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The 1988 series originally aired on what network?
What originally brings Virgil Tibbs back to Sparta, Mississippi?
Although In the show takes place in Mississippi, the first season was actually shot in what state?
Which of the shows stars was known to rewrite episodes under the pseudonym Matt Harris?
Which supporting character almost starred in a spinoff series?
Anne-Marie Johnson portrayed what profession in her role as Althea Tibbs?
Howard E. Rollins Jr., the actor who portrayed Virgil Tibbs, was well known for his Oscar-nominated role in which film?
Chief Gillespie was a veteran of which war?
In the Heat of the Night aired on NBC until 1992 but moved to CBS for its final seasons.
The death of Virgil's mother brought him back home before he decided to stay and help Sparta's police force.
Although Virgil decided to stay and help Sparta's police force, it was the death of his mother that brought him back home.
After the first season, the show's production was moved to Georgia. Believe it or not, the original movie was shot in Illinois!
In the third season, O'Connor took an even greater creative role in the show after firing the executive producers.
The season seven episode "Every Man's Family" was meant to be a pilot for a purposed Bubba Skinner spinoff.
Althea's life as a teacher in Sparta was far from quiet. She would also become a counselor to students.
Rollins also earned an Emmy nomination in 1983 for his role in Another World.
Actually, he was nominated for the 1981 drama, Ragtime. Rollins also earned an Emmy nomination in 1983 for his role in Another World.
A veteran of WW2, Carroll O'Connor's Gillespie would often carry a high-powered sidearm not typical to law enforcement.
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