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|Created by||Sonny Grosso & Larry Jacobson|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||96|
|Running time||45 minutes approx.|
|Production company(s)||Alliance Communications
|Original release||January 31, 1985 – January 5, 1989|
Night Heat is a Canadian police drama series, which aired on CTV from 1985 to 1991. The show also aired on CBS in the United States from 1987 to 1993 and was the first Canadian-produced drama series to air on an American network. CBS aired the series as part of CBS Late Night, a late night block of drama programming.
The show starred Allan Royal as journalist Tom Kirkwood, who chronicled the nightly police beat of detectives Kevin O'Brien (Scott Hylands) and Frank Giambone (Jeff Wincott). The cast also included Susan Hogan, Wendy Crewson, Sean McCann, Louise Vallance, Stephen Mendel, Eugene Clark, and Clark Johnson. Concurrent with her work on Night Heat, Vallance was starring in the children's series Zoobilee Zoo, playing a very different character.
A popular urban legend surrounds the filming of an episode featuring scenes set in New York City but filmed in Toronto. It is said that garbage was strewn around on the scene, to mimic New York's less clean appearance than Toronto. However, while the cast and crew were on a lunch break, a City of Toronto Sanitation official 'cleaned' the street, believing it to be genuinely dirty. This story has been associated with various films, but is thought most likely to have occurred during the filming of Night Heat, if at all.
- Scott Hylands as Detective Kevin O'Brien
- Jeff Wincott as Detective Frank Giambone
- Allan Royal as columnist Thomas J. Kirkwood
- Sean McCann as Lieutenant James Hogan
- Eugene Clark as Detective Colby Burns
- Stephen Mendel as Detective Freddie Carson
- Susan Hogan as Nichole Rimbaud
- Deborah Grover as Prosecutor Elaine Jeffers
- Tony Rosato as Arthur "Whitey" Morelli (street informant)
- Stevie Vallance as Detective Stephanie "Stevie" Brody (1985-1986) (credited as Louise Vallance)
- "Toronto's Clean Streets". snopes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- Night Heat at the Internet Movie Database
- Night Heat at TV.com
- Night Heat at epguides.com
- Mid South Precinct Tribute Page
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