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ABC Mystery Movie (ABC 1989-1990)



ABC released this iteration in early 1989, hoping to recapture the success of the NBC Mystery Movie of the 1970s, which had inspired Columbo, McMillan and Wife, and other classics. Columbo was now back, rotating with B.L. Stryker and Gideon Oliver.

Gideon Oliver was scrapped when the show switched to Saturday nights in the autumn (August 1990), and Christine Cromwell and a revival of Kojak were added.

Depending on the night it aired the show was officially known as either The ABC Monday Mystery Movie or The ABC Saturday Mystery Movie.

USA / ABC / Broadcast from February 6, 1989 – August 4, 1990