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The Best Seasons of Columbo

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 4

    The fourth season of "Columbo" premiered on Sept. 15, 1974 and contains six episodes. This season features such guest stars as Dick Van Dyke, George Hamilton and Bruno Kirby.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "An Exercise in Fatality," "Troubled Waters" and "A Deadly State of Mind."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    - Columbo gets help from an unlikely source when investigating a deadly affair
    - Columbo is put to work on a cruise
    - Columbo uncovers a deadly plot at a gym
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    Columbo - Season 6

    The sixth season of "Columbo" premiered on Oct. 10, 1976 and contains three episodes. This season features such guest stars as William Shatner, Joyce Van Patten and Jamie Lee Curtis.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Fade in to Murder," "Old Fashioned Murder" and "The Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    - Two friends get in a deadly dispute over money
    - Columbo busts a multiple murderer
    - Columbo investigates a colleauge for murder
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    Columbo - Season 5

    The fifth season of "Columbo" premiered on Sept. 14, 1975 and contains six episodes. This season features such guest stars as Janet Leigh, Jeff Goldblum and Leslie Nielsen.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Forgotten Lady," "A Matter of Honor" and "Last Salute to the Commodore."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    - Columbo works with a team to solve the murder of a Commodore
    - Columbo faces a deadly Nazi
    - Columbo gets a confession from a Swaharian murderer
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    Columbo - Season 10

    The tenth and final season of "Columbo" premiered on Dec. 9, 1990 and contains 14 episodes. This season features such guest stars as George Hamilton, Rip Torn and Faye Dunaway.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health," "A Bird in the Hand..." and "Columbo Likes the Nightlife."

    Memorable moments from Season 10 include:

    - Columbo investigates a killer on a college campus
    - Columbo convicts a crime scene investigator
    - A mother and daughter team up to commit an almost perfect murder
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