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Midnight Caller starred Gary Cole as Jack Killian, a former San Francisco police detective who had quit the force after he accidentally shot his partner to death in a confrontation with armed criminals. After lapsing into alcoholism, Killian receives an offer from Devon King (Wendy Kilbourne), the beautiful and wealthy owner-operator of KJCM-FM, to become "The Nighthawk", host of an overnight talk show, taking calls from listeners and acting as a detective solving their problems during the day.
Killian's adventures took him frequently back into the realm of police work, where several of his former colleagues were less than happy to see him again. He faced myriad problems, both personal and professional, and was at various points required to come to grips with the nature of his relationship with both his absentee father and his troubled siblings. What he never seemed to come to grip with, however, was his relationship, or lack of one, with Devon. Devon eventually became pregnant in a relationship with another man and sold the station (Kilbourne was undergoing a simultaneous real-life pregnancy). Despite hard-hitting topical episodes dealing with AIDS, capital punishment, and child abuse, among other topics, the show lost its audience and was soon cancelled.
|Gary Cole||Jack Killian||1||2||3|
|Wendy Kilbourne||Devon King||1||2||3|
|Dennis Dun||Billy Po||1||2||3|
|Mykel T. Williamson||Deacon Bridges||1||2||3|
|Arthur Taxier||Lt. Carl Zymak||1||2||3|
|Season One||October 25, 1988||May 9, 1989||17|
|Season Two||September 19, 1989||May 22, 1990||21|
|Season Three||September 28, 1990||May 17, 1991||23|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series