In The Heat Of The Night

Next Airing: Thursday, March 30

Upcoming Airings of In The Heat Of The Night

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Thursday, Mar 30
The Family Secret
Season 2
Episode 203
Thursday, Mar 30
The Hammer And The Glove
Season 2
Episode 204
Friday, Mar 31
Just A Country Boy
Season 4
Episode 420
Friday, Mar 31
Prisoners
Season 2
Episode 205
Friday, Mar 31
Hot Nights
Season 2
Episode 206
In the Heat Of The Night

About In The Heat Of The Night

Action & Crime

1988-1995

The series In the Heat of the Night shares its name with the title of the movie and novel on which it was based. Like its source material, focused on the growing tensions between a police department and the minority community it was sworn to protect.  Thanks to seven-plus seasons on the air, the television show could explore the characters and relationships of Sparta, Mississippi to an extent not possible in film.  Carroll O’Connor threw his career-heft behind the role of Bill Gillespie, the embroiled chief of a small town police force.  His creative input behind the scenes pushed the series towards shock-worthy (and sometimes controversial) moments. 

Cast

Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson, Lois Nettleton
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