The Hollywood Reporter said the star of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Diagnosis Murder" makes his debut in January as a criminology professor in "Murder 101." The series is slated to appear "occasionally" rather than weekly, the Reporter said.
The Hallmark Channel's David Kenin gave a brief synopsis of Van Dyke's character during a weekend session of the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
"He bumbles through life not knowing where his keys are, but when he gets involved in a case his mind is a steel trap," Kenin said.
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