|Created by||Paul Stojanovich|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Running time||30 min.|
|Production company(s)||Orion Television Entertainment
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television
|Original release||2 May 1991 – 1993|
American Detective features detectives in major U.S. urban areas working on high-profile criminal cases which were often drug-related. The program often allows glimpses into the personal lives of the detectives.
During the latter part of the program's run, Lieutenant John Bunnell of the Multnomah County, Oregon Sheriff's Department, who had been featured in a number of the program's earlier shows, served in the role of host, even taking the viewers on a trip to Russia to look at his counterparts there in February 1993.
- Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows
- IMDB entry for American Detective