Diagnosis Murder is an American medical crime drama television series created by Joyce Burditt and starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son, a homicide detective played by his real-life son Barry Van Dyke.
The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman (Dr. Mark Sloan made his first appearance in episode 4x19), became a series of three TV movies, and then a weekly television series that aired on CBS from 29 October, 1993 to 11 May, 2001.
Diagnosis Murder originally aired in South Africa on M-Net. It later aired on DStv's Hallmark channel. There are 178 hour-long episodes in eight seasons.
Season 5 originally aired on M-Net from 24 July to 22 January, 2003, on Wednesdays at 17h00.
Season 5 premiered on Hallmark on Wednesday 2 July 2008, at 18h00. New episodes air daily, from Mondays to Fridays. There are 25 episodes in the fifth season.
Season 5 Repeats
Season 5 Synopsis
Dick Van Dyke stars as Dr. Mark Sloan, a dedicated doctor who dabbles in detective work in the fifth season of Diagnosis Murder.
Caring and compassionate, Dr. Sloan enlists the help of his police detective son, Steve, whenever he suspects one of his patients is the victim of foul play.
And he won’t rest until the bad guys are put to bed - permanently.
Working alongside Sloan is pathologist Amanda Bentley and Doctor Jessie Travis.
In Season 5, Dr Sloan is forced to step in and defend Jesse against accusations that he accidentally caused the death of a basketball player, and Mark and Steve Sloan encounter a Mob boss who brings chaos into their lives.