Peter S. Fischer
Writer on Columbo
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Peter S. Fischer, an American TV producer and writer, co-created Murder, She Wrote in 1984 and served as the showrunner for its first seven seasons. His work with the mystery genre has earned him an Edgar Allan Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America. Fischer was no stranger to mystery television. He had previously worked with his Murder, She Wrote co-creators (Richard Levinson and William Link) on Columbo. Fischer wrote five episodes of the original NBC series and two of the ABC TV movies in the 1990s. He also worked with the duo on Ellery Queen, a show that paved the way for future series. Fischer contributed scripts to Kojak, McMillan & Wife and Baretta. But Murder, She Wrote was his biggest success. He wrote 38 episodes, plus the pilot, and was nominated for three Emmys for his work on the series.moreless
- Trivia & Quotes
Peter S. Fischer: (Describing working with Angela Lansbury on Murder, She Wrote) It's hard for Angela because she can do 90 percent more than we ask. But the key to success in a series is a nice predictable character doing things in a predictable way. Actors who are bigger than the medium don't succeed. Angela can effortlessly project a warm and lovable human being.
Peter S. Fischer won an Edgar Allan Poe award for Best Television Episode (Murder, She Wrote, "Deadly Lady") in 1985.