Midnight Caller

NBC (ended 1991)




Episode Guide

    • The Execution of John Saringo
      The Execution of John Saringo
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      The Nighthawk and his crew are invited to broadcast live from death row at a local prison. Jack, Devon and Billy follow an inmate during his final hours of life.
    • City of Lost Souls (3)
      City of Lost Souls (3)
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Closing in on the answers to Sonny's death leads to connections to the candidates and the issue of the homeless, which in turn causes Jack to become the target of an assassin.
    • Fathers and Sins
      Fathers and Sins
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Jack's has not seen his father in over 25 years and his father comes back into his life. Devon and her father do not get along and then he suffers a heart attack. They both must find ways to forge new relationships with their fathers.
    • Someone to Love
      Someone to Love
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Jack discovers that Tina Cassidy is losing her battle with AIDS. Jack goes to her bedside and remembers their life together.
    • Watching Me, Watching You
      Watching Me, Watching You
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      A man begins to stalk Devon which forces her and Jack to re-examine their relationship.
    • City of Lost Souls (1)
      City of Lost Souls (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      The Castlemans are pressuring KJCM to take a stand in the upcoming election, Jack is greeted by his supposed daughter, and his high school friend is murdered.
    • With Malice Towards One
      With Malice Towards One
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Jack tells Nikki about a situation he and Devon were trapped in a year ago, in which a vengeful ex-con and his gang kidnapped Devon in order to lure Jack to a payback situation.
    • Twelve Gauge
      Twelve Gauge
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      A man calls Jack’s show as he sits waiting for his girlfriend to come. He plans to murder her and then kill himself. The police and Jack are racing against the clock to find this home and save the woman.
    • City of Lost Souls (2)
      City of Lost Souls (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Jack pursues the death of his friend, who had been homeless for many years. In his search for answers to Sonny's death he goes undercover on the streets and meets up with the hierarchy of the street dwellers. Jack's pursuits may cost him his job, as a young upstart in the Castleman dynasty covers his show without a problem.moreless
    • Life Without Possibility (2)
      Life Without Possibility (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      The convicts demand Jack broadcast their side of the story via KJCM, Deacon gets an interview with the prisoner on the outside, and Jack meets up with the prisoner with a bone to pick.
    • Life Without Possibility (1)
      Life Without Possibility (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Nikki shows who's the new boss by insisting Jack cover a prison riot near San Francisco. Jack arrives at the prison and becomes part of a chosen delegation to go inside and witness the atrocities the convicts are rebelling against. Unknowingly, Jack becomes the target of one of the inmates, who has a personal score to settle.moreless
    • Nighthawk's Got the Blues
      Nighthawk's Got the Blues
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Jack is haunted by the memory of Tina as her birthday approaches. His friends try to offer their help and comfort, but Jack seems to have lost way especially the reasons he helps others.
    • Blame It on Midnight
      Blame It on Midnight
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      During a show, a woman calls to discuss her life; she is being abused by her husband and is afraid that he may kill her. Jack and this woman run into each other and they begin a romantic relationship. Her husband reappears and Jack ends up the prime suspect in a murder investigation.moreless
    • The Leopard
      The Leopard
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Jack and Nikki find themselves as proxies in a poker game; Jack's father's life is at stake.
    • Ain't Too Proud to Beg (1)
      Ain't Too Proud to Beg (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Jack is offered a new job, which he considers as Devon prepares to sell KJCM and move to Tahiti with the father of her child. We are introduced to Nikki Malloy in this episode and the prospective new owners of KJCM. Jack and Devon deal with their imminent separation by arguing with each other every chance they can get.moreless
    • Can't Say N-N-No
      Can't Say N-N-No
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Jack and Nikki's tenuous friendship is tested when he questions her involvement with an ex-boyfriend, who has a substance abuse problem.
    • Payback
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      A female officer is wounded and her partner is killed. She is an old friend of Jack’s and they seek comfort from each other. She is the only witness to the killing of her partner and Jack finds himself in the crossfire when the killers come after her.
    • The Class of 1980
      The Class of 1980
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Devon hosts a "Bachelor Auction", with Jack as the main attraction and her college classmates show up to support her. When friends start turning up dead, Jack investigates. Only the evidence begins to lead him and the police to his new girlfriend, another classmate of Devon's.
    • Sale Away (2)
      Sale Away (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Devon struggles with the sale of KJCM, wanting to ensure that her employees are well taken care of. She and Jack continue to lock horns, until push comes to shove in the delivery room! Jack has to decide whether to stay on at KJCM or move on to greener pastures.
    • Promise to a Dead Man
      Promise to a Dead Man
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Jack is sucked in to an old unsolved murder case from forty years ago. This case is one of San Francisco’s most celebrated cases and ends up having an impact in Jack’s life.
    • A Snitch in Time (2)
      A Snitch in Time (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Jack and Deacon work together to clear Jack’s name and find out the truth behind the accident.
    • After It Happened
      After It Happened
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Tina Cassidy an old girlfriend of Jack's informs him that she has AIDS. Jack decides that he needs to find out who is responsible and is surprised that the message of safe sex being ignored. He discusses this important topic on his show in the hopes of enlightening the public and finding the man who is responsible for Tina’s situation.moreless
    • Kid Salinas
      Kid Salinas
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Jack takes on the exploitation of illegal immigrants in the sporting world when he decides to help a boxer who is be taken advantage by his promoter because he is an illegal alien.
    • End of Innocence
      End of Innocence
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      A mother goes to jail after she refuses to reveal where her daughter is living. She believes her ex-husband has been abusing their daughter and sends the daughter into hiding. Jack gets involved in the hopes of helping the mother and her daughter.
    • Mercy Me
      Mercy Me
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Jack discusses the issues surrounding euthanasia during his show. This hits close to home for Jack as the son of his friend is on life support.
    • The Hostage Game
      The Hostage Game
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Jack gets a call from an old friend, Kevin, who has seized the Colombian embassy. He explains that his brother is on the hijacked plane and the hijackers are claiming to be from Colombia.
    • The Fall
      The Fall
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      A mother calls Jack to help her son and her neighborhood to get rid of the drugs. This neighborhood is where Jack began his career as a patrolman.
    • Baby Chase
      Baby Chase
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      A doctor has her infant daughter is taken while she is helping a man on the street. The kidnapper is a young woman with some mental health issues and the baby has some serious medical issues of her own. Jack elicits the help of his listeners to help track down the young woman and the baby before it is too late.moreless
    • Ethan's Call
      Ethan's Call
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Jack’s former partner, Rusty's son, Ethan calls Jack to tell him he has run away from home. Jack, who still feels guilty and responsible for Rusty’s death, feels obligated to help out if he can.
    • A Snitch in Time (1)
      A Snitch in Time (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      While Jack is driving Devon’s car, there is a hit and run accident. Jack and Devon’s car are identified as the culprits and Jack is arrested. This leads Jack into becoming involved with a thief and her plan.

    • That's Amoré
      That's Amoré
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Jack's associate in the underworld seeks his assistance in locating his restaurant's kidnapped chef. The story turns out to be of a personal nature between the kidnapper and his hostage.
    • Trash Radio
      Trash Radio
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Jack is being attacked by a jealous competitor over an old Internal Affairs investigation from when Jack was on the police force, in which he was found not guilty.
    • Ryder on the Storm
      Ryder on the Storm
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Jack tries to help out his radio hero from his youth by trying to convince Nikki to give him a job. Jack seems blind to the man's obvious faults and self-destructive actions.
    • A Cry in the Night
      A Cry in the Night
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      KJCM's security guard is charged with murdering his son. Jack gets involved because the guard is suing KJCM for the advice he claims he received from Jack in how to deal with the drug problem in his family.
    • Take Back the Streets
      Take Back the Streets
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      A San Francisco neighborhood is plagued by drugs and the problems created by drugs. Jack’s show becomes a forum from the people of this neighborhood to get their message out.
    • Play Blotto... and Die
      Play Blotto... and Die
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      A former snitch seeks Jack's help in collecting his lotto winnings. He's in the witness protection program, and he's not a very popular citizen in San Francisco! When Jack isn't successful, the would-be millionaire approaches various familiar faces to attempt to retrieve the prize.
    • Uninvited Guests
      Uninvited Guests
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      When Zymak's relationship with an immigration officer seems to be clouding his judgment in a murder investigation, Jack becomes involved at the request of one of the deceased person's relatives.
    • Protection
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      When one of Jack's old informants, who is in witness protection, has his home attacked, he seeks Jack's help. Jack promises to help him protect his family and begins looking into how he was found. Jack finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches deep into the government.
    • Based on a True Story
      Based on a True Story
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Jack and Billy help citizens to survive an earthquake. They also assist callers in finding loved ones through the show. Devon finds herself in trouble and Zymak must find his family.

    • The Language Barrier
      The Language Barrier
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      After Billy is attacked in North Beach, AKA "Little Italy", Jack looks into the matter. He finds a war waiting to happen between the Chinese and the Italians, which appears to have been sparked by the death of a Chinese man.
    • No Exit
      No Exit
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      A girl who ran away from home gets involved in prostitution. She calls into Jack's show looking for help in leaving this life and her pimp behind. Soon Jack discovers that the pimp is involved in other illegal markets as well.
    • Blood Ties
      Blood Ties
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Jack struggles with his opinion of deadbeat dads and with giving his "Little Brother" a positive start with his father who is making an effort to reform himself.
    • Planes
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      A young boy is abandoned by his parents and finds shelter with a band of street thieves.
    • Wrong Side of the Wall
      Wrong Side of the Wall
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      When C.W. Blanchard is released from prison after being incarcerated for most of his life, he finds adjusting to the life outside is more difficult than he imagined. Jack tries to help him to stay out of prison.
    • Evil is Live Spelled Backward (2)
      Evil is Live Spelled Backward (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The call-in killer kidnaps Devon which brings Jack and Zymak back together. They work together to save Devon and to find the reason behind the killers.
    • Tarnished Shield
      Tarnished Shield
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The son-in-law of Jack's former mentor from the police force commits suicide after calling in on Jack's show. This man was a police officer and Jack finds himself involved in the efforts of the family to understand why. This leads to questions about that job and some of his former colleagues the ethics of some fellow officers.moreless
    • Blood Red
      Blood Red
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Jack helps Deacon’s girlfriend in resolving some gambling debts and in the process of the investigation finds out she is involved in and an art forgery scam.
    • The Added Starter
      The Added Starter
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      A frequent caller to the show witnesses a murder; however no one believes her because the crime scene is cleaned up before the cops get there. She turns to Jack for help, protection, and comfort.
    • The Loneliest Number
      The Loneliest Number
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Jack's troubled young sister shows up on his doorstep. She and Deacon become emotionally involved and Jack struggles with the relationship.
    • Old Friends
      Old Friends
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      When Jack's surrogate father dies suddenly, Jack, with the help of Deacon, begins investigating the home where he had been living.
    • Conversations with an Assassin
      Conversations with an Assassin
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Jack Killian retires from the San Francisco Police Department after accidentally shooting his partner. He is offered a job as a late night talk radio host. A serial killer begins calling Jack which pulls Jack back into the crime fighting world.
    • Wait Until Midnight
      Wait Until Midnight
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      A blind woman calls the police because she suspects a murder took place in the building in which she lives. She was talking to Jack by phone at the time of the incident. When the police arrive there is no evidence to support her allegations that anything happened.
    • Bank Job
      Bank Job
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Jack goes into a bank and finds himself in the middle of a botched bank robbery. Now he is a hostage try to earn the freedom of everyone inside the bank.
    • Her Dirty Little Secret
      Her Dirty Little Secret
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Jack recognizes a woman who has been missing for years and in his pursuit of her he uncovers that she intentionally disappeared to avoid beatings from cop husband.
    • Blues for Mr. Charlie
      Blues for Mr. Charlie
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Jack discusses the issues surrounding gun control during his show, in which he talks with a store owner about protecting himself. This store owner ends up shooting someone and places the blame on Jack.
    • Do You Believe in Miracles?
      Do You Believe in Miracles?
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      When statue of the baby Jesus is taken from St. Michael's Cathedral. The family who donated the statue is a member of the mob and they are looking for their own justice. Jack asks his listeners to help him track down the statue and the thief before the mob finds them.moreless
    • Home to Roost
      Home to Roost
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      A friend of Jack's, a Vietnam War veteran, is accused by a Vietnamese man of being involved in the massacre of his village. Jack’s friend denies involvements and the Vietnamese kidnaps him. He wants Jack to air the “trial” of his friend on his show.
    • Three for the Money
      Three for the Money
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      When Jack's younger brother is framed for stealing, Jack's father comes to his rescue. They along with Willi must find the artifact and return it to their owner.
    • Evil is Live Spelled Backward (1)
      Evil is Live Spelled Backward (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Jack receives several calls regarding on-air murders and locations of dead bodies. Jack's believes that this is a serial killer at work. Lieutenant Zymak does want to believe that it is a serial killer.
    • The Reverend Soundbite
      The Reverend Soundbite
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      When Zymak comes under fire based on alleged police brutality issues, Jack stands up in defense of his friend. A local minister makes this a very public issue and making matters worse, Zymak can't disclose his alibi.
    • But Not for Me
      But Not for Me
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Jack receives a phone call from a man stating he is holding a suspected murderer in his personal custody. He continues to use Jack's show as a forum for his demands.