Midnight Caller

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Midnight Caller
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Premiere October 25, 1988
Finale May 17, 1991
Creator Richard DiLello
Network/Provider NBC
Style 60 minute drama
Company Gangbuster Films (season 1),
December 3rd Productions,
Lorimar Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 61
Origin USA

Midnight Caller is a drama that aired on NBC.

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.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
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  Premiere Finale #
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


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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