Night Heat (1985–1989)

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The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
Scott Hylands ...
 Det. Kevin "O.B." O'Brien (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Allan Royal ...
 Tom J. Kirkwood / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
 Det. Frank Giambone (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Sean McCann ...
 Lt. Jim Hogan (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
 Nicole 'Nickie' Rimbaud (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
 Det. Freddie Carson (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
 Det. Colby Burns (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
Deborah Grover ...
 Prosecutor Elaine Jeffers / ... (77 episodes, 1985-1989)
Laura Robinson ...
 Det. Christine Meadows (56 episodes, 1985-1989)
Tony Rosato ...
 Whitey / ... (54 episodes, 1985-1989)


The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist Tom Kirkwood and his "Night Heat" column. Written by Jason R. DeCesare <>

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Crime | Drama






Release Date:

31 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brigade de nuit  »

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(96 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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One of several late night drama series run on CBS at 11:30 PM. See more »


Although set in the United States many scenes were shot on Yonge Street in Toronto and many landmarks such as Sam the Record Man store and newspaper boxes selling the Toronto Star can be seen. See more »


Night Heat
Written by B.J. Cook & Domenic Troiano
Performed by Roy Kenner
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One Of The Best Cop Shows
16 January 2002 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

Night Heat is one of the best TV Series Cop Shows for sure. A great Canadian cast and was shot at night entirely all over Toronto,Ontario. I remember seeing the show being filmed all the time and for us that live in Toronto, it was always fun to figure out where abouts the scenes were shot when watching. Jeff Wincott stole the show with his under rated acting. Too bad that his brother Michael Wincott has been alot more successful that him. Scott Hylands, Sean McCann show there experiemce acting in the show as well. McCann is always great in whatever role he gets, also is a nice guy when you run into him on the streets of Toronto. The entire cast had great chemistry, one of those rare drama shows where the entire cast is talented. Too bad CBS scrapped thier CBS Late Night timeslot, but when they wanted in on the Late Night Talk Show circuit, well Night Heat had to be the sacrifice. Reruns are un up here in Canada I don't know about in the USA. One great thing about the show was they always had good guest stars like Danny Aiello, and Hector Elizondo and they were great with the cast. Another few Canadian shot shows to check out if you can are Hot Shots, Sirens and Diamonds. You will see the same Canadian actors playing bit parts in these ones. If you can catch the Night Heat reruns, I say do so. Not cheesy at all.

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