Television has provided a number of Nero Wolfe series in many countries. The US has had two series, at least 3 pilots, and a few early television concept proposals. Italy has produced two series, Germany a mini-series (a 5 episode rendition of Too Many Cooks), and Russia a television series that was aired concurrently with the A&E network series, A Nero Wolfe Mystery.
Stop by the Wolfe Pack's YouTube channel to see clips or even entire episodes.
Use the links below or the orchid-colored sub-menus above to view detailed information, photos, etc. of the various Nero Wolfe television series. The shows in sequenced by production years:
- A Nero Wolfe Mystery (A&E Television, 2001--2002) (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283205/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
- A Nero Wolfe Mystery / The Golden Spiders (2000) -- Series Pilot/TV Movie (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210714/?ref_=fn_al_tt_7)
- Russian TV Series
(FAF Entertainment & Pilikan), 2001--2002, 2005
- Before I Die / Poka ya ne umer (FAF Entertainment & Pilikan), 2001 -- Series Pilot /TV Movie (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368157/)
- Nero Wolfe (Paramount Television, 1981) (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081906/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2)
- Nero Wolfe / The Doorbell Rang (Paramount Television, 1979) -- Series Pilot/TV Movie (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076447/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4)
- Nero Wolfe (Casanova Multimedia / Rai Fiction, 2012) (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2164423/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_12)
- Nero Wolfe (RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, 1969--1971) (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1616357/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5)
- Zu viele Köche (Too Many Cooks) (NWRV/Studio Hamburg Enterprises, 1961) (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055641/)
- 1950s Television Series attempts with copies of news media articles relating to the planned (but never produced) shows
- 1959: CBS plans a Wolfe TV Series starring William Shatner (Archie) and Kurt Kasznar (Wolfe). A pilot with music may have been produced.
- 1957: CBS looking for a sponsor for a Nero Wolfe series
- 1950: NBC auditioning for a Nero Wolfe series
- 1949: Fadiman productions plans to package a Nero Wolfe TV Series