In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night (1988)


  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Creator: James Lee Barrett
  • First Air Date: 1988-03-06
  • Last Air Date: 1995-05-16
  • Total Seasons: 8
  • Total Episodes: 151
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: MGM Television
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: CBS
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Summary

In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. It was broadcast on NBC from 1988 until 1992, and then on CBS until 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and Carroll O'Connor. TGG Direct released the first season of the series to DVD on August 28, 2012.

  • Keywords: police, police chief, racism, police detective
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    In the Heat of the Night Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1988-03-06
    8 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1988-12-04
    27 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1989-10-24
    22 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1990-09-18
    22 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1991-10-01
    22 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1992-10-28
    22 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1993-09-16
    24 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1994-10-21
    4 Episodes

    In the Heat of the Night Episodes

    Season 1 Episode 1
    Pilot (1)
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    Season 1 Episode 2
    Pilot (2)
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    Season 1 Episode 3
    Road Kill
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    Season 1 Episode 4
    Fate
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    Season 1 Episode 5
    Blind Spot (1)
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    Season 1 Episode 6
    Blind Spot (2)
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    Season 1 Episode 7
    A Necessary Evil
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    Season 1 Episode 8
    ...And Then You Die
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    Season 2 Episode 1
    Don't Look Back (1)
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    Season 2 Episode 2
    Don't Look Back (2)
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    Season 2 Episode 3
    Family Secret
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    Season 2 Episode 4
    The Hammer and the Glove
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    Season 2 Episode 5
    Prisoners
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    Season 2 Episode 6
    Hot Nights
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    Season 2 Episode 7
    Gunshots
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    Season 2 Episode 8
    Country Mouse, City Mouse
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    Season 2 Episode 9
    Stranger in Town
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    Season 2 Episode 10
    Tear Down the Walls
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    Season 2 Episode 11
    A Trip Upstate
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    Season 2 Episode 12
    A.k.a. Kelly Kay
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    Season 2 Episode 13
    These Things Take Time
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    Season 2 Episode 14
    Intruders
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    Season 2 Episode 15
    The Creek
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    Season 2 Episode 16
    Sister, Sister
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    Season 2 Episode 17
    Walkout
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    Season 2 Episode 18
    Accused
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    Season 2 Episode 19
    Fifteen, Forever
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    Season 2 Episode 20
    Ladybug, Ladybug
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    Season 2 Episode 21
    The Pig Woman of Sparta
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    Season 2 Episode 22
    Missing
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    Season 3 Episode 1
    Rape
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    Season 3 Episode 2
    Fairest of Them All
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    Season 3 Episode 3
    Murder Most Ancient
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    Season 3 Episode 4
    First Girl
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    Season 3 Episode 5
    Crackdown
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    Season 3 Episode 6
    Anniversary
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    Season 3 Episode 7
    Time of the Stranger
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    Season 3 Episode 8
    Vengeance
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    Season 3 Episode 9
    My Name Is Hank
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    Season 3 Episode 10
    King's Ransom
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    Season 3 Episode 11
    Epitaph for a Lady
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    Season 3 Episode 12
    Triangle
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    Season 3 Episode 13
    Hello in There
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    Season 3 Episode 14
    December Days
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    Season 3 Episode 15
    A Loss of Innocence
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    Season 3 Episode 16
    Bubba's Baby
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    Season 3 Episode 17
    Home Is Where the Heart Is
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    Season 3 Episode 18
    An Angry Woman
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    Season 3 Episode 19
    Indiscretions
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    Season 3 Episode 20
    Night of the Killing
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    Season 3 Episode 21
    Citizen Trundel (1)
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    Season 3 Episode 22
    Citizen Trundel (2)
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    Season 4 Episode 1
    Brotherly Love (1)
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    Season 4 Episode 2
    Brotherly Love (2)
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    Season 4 Episode 3
    Lessons Learned
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    Season 4 Episode 4
    Perversions of Justice
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    Season 4 Episode 5
    And Justice for Some
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    Season 4 Episode 6
    Hearts of Gold
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    Season 4 Episode 7
    Quick Fix
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    Season 4 Episode 8
    Homecoming
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    Season 4 Episode 9
    A Problem Too Personal
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    Season 4 Episode 10
    A Final Arrangement
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    Season 4 Episode 11
    Family Matters
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    Season 4 Episode 12
    Bounty Hunter
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    Season 4 Episode 13
    Blessings
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    Season 4 Episode 14
    Shine on Sparta Moon
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    Season 4 Episode 15
    Execution of Trust
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    Season 4 Episode 16
    Child of Promise
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    Season 4 Episode 17
    Paper Castles
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    Season 4 Episode 18
    Laid to Waste
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    Season 4 Episode 19
    First Deadly Sin
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    Season 4 Episode 20
    Just a Country Boy
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    Season 4 Episode 21
    No Other Road
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    Season 4 Episode 22
    A Turning
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    Season 5 Episode 1
    A Woman Much Admired
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    Season 5 Episode 2
    Baby for Sale
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    Season 5 Episode 3
    Obsession
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    Season 5 Episode 4
    Liar's Poker
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    Season 5 Episode 5
    Ruda's Awakening
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    Season 5 Episode 6
    Unfinished Business
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    Season 5 Episode 7
    The More Things Change
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    Season 5 Episode 8
    Sweet, Sweet Blues
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    Season 5 Episode 9
    Sparta Gold
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    Season 5 Episode 10
    An Eye for an Eye
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    Season 5 Episode 11
    The Littlest Victim
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    Season 5 Episode 12
    The Landlord
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    Season 5 Episode 13
    Fool for Love
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    Season 5 Episode 14
    Love, Honor and Obey
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    Season 5 Episode 15
    Odessa
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    Season 5 Episode 16
    A Time to Trust
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    Season 5 Episode 17
    By Means Most Foul
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    Season 5 Episode 18
    Trundel's Will Be Done
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    Season 5 Episode 19
    Moseley's Lot
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    Season 5 Episode 20
    Family Reunion
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    Season 5 Episode 21
    Sanctuary
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    Season 5 Episode 22
    The Law on Trial
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    Season 6 Episode 1
    A Small War (1)
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    Season 6 Episode 2
    A Small War (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 3
    Brother's Keeper
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    Season 6 Episode 4
    A Frenzied Affair
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    Season 6 Episode 5
    Discovery
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    Season 6 Episode 6
    Random's Child
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    Season 6 Episode 7
    An Occupational Hazard
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    Season 6 Episode 8
    Last Rights
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    Season 6 Episode 9
    When the Music Stopped
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    Season 6 Episode 10
    Flowers from a Lady
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    Season 6 Episode 11
    Private Sessions
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    Season 6 Episode 12
    Judgement Day
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    Season 6 Episode 13
    Falsely Accused
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    Season 6 Episode 14
    A Step Removed
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    Season 6 Episode 15
    A Deadly Affection
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    Season 6 Episode 16
    The Leftover Man (1)
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    Season 6 Episode 17
    The Leftover Man (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 18
    A Dish Best Served Cold
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    Season 6 Episode 19
    Legacy
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    Season 6 Episode 20
    Even Nice People
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    Season 6 Episode 21
    Lake Winahatchie
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    Season 6 Episode 22
    A Correct Settling
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    Season 7 Episode 1
    Child's Play
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    Season 7 Episode 2
    Hatton's Turn (1)
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    Season 7 Episode 3
    Hatton's Turn (2)
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    Season 7 Episode 4
    A Depraved Heart
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    Season 7 Episode 5
    Incident at Brewer's Pond
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    Season 7 Episode 6
    A Love Lost
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    Season 7 Episode 7
    Singin' the Blues
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    Season 7 Episode 8
    Virgil Tibbs, Attorney at Law
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    Season 7 Episode 9
    Every Man's Family
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    Season 7 Episode 10
    A Baby Called Rocket
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    Season 7 Episode 11
    Little Girl Lost
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    Season 7 Episode 12
    Your Own Kind
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    Season 7 Episode 13
    Good Cop, Bad Cop
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    Season 7 Episode 14
    Maybelle Returns
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    Season 7 Episode 15
    The Last Round
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    Season 7 Episode 16
    Ches and the Grand Lady
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    Season 7 Episode 17
    Conspiracy of One
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    Season 7 Episode 18
    The Rabbi
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    Season 7 Episode 19
    Hard Choices
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    Season 7 Episode 20
    Time's Long Shadow
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    Season 7 Episode 21
    Poor Relations
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    Season 7 Episode 22
    Dangerous Engagement
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    Season 7 Episode 23
    Give Me Your Life (1)
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    Season 7 Episode 24
    Give Me Your Life (2)
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    Season 8 Episode 1
    A Matter of Justice
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    Season 8 Episode 2
    Who Was Geli Bendl ?
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    Season 8 Episode 3
    By Duty Bound
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    Season 8 Episode 4
    Grow Old Along with Me
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    • Carroll O'Connor

      as Bill Gillespie
    • Alan Autry

      as Bubba Skinner
    • David Hart

      as Parker Williams
    • Hugh O'Connor

      as Lonnie Jamison
    • Crystal R. Fox

      as Luann Corbin
    • Denise Nicholas

      as Harriet DeLong
    • Carl Weathers

      as Hampton Forbes
    Production Carroll O'Connor Producer
    Production Fred Silverman Producer

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