McMillan & Wife was an entertaining part of a Mystery Movie Series that included Columbo, McCloud, Banacek, and Quincy, ME. Later and lesser known additions to the series included: Amy Prentiss, Cool Million, Faraday & Company, Hec Ramsey, Lanigan's Rabbi, Madigan, McCoy, The Snoop Sisters and Tenafly. McMillan & Wife was one of the most popular shows, at least while it was McMillan & WIFE. Because it was one of a series there were only 6 or 7 episodes each year. Three episodes into the the 6th season Sally was killed in a plane crash and left the series. After that the shows was called McMillan but were usually listed as part of the McMillan & Wife programing. About that time Mildred, played by Nancy Walker, quit. After Susan Saint James, Sally, and her seductive voice left the show it was only about 1/3 as good. McMillan playing a chick magnet and Martha Raye replacing Nancy Walker just did not cut it.