Originally this was Mrs. Columbo, a spin-off TV series that was canceled after only thirteen episodes.
Each episode featured the resourceful Mrs. Columbo solving a murder mystery she encountered in her work as a newspaper reporter. Due to the negative critical and public reaction to the show, the producers made changes to Mrs. Columbo almost immediately. The spin-off was renamed Kate Columbo, followed by Kate the Detective, and finally Kate Loves a Mystery.
The main character was likewise renamed “Kate Callahan”; all references to and ties with the original Columbo show were dropped. After this, a reference was made in the show to Kate’s divorce: the character was no longer Mrs. Columbo nor was she meant to have any connection with him at all.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
In “Feelings Can Be Murder,” Kate investigates the murder of a married bisexual woman. Suspects include her married female lover, but the killer was the husband.
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; 1 is dead.