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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Carroll O'Connor
William Gillespie
Anne-Marie Johnson
Althea Tibbs
Alan Autry
Bubba Skinner
Denise Nicholas
Harriet DeLong
David Hart
Parker Williams
Hugh O'Connor
Lonnie Jamison
Christian J. LeBlanc
Junior Abernathy
Lois Nettleton
Joanne St. John
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Series Details

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