Question: I recall a show called Midnight Caller. If I remember correctly, the main star was a radio talk-show host who was also a detective or something like that. Am I just dreaming, or was it really a show? If it was real, who was the guy and where could I watch it again? Thanks. — T.R., Allentown, Pa.
Televisionary: You didn't dream it — Midnight Caller ran on NBC from October 1988 to August 1991.
Gary Cole (American Gothic) starred as Jack Killian, a drunken former San Francisco cop who was recruited by a radio station owner to become "The Nighthawk," the host of an overnight show who doled out advice, took on issues and helped those in need when he could. Others in the cast included Peter Boyle (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Jack's con-man dad, who'd abandoned him as a kid, and Mykelti Williamson as newsman Deacon.
As for where you can find it to watch again? As far as I know, it's not currently on anyone's schedule, and isn't available on DVD. (And if I'm wrong about either of those, my faithful readers will let me know, and I'll let you know.)