In the Heat of the Night (1988 - 1995)


In the Heat of the Night

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Release Date: 1988

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A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-related absences of star Carroll O'Connor (Joe Don Baker and Carl Weathers each briefly filled the chief's chair), the series had a hearty run, premiering on NBC in 1988 before moving to CBS in 1992 for its last two seasons.

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Seasons

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1994, CBS, 8 episodes

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1993, CBS, 24 episodes

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1992, CBS, 22 episodes

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1991, CBS, 22 episodes

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1990, CBS, 22 episodes

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1989, CBS, 22 episodes

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1988, CBS, 22 episodes

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1988, CBS, 6 episodes

Cast

Carroll O'Connor
as Chief/Sheriff Bill Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr.
as Chief of Det. Virgil Tibbs
Anne-Marie Johnson
as Althea Tibbs
Alan Autry
as Sgt./Capt. Bubba Skinner
David Hart
as Dep./Sgt. Parker Williams
Hugh O'Connor
as Dep./Lt. Lonnie Johnson
Dennis Lipscomb
as Mayor Findlay
Lois Nettleton
as Joann St. John
Randall Franks
as Off. Randy Goode
Geoffrey Thorne
as Dep./Sgt. Willson Sweet
Denise Nicholas
as Harriet DeLong
Crystal Fox
as Sgt. LuAnn Corbin
Dan Biggers
as Dr. Robb
Joe Don Baker
as Chief Tom Dugan
Carl Weathers
as Chief Hampton Forbes
Karen Carlson
as Sheila Meredith
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as District Attorney
Jen Harper
as Samantha
Wallace Merck
as Earle Colmer Sr.
Stuart Culpepper
as Reed Nicholson
Bob Penny
as Alvin Epp
George C. Scott
as Judge Barton Walker
Corbin Bernsen
as Frank Cole
Sydne Rome
as Geli Bendl
Ron Culbreth
as Sheriff McComb
Edith Ivey
as Dr. Perry
Scott Higgs
as Randy Calhoun
Christine Elise
as Lana Farren
Josh Lucas
as Todd Walker
Constance McCashin
as Wealthy Woman
John Calvin
as Kerry Madigan
Burgess Meredith
as Judge Cully
Michael Mattison
as Buddy Yunger
Mark W. Johnson
as Off. Everett
Tim Ware
as Dan Williams
Michael Spound
as Steve Vincent
Trent Bross
as Curt Breynard
Fran Bennett
as Aunt Ruta
Angela Mills
as Felicia Clark
Arienne Battiste
as Laura Burrows
Janice Nelson
as Aunt Barbarella
Barry Scott
as Nathan Baxter
Deborah Hobart
as Colleen Craven
Maureen Dowdell
as Tracey Boggs
Lonnie R. Smith
as Wade Britten
Tony Higgins
as Andy White
Rusty Schwimmer
as Betty Simms
Steve Coulter
as William Jackson
Sonny Shroyer
as Emory Tanner
Bill Coates
as Mac Rogers
Joy Farmer
as Clarice Finch
Margo Moorer
as Doreen Jessup
Ken Strong
as Roy Chandler
Jerry Campbell
as Tom Retson
Bob Banks
as Burrows
Bill Crabb
as Bartender
Maceo Walker
as Atticus Paul
Michael Genevie
as Ron DuBois
Ric Reitz
as Sidney Wallace
Linda Cook
as Mary Walker
Tim Black
as Tucker Carnes
George D. Wallace
as Tommy Ammons
Wayne Brady
as Henry Ulmer
Courtney Gains
as Coley Hiffern
Steve Boles
as Dan Loomis
Allan Arbus
as Dr. Atwill
Laura Whyte
as Judge Whitley
John Lawhorn
as Effrem Tally
Gwynyth Walsh
as Lula Finch
Judson Vaughn
as Buford Fowler
Johnny Popwell Sr.
as Melvin Springer
Joe Dorsey
as Jenkins
Jason Wingreen
as Georgie Sparkman
Al Wiggins
as Wendell Munn
Tammy Townsend
as Chelsea Clark
Mert Hatfield
as Cyrus Chambers
Bill Cross
as John Ryan
Fred Covington
as Red Cahill
Andy Stahl
as Roger Selworth
John Eddins
as Nap Breem
Taurean Blacque
as Victor Dufoxe
Kerry Maher
as Carl Naylor
Alex Datcher
as Angela Dolphy
Jerry Stiller
as Rabbi Hillel Feldman
Michael Beck
as Sonny Roper
Ramon Bieri
as Cal Sims
Willie Gault
as Troy Day
Lindy Wood
as Pam Larsen
John Aaron Bennett
as Billy Ray Caton
Iman
as Marie
Marianne Fraulo
as Clara Piera
John Byner
as Tom Harward
Clifton Powell
as Henry Cowan
Mary Ann Hagan
as Shelly Ridley
Kim Hamilton
as Mrs. Johnson
Dan Beene
as Gentry
Jessica Phelps
as Lil Allwood
Dave Ducey
as Harley Eaton
Michael H. Moss
as Bartender
Punky Leonard
as Susan Riker
Chris Jenkins
as Arthur Powell
Dennis Neal
as Collins
Teri Austin
as Alice Tanner
Gregg Henry
as George Deschamps
David Healy
as Arb Gentry
Shannon Eubanks
as Rebecca Ballard
AJ Langer
as Megan Fowler
Jim Grimshaw
as Phil Allwood
Stacy Keach
as Wade Hatton
Shannon Wilcox
as Libby Deschamps
Ginny Parker
as Vera Gilliam
Frank Hoyt Taylor
as Henry Baldwin
Caryn West
as Lauren
Diane Ladd
as Maybelle
Pierre Perea
as Prosper Hoag
Romy Walthal
as Kathleen
Jeff Lewis
as Taylor
Jason Presson
as Jimmy Miller
Christine Healy
as Susan Lawrence
Paul Landry
as Eddy Burnham
Ric Andosca
as Eli Chambers
Pamela Gorman
as Mrs. White
Mary Crosby
as J.D. Sinclaire
Belinda Montgomery
as Nora Womack
Shirley Stoler
as Adah Boone
Randy Hall
as Al Bosworth
James Sutorius
as Mr. Kroller
Katy Boyer
as Cassie Chapin
Mark Lenard
as Horace Sloan
Tony Kelso
as Mauren
Georgia Allen
as Lucinda Brooks
Janice Taylor
as Abby Booker
Paul Benjamin
as George Brownlow
Martha Byrne
as Lizbeth Hagen
Frances Fisher
as Kate Morell
Bill Gribble
as Tom Wormlee
John Diehl
as John Sevrance
Romanda Shaver
as Chrissy Rice
Neva Patterson
as Dr. Morris
Linda Gehringer
as Serena Grimes
Lee Freeman
as Eleanor Brooks
Nathan Adler
as Lester Meacham
Tommy "Tiny" Lister
as T.K. Hendricks
Nana Visitor
as Evie Summers
Leo Geter
as Evan Winslow
Stacy Ray
as Linda Ainslee
David Olsen
as Skip Jensen
Art Evans
as Li'l Calvin
Andrew Prine
as Richard Pooley
Stella Stevens
as Georgia Farren
Janelle McLeod
as Nadine Tucker
Marj Dusay
as Irene Chambers
Joe Inscoe
as Capt. Pruitt
Richard Grove
as Bobby Foster
Andrew Porter
as Ed Lynch
Jennifer Nash
as Rebecca Lewis
Charles Lawlor
as Brent Lunay
Cesare Danova
as Father DeMarco
Robert O'Reilly
as Carl DeLissa
Kathryn Firago
as Rachel Pilgrim
Robin Strand
as Andy Summers
Christopher Templeton
as Christine Tate
Billy Gillespie
as Lance Bosworth
Carrie Snodgress
as Mrs. Krollers
Shannon Beaty
as Jaycee Morell
Ken Curtis
as Tom McCauley
Michael Zelniker
as Paul Borden
Edward Albert
as Lamar Sloan
Donna Discoe
as Laura Ulmer
Martha Burgess
as Lacy Loomis
James Gammon
as Sheriff Monroe
Don Stallings
as Wade Baxley
William Cort
as Jeffries
Joseph Lambie
as Elliott Gardner
Ralph Wilcox
as Rev. Kincaid
Tom Turbiville Jr.
as Rene Balcer
Debra Nelson
as Karen Brock
Matthew Posey
as Bernard Stiles
Theresa O'Shea
as Mrs. Lawrence
Damon Pooser
as Derrick
Janell McLeod
as Mrs. Yohay
Stephen Lee
as Gilmore
Muriel Moore
as Bernice
Judith Chapman
as Charlotte Sinclaire
Clare Wren
as Rochelle
Tom Key
as Luft
Brian Lando
as Jimmy Dillard
Earl Billings
as Capt. Porter
David Dunard
as Cantrell
William Flatley
as Det. Wadlec
Juliet Sorcey
as Heather Tanner
Michael Montgomery
as Earle Peterson
Matthew Flint
as Lee Thompson
Ginny Randall
as Judge Walker
Rosemary Newcott
as Claudia Retson
Lou Walker
as John Reeve
Michael Keys Hall
as Phillip Casey
Michael Horton
as Jody Ware
Dyana Ortelli
as Carmen Wormlee
Tom Even
as Lester
Ronald McCall
as Leroy Bremer
Russ Blackwell
as Bert Fowler
Jillian Boyd
as Shelly Hughes
Gerald Brown
as Dickerson
Rebecca Williams
as June Simmons
Mitchell Laurance
as Allen Calloway
Dan Chandler
as Earle Rogerson
Elizabeth Ashley
as Maybelle Chesboro
Ellen Heard
as Mrs. Sherman
J.A. Preston
as Calvin Peterson
Jonathan Proby
as Eric DeLong
Jack Mason
as Manager
Jack Betts
as Harris
Tracy L. Roberts
as Gigi Fowler
Marc Gowan
as Waters
Sam Bean
as Lyle Ridley
Steven Griffith
as Ray Worrell
Doug McClure
as Davenport
Jill Carroll
as Barbara
Joan McMurtrey
as Agent Barriman
Tim A. Powell
as Jack Whalen
Frank Rossomanno
as Jake Kanadi
Jordan Williams
as V.J. Trundel
Ryan Marshall
as Kevin Dawson
Tom Chapman
as J.J. Swift
Lane Bradbury
as Myrna Hughes
Wesley Addy
as Arvin Allenby
Stephen Root
as Raymond Mercer
Frank Knapp Jr
as Grant Woodlin
Stocker Fontelieu
as Tolliver Morgan
Beth Spanier
as Millie Barnett
Freddie Hendricks
as Abe Gillins
Tony Zaar
as Carl DeLissa
Nick Savage
as Tony Bressak
Charlene Ross
as Ella Murphy
Pat Perkins
as Miss Elnora
Laura White
as Marge Winthrop
Bob Hannah
as R.J. Kincaide
Bryan Dattilo
as Boyd Gardner
Raymond Forchion
as Wallace Fannoy
Calvin Levels
as Laurants
Gary Crosby
as Mal Talbot
Bill Ewin
as Doc Borden
Scott Brian Higgs
as Randy Calhoun
Suzanne Snyder
as Julie Lofton
Carol Sutton
as Ellie Anne
Gil Roper
as Gun-Store Clerk
Greg Mullavey
as Hubie Meredith
William Schallert
as Carl Tibbetts
Marilyn Martyn
as Mimi Kincaide
David Devries
as Purvis Bell
Jason Beghe
as Mary Myers
Zach McLemore
as Johnny Reed
Ernest Dixon
as Tim Sherman
Jacques Courseault
as Richard Maffy
William Lucking
as George Martin
Eliott Keener
as L.Q. Hill
Czerny Miller
as Chauffeur
Steve Kanaly
as Cowboy Habersham
Sam Anderson
as Drew Ward
Tony Evans
as Dan Mackey
Heather Jones
as Mrs. Tolliver
J.C. MacKenzie
as Det. Mara
Debra Duke
as Matilda
Jennifer Massey
as Robin Moseley
Kathie Swenn
as Gail Henderson
RonReaco Lee
as David Collins
Lisa Pelikan
as Jeanette Marshall
Hunter von Leer
as Philbrick
Dan Fahey
as Todd Carver
Christina Chauncey
as Holly Maynard
Tom Nowicki
as Ned Conklin
Charles Holman
as Counterman
Roy Lind
as Del Mueller
Nicholas Cowan
as Eric DeLong
Polly W. LePorte
as June McCabe
Amy Hess
as Cindy Jenk
Randal Patrick
as Cleve Rumford
Eddie King
as Cruthers
Mark Boone Jr.
as Barney Meecham
Robert Donner
as Roy Paxton
Suzanne Stewart
as Cora Lucas
John Vernon
as Dr. Langley Phillips
Kim Waltrip
as Charlotte
Karen Black
as Carla Ray
David Hager
as Gus Jenk
Robert Anthony Haynes
as Darrell Meecham
Sharon Blackwood
as Betsy Mulligan
Mindy Rickles
as Rivka Hillel
Stephen Young
as Lawrence
Ben Murphy
as Tom Dalton
Claude Akins
as Ben Sloan
Graham Jarvis
as Warren Moseley
Joe Wilkens
as Dr. Curtis
Eugene Glasgow
as Earle Colmer Jr.
Dr. Todd Eller
as Jeff Cook
Chris McCarty
as Lucas DeFete
Jae'son Courseault
as Tommy Owens
Bill McKinney
as Ash Crowe
Charles Grant
as Davy Ritt
Claude Brooks
as Kevin `Cat' Brooks
Tony Mockus Jr.
as Ken Farren
Robert Ginty
as Dr. Vance Talbott
Kevin Page
as Lewis Moseley
Terry Hobbs
as Laine Paxton
Randy Martin
as Sharon Phillips
David Butler
as Lowell Kessler
Chris Lobban
as Bobby Johnson
Ed Grady
as Jimmy Ray
James Wagoner
as Kevin Powell
Liam Gannon
as Father D'Alton
Steven Raulerson
as Jack Smett
Mark Rolston
as Kevin Riley
Jonna Volz
as Becky Darnell
Blanche Baker
as Jenny Sawyer
Nate Bynum
as Delivery Man
Chad Allen
as Matt Skinner
Rick Dean
as Waylon Davis
Tippi Hedren
as Annabelle
Deborah Calloway Duke
as Odessa Robbins
Meshach Taylor
as Tyler Corbin
Stephen Nichols
as Chuck Booker
Arlene Golonka
as Sally Nash
Jefferson Davis
as Wesley Sawyer
Jim Peck
as Brother Paul
Tara Winston
as Amanda Chambers
Kenny Jones
as Skip Coopersmith
Catherine Larson
as Tracy Cole
Katherine Cannon
as Faye Darnell
Don Stroud
as Ronny Griff
Lisa Rieffel
as Lorie Foster
Gary Yates
as Herbie Marr
Justin Lazard
as Brian Moseley
Charlie Hunter
as Carl Purdy
Ken Kercheval
as Judge Lawton Gray
Steve Ayers
as Perry Meacham
Bill Henderson
as Bishop Prynn
Victoria Jackson
as Beverly Ross
Saundra D. Franks
as Dahlia Corbin
Barbara Howard
as Connie Meacham
George DiCenzo
as Ramon Pelez
Laurie Franks
as Miss Reynolds
Sherilyn Wolter
as Rosalynn Douglass
Beth Burns
as Patty Bowden
Marla Gibbs
as Lily Baker
Jeff McCarthy
as Agent Hayes
Jeff Portell
as Ned Phelps
Glenn Younger
as Candice Riley
Julio Vivas
as Carlos Salazar
Lois Chiles
as Muriel Gray
Lenore Kasdorf
as Ardice Talbott
Earl Holliman
as Dr. Lambert
Robin Bloodworth
as Raul Woodlin
Peter Fonda
as Marcantony Appfel
Sandra Franks
as Dahlia Corbin
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Mar 15, 1988
Genre: Drama
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