Gideon Oliver

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Gideon Oliver
Created by Dick Wolf
Starring Louis Gossett, Jr.
Shari Headley
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 network ABC
Original release February 20 – 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 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[edit]

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

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