In The Heat Of The Night

Next Airing: Tuesday, May 30

Upcoming Airings of In The Heat Of The Night

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Tuesday, May 30
Who Was Geli Bendl?
Season 8
Episode 803
Tuesday, May 30
A Small War: Part 1
Season 6
Episode 601
Tuesday, May 30
A Small War: Part 2
Season 6
Episode 602
Wednesday, May 31
By Duty Bound
Season 8
Episode 805
Wednesday, May 31
A Frenzied Affair: Part 1
Season 6
Episode 604
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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