Night Stalker

ABC (ended 2005)



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Night Stalker
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Crime reporter Carl Kolchak is partnered with Perri Reed at The Beacon, a Los Angeles newspaper. Together they investigate a string of strange murders...all of which may be related to the death of Kolchak's wife 18 months earlier in a similarly bizarre manner. A murder that the FBI consider Kolchak the primary suspect. As of 5/17/05, ABC has announced that the remake of the 1970s cult series Kolchak: The Night Stalker which starred Darren McGavin, is part of their fall schedule. The project, which is set up at Touchstone Television, is the result of Spotnitz's overall deal at the studio. "Stalker" revolves around a hardboiled journalist, Carl Kolchak, and his investigations into freakish occurrences.

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    • Great show!!!! Need to bring back Night Stalker!!!!

      I keep asking myself why I have never heard of this show until now!!!!! It has been off the air for 7 years and I have never heard of it until now. I just cant believe that this show only stayed on for one season. I love this show and it was just getting better. It has suspense and a great story line, not to mention a very talented cast. The sad part is I will never find out what happened to Kolchaks wife :(moreless
    • An excellent start to say the least, very creepy, definitely worth your time. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and resembles the x files in many ways, i am not a big fan of union though. Hopefully it will just keep getting better.moreless

      finally a good new show. An excellent start to say the least, very creepy, definitely worth your time. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and resembles the x files in many ways, i am not a big fan of union though. Hopefully it will just keep getting better.
    • It had such potential...then it got canceled.

      Like so many other horror/suspense/conspiracy/supernatural shows, this one started strong, continued with a good cast and decent acting, and... was canceled before it had a chance to bloom. They couldn't even manage to finish it out with a tying-up-loose-ends episode with some lame excuse fro a finale; they just canceled. Come on! Give a girl a break! Stuart Townsend did a good job - not brilliant, but good - as the reporter. Trouble was how far they deviated form the original, in some ways, trying to update it for the modern sensibility. The original had so much energy and Kolchack was portrayed as a clumsy, enthusiastic nutcase with the tenacity of a bulldog and some serious skills at sliding out of work; the new Kolchack is a dark, brooding millionaire with a trunk full of gadgets in his hot sports car. Somehow, not the same - it lost it's energetic appeal somehwere along the way. But it was still, somehow, a good show. Worth a chance, to at least finish the story. (Plus, I would have liked to see that romance go someplace! But no such luck.)moreless
    • The T.V.series, "Night Stalker" was really GREAT. I like the show's drama.

      The T.V. srries, "Night Stalker" was really Great. I liked the show's charactters, they drew right into the plots. I would like to see the show brought back with the original cast members. It had it all blood, guts, love, hate, friendships, enemies, creatures, ex-wives, ex-husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, drama, no sex,and yes, it sometimes was funny.

      "Night Stalker" should not be compared to the old t.v. show of the mid 70's , "The Night Stalker". That show was made differantly than the newer one. "The Night Stalker" had some drama, but it was also made to be funny as well. "Night Stalker" is mostly drama.moreless
    • Good but not as good as the original

      Night Stalker was a remake of the 70's cult classic Kolchak: The Night Stalker. While the remake does have it's high points it's not as good as the original.

      The show deals with a reporter that covers the supernatural. The show did deliver as far as horror/sci-fi shows go. The acting, writing, and directing all seemed solid. Which brings up the question why did ABC bail out so early on this. This was a show that could have been a real money maker if it had been given a chance to find an audiance. All the episodes, even those not aired, are now available on DVD, so enjoy.moreless

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