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'Columbo's' Peter Falk is America's Favorite TV Detective

February 20th, 2006 10:08am EST favorite Add to My News
Peter FalkPeter Falk's famous turn as Lieutenant Columbo is still America's favorite TV detective, according to a new TV Guide poll. The quirky crime solver, which Falk played on TV throughout the 1970s and again recently in a one-off special, beat obsessive compulsive detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) and Twin Peaks' resident snoop Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan) to claim the top spot on the new list.

The full list of favorite TV detectives, according to TV Guide, is:
1. Lt. Columbo in Columbo (Peter Falk)
2. Adrian Monk in Monk (Tony Shalhoub)
3. Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (Kyle Maclachlan)
4. Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files (James Garner)
5. Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson in The Closer (Kyra Sedgwick)
6. Det. Arthur Dietrich in Barney Miller (Steve Landesberg)
7. David Addison in Moonlighting (Bruce Willis)
8. Lt. Bookman in Seinfeld (Philip Baker Hall)
9. Veronica Mars in Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell)
10. De. Robert Goren in Law & Order: CI (Vincent D'Onofrio)

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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