|Created by||Dick Wolf|
|Starring||Louis Gossett, Jr.
|Opening theme||Theme music by Mike Post and Stephen James Taylor|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Original run||February 20, 1989 – May 22, 1989|
Gideon Oliver is a prime time television series that ran on the ABC television network between February 1989 and May 1989 as part of the ABC Mystery Movie rotation, along with B.L. Stryker, Kojak and Columbo. On the air for only five episodes, the series starred Emmy- and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., and was created by Dick Wolf. The title character first appeared in the novel series by mystery writer Aaron Elkins.
Oliver is a Columbia University anthropology professor, utilizing his knowledge of past cultures to solve crimes throughout the Western Hemisphere. He is assisted by his adult daughter Zina (Shari Headley).
List of episodes
|Episode||Production||Airdate||Title||Notable Guest Stars|
|1||101||20 February 1989||Sleep Well, Professor Oliver||Cynthia Nixon, Anthony LaPaglia|
|2||102||13 March 1989||Tongs||John Amos, Russell Wong|
|3||103||10 April 1989||The Last Plane from Coramaya|
|4||104||24 April 1989||By the Waters of Babylon||Madge Sinclair, Eriq La Salle|
|5||105||22 May 1989||Kennonite||Melissa Leo, John de Lancie|