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.
Do You Think One Last Murder, She Wrote Special Will Be Made
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/13/2013|
She's 87. The show you claim has a "massive audience" has been off the air for 18 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/08/2013|
"MSW has a massive audience."
Had not has. Many of them are dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/08/2013|
Just as long as Grady and his bubble butt shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/08/2013|
It'll be titled "Killer at Shady Pines"
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/08/2013|
[quote]"MSW has a massive audience." Had not has. Many of them are dead.
Were they all vacationing in Cabot Cove?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/08/2013|
She'd probably break a hip doing it!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/08/2013|
Instead of giving death-row inmates a lethal injection, they should just send them off to live in Cabot Cove.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||10/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||10/08/2013|
R9 lives on another planet.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||10/09/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 13||10/09/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 14||10/09/2013|
Is that a photo of Fernando Allende?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||10/09/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 18||10/09/2013|
R17, you try way too hard, baby. EPIC FAIL!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||10/09/2013|
This is better than getting drunk at a comedy club and booing the failed comedian off the stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/09/2013|
[quote]MSW is a hit with the younger generation.
Which "younger generation"? 70 year olds? Are you 90?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/09/2013|
Count our blessings Jean Stapleton didn't take the role. We wouldn't be having this conversation for a many number of reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/09/2013|
Mainly her deadness, R23?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||10/09/2013|
Isn't Mrs. Garrett still alive and looking for work?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||10/09/2013|
Slumped over the divan, his bare asshole said, "Yes", but the bullet hole in his back said, "NO!"
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||10/09/2013|
Matt Bomer is going to do this show now?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||10/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||10/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||10/11/2013|
R33 Heather Badcock? That girl was nothing but trouble!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/11/2013|
Isn't that the same thing as American Horror Story: Coven?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||10/12/2013|
Shannen Doherty, Barry Watson, Tea Leoni and Sinbad are prime examples of who would be in the guest cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/13/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||10/13/2013|
I can make myself available on short notice. Angie, babe, call me!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/13/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||10/13/2013|