Columbo episode list

From its pilot in 1968 to its curtain call in 2003, Columbo ran for 35 years and comprised 69 episodes.

The full list of Columbo episodes in chronological order can be viewed below. Click on the links to read my reviews of the episodes. I may not get round to reviewing them all until about 2022.

You can also vote your your very favourite episode here!

Columbo pilot episodes

Columbo pilot episodes

Columbo season 1 episodes (1971-72)

Columbo season 1 montage

Columbo season 2 episodes (1972-73)

Columbo season 2 episode list

Columbo season 3 episodes (1973-74)

Columbo season 3 episode list

Columbo season 4 episodes (1974-75)

Columbo season 4 episode list

Columbo season 5 episodes (1975-76)

Columbo season 5 episode list

Columbo season 6 episodes (1976-77)

Columbo season 6 episode list

Columbo season 7 episodes (1977-78)

Columbo season 7 episode list

Columbo season 8 episodes (1989)

Columbo season 8 episode list

Columbo season 9 episodes (1989-90)

Columbo season 9 episode list

Columbo season 10 episodes, plus TV specials (1990-2003)

Columbo season 10 episode list
Great scenes Part 1

You can read about my all-time Columbo top 10 episodes here.

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139 thoughts on “Columbo episode list

  1. I’m old enough to have watched “McMillan and Wife” and “McCloud” back in the day, but for some reason I have zero recollection of ever watching Columbo either in first run, or at any time in the past. I stumbled upon the show and then started watching them all in order on Tubi.

    My only comment is that I love Columbo so much that there is no such thing as a bad episode. There are only 69 made between 1968 and 2003 and I treasure every one of them. I only have 14 left and I wish there were many more.

    Thank you for this site. I sometimes read along as the episode progresses and other times I wait until it’s over and use the commentary to fill in the blanks. But this is an awesome site.

    • I was also a fan of McCloud and to a lesser extent, McMillan and Wife, but Columbo was always my favorite of the 70s TV detectives. I have caught an episode here and there over the years in reruns, but I started working my way through the episodes in order on Tubi about a month ago and just finished Murder in Malibu. I also love the additional insight that this site provides, but I can’t fathom how you missed Columbo during it’s initial run and syndicated reruns. It is far more widespread in availability than either of the other series you mention. Regardless, I’m glad you found it. Everybody needs Columbo in their life!


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