Investigative reporter Carl Kolchak, who's after his wife's killer, Carl's partners Perri Reed and Jain McManus and their boss Tony Vincenzo investigate strange crimes in L.A. that may or may not have dark supernatural elements to them.

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Stuart Townsend ...  Carl Kolchak 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Gabrielle Union ...  Perri Reed 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Eric Jungmann ...  Jain McManus 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Cotter Smith ...  Tony Vincenzo 10 episodes, 2005-2006
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Investigative reporter Carl Kolchak, who's after his wife's killer, Carl's partners Perri Reed and Jain McManus and their boss Tony Vincenzo investigate strange crimes in L.A. that may or may not have dark supernatural elements to them.

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There are things in the dark, things adults deny but children are right to fear. See more »


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29 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Kolchak's wife is named "Irene." This is another homage. In the original series, Darren McGavin's wife Kathie Browne played a police Captain named Irene. See more »

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Remake of Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) See more »

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Vladimir's Blues
Written by Max Richter
Performed by Max Richter
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Down the drain.
26 May 2006 | by argentobuffSee all my reviews

When this was announced I knew there would be trouble.Kolchak is one of TV land's most beloved and remembered supernatural-themed shows.One of the reasons being the superb casting of the Late,greats Darren McGavin,and Simon Oakland.

As a big fan of the original I was looking forward to a faithful updating.The studio just used the name to launch a generic x-files wanna-be.

This time we get Sturt Townsand and Gabrielle Union.They are not bad.The stories that aired had a little promise.The whole thing played like a wake.None of the charm or wit of the original to be found,and ended up very disappointing.

Townsend is a bit underrated in my book.He could have grew into the role if given time and better writing.A bit too young for the character in my book.

With Time this might have developed into something good.The show needed to start with a BANG;Not on mute.They just went for a serious tone with nothing to balance it out.How could the network have the stomach to green-light this and send it out into the public.

It was clear from the start they had no idea of the following the original had.

I expected more.


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