Father Dowling Mysteries

Follow
ABC (ended 1991)

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

7.9
out of 10
User Rating
116 votes
2

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Father Dowling Mysteries

Show Summary

The show began as an NBC Made for TV Movie in 1987 and the show was to have begun weekly in 1988 though because of a writer's strike in 1988 it didn't begin weekly until 1989. After it's 1st season the show left NBC and ABC took the show from 1990 until 1991. The show was based upon characters from The Father Dowling Mystery books written by Ralph McInerny. First Telecast: November 30, 1987 Last Telecast: May 2, 1991 Episodes: 1 TV Movie, 42 Episodes

Mary Wickes

Mary Wickes

Marie Murkin

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley

Father Frank Dowling

Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson

Sister Stephanie "Steve" Oskowski

James Stephens

James Stephens

Father Philip Prestwick

Regina Krueger

Regina Krueger

Sergeant Clancy

Sunday
No results found.
Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Tom Bosley is the Man!

    10
    Eversince I saw Father Dowling Mysteries from its pilot episode, I instantly became a bug Tom Bosley fan! He has the great acting ability and always provide the attitude and self-esteem to this personality. Ms. Tracy Nelson is the same as well; she's been classified at the most promising breakthrough actress during that time. Her best character involves of having a laidback nature, and it was nice to witness that she really blossomed in episode by episode. Each episode from this TV series is profited by great music, incredible plots, and best storylines. I bought a DVD Copy of this show which I purchased from DVDBOOTH .com. I'm pretty happy that this company delivered me the kind of quality that I'm looking for. This is one of the best purchases I have from an online store. It's nice to relive again those good old days!moreless
  • A better-than-average amateur sleuth show, that rivaled "Murder, She Wrote" and "Diagnosis: Murder"

    7.5
    "Father Dowling" had all the ingredients for a successful, light-hearted mystery. An amiable sleuth, good mysteries and a neat hook. In this case, the detective was a priest who stumbled into crimes in and out of his parish. It helped that veteran actor (and former "Murder, She Wrote" sheriff) Tom Bosley was perfectly cast as Father Dowling. It's a shame this show was (by Bosley's admission) prematurely cancelled by ABC. It could have had a run to rival some of its similar shows in the genre. One idea - there was a point where several older TV detectives guested on "Diagnosis Murder." Too bad Father Frank Dowling could not have made an appearance to solve a case or two with Mark Sloan!moreless
  • DVD's
    Does anyone know if The Father Dowling Mysteries are available to buy on DVD? Both myself and my mum are big fans and would love t...
    02/11/12
    6
  • Ralph McInerny, RIP
    Ralph McInerny, author of the Father Dowling Mysteries series of novels upon which the TV series was based, died January 29, 2010 ...
    02/06/10
    1
  • Submission Guidelines
    Welcome to the guide for Father Dowling Mysteries. Please ensure that you have read the TV.com Guidelines and the guidelines be...
    01/14/07
    1
More
Less

More Info About This Show

Categories

Drama, Suspense