I just found the 3rd season of Columbo (1973-1974) in Walmart today for $30.64, and didn't hesitate to buy it. Unlike the release of the first 2 years, this edition of that season's 8 episodes actually has a bonus which in itself is uncommon for Universal TV show collections: It includes the Mrs. Columbo episode "Death is a Parlor Game" from March 1979. This is a clever move on Universal's part, because there aren't that many episodes of Kate Mulgrew's first prime-time series. Just as Mrs. Columbo never appeared on the original Columbo (or even Falk's sequel series years later), don't look for Peter Falk on the spinoff either. I hope additional episodes turn up in future Columbo sets, rather than Mrs. Columbo being released on its own. The episode with another future Star Trek spinoff star (Rene Auberjonois) was the most clever story that series presented, in which Kate Columbo uses a videotape as evidence to trap the murderer! In its original run, the producers realized that calling the show "Mrs. Columbo" was a mistake so they had her divorce (!!) the LAPD Lieutenant offscreen and in that show's second season (later 1979) she used her maiden name Callahan. The series was retitled "Kate Loves a Mystery". It never made it into 1980, and it would be at the end of that decade when Peter Falk returned to the role that made him famous in an excellent (and equally successful) sequel series of occasional 2 hour movie specials on ABC. He would continue to play that character well into his 70s until 2002.