching up with old repeats now - several are set in Ireland where Lansbury lived for some years, and she gets to travel all over the world - Egypt, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Paris, etc - but all look shot in the studio with just stock footage establishing shots of wherever Jessica is that week ... the early series are obviously the best with better guests.

by Anonymousreply 1110/09/2013

They should do one final one but not ignore the passage of time, and probably kill her off at the end.

Inspector Morse had his "The Remorseful Day". David Suchet's Poirot gets his death/swansong with the "Curtain" telemovie around the new year.

Why not give Fletcher one definitive final tale. Hell, the title is easy - "That's All She Wrote".

by Anonymousreply 1210/09/2013

[quote]is Lansbury going to kick the bucket before that would happen.

What a nice way to put it, OP.

What a charmer you are.

by Anonymousreply 1310/09/2013

[R11] Agreed. I always remember "Paint Me a Murder" because of the guest stars - Cesar Romero, Capucine, Robert Goulet, Judy Geeson, Ron Moody, and that episodes bit of hot totty - Fernando Allende

by Anonymousreply 1410/09/2013

Is that a photo of Fernando Allende?

by Anonymousreply 1510/09/2013

Yep, from back around the time of the episode (ie. 30 years ago) when he was in his very early 30s. He wore short shorts in one scene if I recall.

by Anonymousreply 1610/09/2013

When she kicks it then there will be one last special, with her as the victim. Madonna will return to acting as the new elderly detective. After rave reviews, astounding ratings, and an emmy nod Madge will take up the spinster detective role for a series reboot. CBS will enjoy several years of being on top of the ratings as a result, before Madge's muslim leanings reach the public and she is forced out in shame. Several other actresses will attempt to replace her, but the magic will be lost.

Who else could take on this iconic role, datalounge??

by Anonymousreply 1710/09/2013

[R17] Don't give them ideas. Jessica Fletcher was always a Miss Marple knock off anyway, and they tried to reboot Miss Marple with Jennifer Garner - thank christ THAT hot mess didn't work out.

by Anonymousreply 1810/09/2013

R17, you try way too hard, baby. EPIC FAIL!

by Anonymousreply 1910/09/2013

The final MSW - Jessica is finally revealed as a mass-murderer who employs members of her family and friends in a modern version of Murder Inc...

by Anonymousreply 2010/09/2013

This is better than getting drunk at a comedy club and booing the failed comedian off the stage.

by Anonymousreply 2110/09/2013

[quote]MSW is a hit with the younger generation.

Which "younger generation"? 70 year olds? Are you 90?

by Anonymousreply 2210/09/2013

Count our blessings Jean Stapleton didn't take the role. We wouldn't be having this conversation for a many number of reasons.

by Anonymousreply 2310/09/2013

Mainly her deadness, R23?

by Anonymousreply 2410/09/2013

well also because I doubt the show would've been as successful and iconic with Stapleton. Stapleton is a great actress, but she was too identified with Edith Bunker to be accepted as a totally different character in a series. It was the same with Megan Mullally. No one wanted to see her in anything in which she wasn't using her Karen voice.

by Anonymousreply 2510/09/2013

Isn't Mrs. Garrett still alive and looking for work?

by Anonymousreply 2610/09/2013

Would shake-cam work on a murder mystery?

"Not the good china, Dear; Jessica's dropping by to ask about her dearest friend."

*clatter, clatter, spill*

by Anonymousreply 2710/09/2013

They should use the special as a stealth pilot to introduce a new mystery writer/sleuth and make whole thing gay gay gay to appeal to its prime audience. Maybe Grady's got a son, let's call him Bomer Fletcher, who is a hot gay guy who moves to Cabot Cove after retiring from gay porn and sets off murder mysteries whereever he goes.

by Anonymousreply 2810/09/2013

Slumped over the divan, his bare asshole said, "Yes", but the bullet hole in his back said, "NO!"

by Anonymousreply 2910/09/2013

The new sheriff could be a hot deeply closeted married DILF who has a strong flirtation with Bomer Fletcher in season 1 that blossoms into a full-blown fuckfest by season 2. Could be Amos Tupper's nephew, let's call him Jackman Tupper, complete with frau wife.

by Anonymousreply 3010/09/2013

Matt Bomer is going to do this show now?

by Anonymousreply 3110/09/2013

I was at B&N last week and saw a hardcover book by "Jessica Fletcher" in the New Fiction section. It was called "Close Up on Murder."

by Anonymousreply 3210/11/2013

Two fairies who own the town's antique shop are murdered over their Judy Garland DVD collection. Jessica says...fuck 'em....maybe they got hold of a bad cock.

by Anonymousreply 3310/11/2013

She could jazz up a new "movie' by dragging in a new generation of has beens for the cast. i always looked at the show as anopportunity to see who wasn't dead yet.

by Anonymousreply 3410/11/2013

R33 Heather Badcock? That girl was nothing but trouble!

by Anonymousreply 3510/11/2013

Isn't that the same thing as American Horror Story: Coven?

by Anonymousreply 3610/11/2013

Ironically the younger viewers who weren't watching the show when it went to Thursday nights in `1995,Watching NBC's 'must see' lineup are now 'too old' in the advertising demographics!

by Anonymousreply 3710/12/2013

Shannen Doherty, Barry Watson, Tea Leoni and Sinbad are prime examples of who would be in the guest cast.

by Anonymousreply 3810/13/2013

I have to admit when the show was on the air I never watched. My mother never missed an episode.

What was 9 out of 12 years it was the number one drama?

Lately I've been watching it on Netflix. I kind of like it.

Very little back story on the characters. Which I prefer - one of the reasons I like Law and Order.

None of that CSI drama - where the entire mystery is solved in a lab.

by Anonymousreply 3910/13/2013

I can make myself available on short notice. Angie, babe, call me!

by Anonymousreply 4010/13/2013

Yes, (R40)!

I see an episode where former fitness models are being murdered.

Special guest stars include Mr. Cortese, Michael T. Weiss, Antonio Sabato Jr. and John Wesley Shipp.

Lorna Luft as the high powered agent.

John Barrowman as the closeted gay model whose pecs just didn't stack up is the killer.

This is Murder She Wrote 2013!

by Anonymousreply 4110/13/2013
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