|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||20-23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Working Dog Productions|
|Original network||The Comedy Channel|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||27 November –|
2 December 2016
Pacific Heat is an Australian animated sitcom co-created by Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, and Tom Gleisner. The series is a Working Dog Productions for Foxtel's The Comedy Channel. The series, which was first commissioned by Foxtel in February 2014, premiered on The Comedy Channel on 27 November 2016. It was repeated on Network Ten on Monday 8 May for special preview and Eleven on Wednesday 10 May 2017. It currently is available on Netflix in America and Europe, but not Australia.
Pacific Heat is set on the Gold Coast, Queensland, a sun-drenched paradise where sun and surf meet soaring crime rates. The police undercover special unit known as Pacific Heat tackles everyone from petty crooks to international drug cartels.
- Rob Sitch as Special Agent Todd Sommerville
- Rebecca Massey as Special Agent Maddie Riggs
- Lucia Mastrantone as Special Agent Veronica V.J. Delane
- Santo Cilauro as Agent Zac
- Tom Gleisner as the Chief
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"A Dangerous Game"||27 November 2016|
|When the team goes undercover at a strip club to blow up a crystal meth ring, Maddie and VJ gain the trust of a stripper who knows the key info.|
|2||"Countdown to Death"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
4 December 2016 (Australia)
|The team races to track down a Chechen terrorist who's threatening to build a dirty bomb after illicitly acquiring uranium from a nuclear lab.|
|3||"A Family Affair"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
8 December 2016 (Australia)
|When a team member's father is kidnapped by a radical organization, Pacific Heat heads to the Southeast Asian jungle to rescue him.|
|4||"The Science of Death"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
18 December 2016 (Australia)
|When German terrorists break into a laboratory and threaten to release anthrax, the team hatches a sketchy plan to storm the building.|
|5||"The Face of Terror"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
8 January 2017 (Australia)
|Todd and Zac go undercover as security guards in Yemen to hunt for a dangerous terrorist, but they'll need Maddie and VJ's help to get out alive.|
|6||"Married to Murder"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
15 January 2017 (Australia)
|A journalist tags along as the team attempts to track down ecoterrorists who kidnapped the wife of a mining magnate.|
|7||"A Troublesome Guest"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
22 January 2017 (Australia)
|Tasked with providing security for the visiting leader of a volatile country, the team fends off various threats against his life.|
|8||"In the Wrong Hands"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
29 January 2017 (Australia)
|The team scrambles to find an arms dealer suspected of stealing a nuclear warhead that was being stored in a civilian warehouse.|
|9||"A Brush with Death"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
5 February 2017 (Australia)
|The team is charged with safeguarding a Dutch masterpiece called "Nude with Nude" at an art show. But the painting disappears anyway.|
|10||"A Deadly Deal"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
12 February 2017 (Australia)
|When an illegal arms dealer acquires a shipment of surface-to-air missiles, the team heads to the Burmese jungle to stop them from being sold.|
|11||"Extreme Turbulence"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
19 February 2017 (Australia)
|The team faces a midair crisis while serving as security for a sultan who insists on flying coach.|
|12||"A Deadly Grudge"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
26 February 2017 (Australia)
|Shortly after suspending the Pacific Heat agents, the chief is kidnapped by a pair of brothers who have held a grudge against him for 36 years.|
|13||"A Return to Evil"||2 December 2016 (Netflix)|
5 March 2017 (Australia)
|A string of baffling murders leads the team to suspect a serial killer. But the evidence left by a victim points them to a familiar face.|
Pacific Heat has received generally negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported a 17% "rotten" rating. The critic consensus is yet to be reached. Metacritic reported a score of 27 out of 100 indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". The Guardian and The A.V. Club criticised the series, accusing it of imitating the art style of the American animated series Archer.
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