In The Heat Of The Night

Next Airing: Monday, January 23

Upcoming Airings of In The Heat Of The Night

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Monday, Jan 23
Ches And The Grand Lady
Season 7
Episode 716
Monday, Jan 23
Conspiracy Of One
Season 7
Episode 717
Monday, Jan 23
Bounty Hunter
Season 4
Episode 412
Monday, Jan 23
Shine On Sparta Moon
Season 4
Episode 414
Tuesday, Jan 24
The Rabbi
Season 7
Episode 718
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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