Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Created by Jeffrey Grant Rice

1974 • TV-PG • English • 60 min.

About 20 years before Mulder and Scully got famous hunting monsters on The X-Files, cantankerous Chicago newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak pioneered that beat on this ABC show that, sadly, only ran for one season. It was spun off from a couple of very successful made-for-TV movies, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. Kolchak is played by the wonderful Darren McGavin, who you probably know as the dad from A Christmas Story. And David Chase, who would later go on to create the iconic HBO series The Sopranos, wrote several Kolchak episodes.

Cast: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland

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