1 9 8 9 (USA)
5 x 120 minute episodes
Tall, bald Lou Gossett played the titular Columbia University anthropology professor who was fascinated with crime.
No bookworm, this professor had a rather unbelievable collection of skills and talents: kick-boxer, street-savvy tough guy, learned scholar, social reformer and devoted father to daughter, Zina (Shari Headley), who doubled as his assistant.
When Gideon was not helping the local New York constabulary, his amateur investigations took him to many exotic locales, including Central America, the Caribbean, Chinatown, and a desert cult community.
Professor Gideon Oliver
Louis Gossett, Jr.