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  • TV-14
  • 1997
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.6  (880)

NightMan was a sci-fi action series that premiered in 1997 and ran until 1999. The show was created by Glen A. Larson, who also served as executive producer, and was produced by Lionsgate Television. The series starred Matt McColm as Johnny Domino, a renowned jazz musician who became NightMan after being struck by lightning and receiving superhuman powers. With his new abilities, Johnny could hear evil wherever it lay and used his powers to fight crime and protect the citizens of San Francisco.

Throughout the series, Johnny worked closely with Lieutenant Charlie Dann, played by Earl Holliman, a police officer who knew about his secret identity and helped him in his crime-fighting efforts. Johnny also received help from computer expert Raleigh Jordan, played by Derwin Jordan, who created his suit and provided technical support.

Another important character in the series was NightMan's love interest, a scientist named Dr. Roxanne Benton, played by Jayne Heitmeyer. Roxanne was one of the few people who knew about Johnny's secret identity and often helped him when he needed it.

Each episode saw NightMan using his incredible strength and agility to fight off various villains and save innocent lives. He also had his trusty sonic blaster, which he used to incapacitate his enemies.

One of the hallmarks of NightMan was its unique blend of sci-fi and jazz music. Johnny was a jazz musician before he gained his powers, and this aspect of his character was a constant presence throughout the series. The show also featured a memorable opening credits sequence, which combined footage of Matt McColm playing saxophone with shots of NightMan in action.

Despite its cult following, NightMan only lasted for two seasons, with a total of 44 episodes. The show was praised for its inventive premise and McColm's dynamic performance as the titular hero. However, it also faced criticism for its somewhat formulaic storylines and visual effects, which were considered subpar even for the time.

Nevertheless, NightMan remained a beloved series for its dedicated fan base, and its mix of jazz and sci-fi elements made it a unique addition to the genre during the late 1990s. Today, the show is remembered as a nostalgic relic of a bygone era of television.

NightMan is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (44 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 1997.

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Keyes to the Kingdom of Hell
22. Keyes to the Kingdom of Hell
May 23, 1999
Keyes kidnaps Raleigh and frames Johnny. But Night Man is ready to rid the world of Keyes once and for all.
Nightwoman Returns
21. Nightwoman Returns
May 16, 1999
As the title states, Nightwoman returns, this time to protect a queen from her evil husband and his voodoo priestess.
20. Revelations
May 9, 1999
Night Man fights Lucien Norcus, an illusionist who uses his powers to to trap people in his eternal hell. Also: Johnny learns he was separated at birth from a twin brother.
19. Gore
May 2, 1999
Night Man must face Gore, a less intelligent but more powerful duplicate of Slade.
The Enemy Within
18. The Enemy Within
April 25, 1999
Saskia has been kidnapped by Keyes, and Raleigh fears House of Soul will be destroyed.
Double Double
17. Double Double
March 7, 1999
Keyes returns and uses his high-tech computers as well as special Tarot cards to kidnap Night Man's friends. Keyes also suggests he and Night Man may be brothers. Guest starring Keegan Connor Tracy ("Bates Motel," "Once Upon a Time").
16. Spellbound
February 28, 1999
Tragedy seems to follow an orphaned girl whom Johnny mentors. Tragedy turns dangerous when Lilly is kidnapped by a demonic priest, and it turns out Lilly's father is a god from Celtic lore.
15. Dust
February 21, 1999
Night Man accidentally resurrects a mummified Egyptian queen, with predictably disastrous results. Queen Neftalah is on a quest for eternal life and supreme power.
Scent of a Woman
14. Scent of a Woman
February 14, 1999
Alien bounty hunter Zentare returns to Earth to protect an alien princess from assassination.
Burning Love
13. Burning Love
February 6, 1999
Night Man must save a beautiful young woman with combustible superpowers from an evil scientist, who is bent on stealing her powers. Guest starring Sarah Wynter ("24").
Love and Death
12. Love and Death
January 31, 1999
Johnny finally lands a date with Briony, but she is abducted by an ex-con who has been stalking her.
11. Blader
January 24, 1999
In what may be the most 1990s storyline ever, Night Man fights a gang using high-tech, motorized Roller Blades.
Sixty Minute Man
10. Sixty Minute Man
January 17, 1999
An evil space traveler who can stop time goes on a crime spree here on Earth. He promises to destroy Night Man's reputation if he doesn't help.
Ring of Fire
9. Ring of Fire
January 10, 1999
A serial arsonist hits Chinatown, and Night Man thinks it may have to do with an ancient prophecy involving Chu Yung, the Chinese god of fire.
The People's Choice
8. The People's Choice
November 29, 1998
Night Man must prevent Keyes from winning a run for Mayor. You know things are not kosher when Keyes has a con artist named Tricky Dick working for him.
Knight Life
7. Knight Life
November 22, 1998
Night Man and Black Knight join forces to stop the murders of government-protected witnesses. Guest starring Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface in the 2003 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake).
6. Manimal
November 15, 1998
A special crystal allows Jack the Ripper to travel through time and continue his killing spree. A crossover episode with another Glen Larson property, "Manimal." Guest starring Carly Pope ("Arrow").
Fear City
5. Fear City
November 8, 1998
A new video game, Fear City, has gamers eagerly awaiting its release... until it is linked to a number of disappearances. The game's boss, the Bogey Man, is behind the madness.
Book of the Dead
4. Book of the Dead
November 1, 1998
When he brings a famous magician back from the dead, a sorcerer sets about to bring back an army of the dead to rule the world. Guest starring Mark Lindsay Chapman ("Swamp Thing").
It Came From Out of the Sky
3. It Came From Out of the Sky
October 25, 1998
An alien leads a cult on Earth, who are trying to control the youth of the city. Guest starring Tyler Labine ("Reaper") and Brendan Fehr ("Final Destination").
The Black Knight
2. The Black Knight
October 18, 1998
While Night Man is searching for his stolen car, he meets a new crimefighter: The Black Knight. Can the two work together? Guest starring Lyn "Red" Williams ("Mortal Combat: Annihilation").
The Ultraweb
1. The Ultraweb
October 11, 1998
When Johnny's father gets caught up in the evil plan of a genius computer tycoon, only Night Man can save him. Guest starring Kim Coates ("Sons of Anarchy").
Where to Watch NightMan
NightMan is available for streaming on the Lionsgate website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch NightMan on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV, The CW, CW Seed, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (880)