Show Type: Police Drama
First Telecast: January 31, 1985
Last Telecast: September 13, 1991
Detective Kevin O'Brien..... Scott Hylands
Tom Kirkwood..... Allan Royal
Detective Frank Giambone..... Jeff Wincott
Nicole "Nickie" Rimbaud..... Susan Hogan
Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks (1985)..... Wendy Crewson
Detective Fleece Toland (1985)..... Lynda Mason Green
Detective Freddie Carson..... Stephen Mendel
Detective Colby Burns..... Eugene Clark
Lieutenant Jim Hogan..... Sean McCann
Whitey Low..... Tony Rosato
Prosecutor Elaine Jeffers..... Deborah Grover
Detective Stephanie "Stevie" Brody (1985-1986)..... Louise Vallance
Detective Dave Jefferson (1986-1988)..... Clark Johnson
Detective Christine Meadows (1987-1989)..... Laura Robinson
Night Heat was filmed entirely on location in Toronto, Canada. It was an action series about the professional and occasionally personal lives of police detectives working in a large metropolitan city as seen through the eyes of their friend, newspaper columnist Tom Kirkwood. Tom's popular column was titled "Night Heat" and was carried in the major newspaper in town, The Eagle.
The series focused on two men: the veteran Kevin, a divorced cop who had seen it all and Frank, his hot-tempered, skirt-chasing young partner. They worked out of the Mid South precinct and Lt. Hogan, once Kevin's partner, was their boss. Kevin's girlfriend Nickie, the widow of another cop, was the owner of Nicole's, the lounge where most of the detectives hung out. Whitey was a street snitch who worked and lived in the sleazy neighborhood in which much of the criminal activity took place.
In the fall of 1988, Night Heat expanded to three nights a week, with reruns airing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. New episodes continued to air on Thursdays.
In the last original episode, aired in January of 1989, the Mid-South precinct was about to be shut down forcing the officers who had worked together for years to be scattered to other precincts.
Reruns of Night Heat continued to air as part of CBS's late-night lineup until September of 1991.
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