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Midnight Caller was one of the first television series to address the dramatic possiblities of the then-growing phenomenon of talk radio. It starred Gary Cole as Jack Killian, a former San Francisco police detective who had quit the force after accidentally shooting his partner to death in a confrontation with armed criminals. After lapsing into alcoholism, Killian received 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. Naturally 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 a myriad of 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 grips with, however, was his relationship, or lack of one, with Devon; there seemed to be a lot of unconsumated sexual tension between the pair, especially early in the show's run; Devon eventually became pregnant in a relationship with another man and sold the station (Miss Kilbourne was undergoing a simultaneous real-life pregnancy.) The show never seemed to recover from her absence; despite hard-hitting topical episodes dealing with AIDS, capital punishment, and child abuse, among other topics, it lost audience and was soon cancelled.

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Last Airing Aug 02, 1991
Premiere October 25, 1988
Episodes 61
Network NBC
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
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