TV seasons The Best Seasons of Columbo  

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List of the best seasons of Columbo, listed from best to worst with pictures of DVD covers when available. Hardcore fans of the series often argue over what the greatest season of Columbo is, which is exactly why this ranked list was created. This list of the best Columbo seasons has been voted on by Columbo fans from around the world, so the order of the seasons isn't just one person's opinion. Each season of Columbo has at least one memorable episode, so it isn't necessarily easy to figure out what the top season is. Is your favorite season of Columbo not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top.

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Columbo - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of Columbo
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Columbo - Season 1


The first season of "Columbo" premiered on Sept. 15, 1971 and contains seven episodes. Two pilot episodes aired prior to the season premiere.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Murder by the Book," "Lady in Waiting" and "Blueprint for Murder."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

- Columbo solves the case of a murderous writing team
- Columbo tricks a chemist into a confession
- Columbo investigates a deadly case of sibling rivalry
Columbo - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of Columbo
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Columbo - Season 3


The third season of "Columbo" premiered on Sept. 23, 1973 and contains eight episodes. This season features such guest stars as Martin Sheen, Johnny Cash and Katey Sagal.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Any Old Port in a Storm," "Publish or Perish" and "Swan Song."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

- Columbo teams up with a burglar to catch a couple of killers
- Columbo busts a murderer and his robotic accomplice
- Columbo investigates the deadly side of politics
Columbo - Season 7 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of Columbo
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Columbo - Season 7


The seventh season of "Columbo" premiered on Nov. 21, 1977 and contains five episodes. This season features such guest stars as Ruth Gordon, Patrick O'Neal and Kim Cattrall.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Try and Catch Me," "How to Dial a Murder" and "The Conspirators."

Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

- Columbo tracks an Irish gun-runner
- Columbo investigates a murder in which the cause of death is Doberman Pinschers
- A Mystery writer takes an investigation into her own hands
Columbo - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of Columbo
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Columbo - Season 2


The second season of "Columbo" premiered on Sept. 17, 1972 and contains eight episodes. This season features such guest stars as John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner and Leonard Nimoy.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including "The Greenhouse Jungle," "Requiem for a Falling Star" and "Double Shock."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

- Columbo investigates twin brothers in the death of their uncle
- Columbo deals with a deadly game of chess
- Columbo goes to London