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Do you remember a show with, ...

Question: Do you remember a show with, I think, the guy from Highway to Heaven and a black actor that was sort of a comedy version of In the Heat of the Night? It's driving me nuts.

Answer: Yes.

Aaaah, you didn't really think I was gonna stop at being a wiseacre and answer your question with one word, did you? You'll never so easily curb my urge to babble, Joon.

Funny you use the word "nuts," since the show in question, ABC's Carter Country, bore the name of former peanut farmer Jimmy Carter, who was president at the time it debuted in September 1977. As you say, it bore a strong resemblance to In the Heat of the Night, which 10 years later would be a hit TV series itself.

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Year Title Description
2006 Square Off: Rob Morrow Episode, Guest
2003 Legends: David Wolper Episode, Remarks by
2002 Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television Drama Episode, Remarks by
1996 My Very Best Friend Movie, Exec. Producer
1987 Jake and the Fatman TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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