In the Heat of the Night

A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-related absences of star Carroll O'Connor (Joe Don Baker and Carl Weathers each briefly filled the c (more…)

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Season 2, Episode 3 The Family Secret

First Aired: December 6, 1988

Gillespie has trouble accepting the evidence in the murder of a friend and leader, who didn't have an enemy in the world---outside his family. Claudia: Susan Blakely. Bernice: Muriel Moore. Mary Lynn: Suzanne Ventulett. Stuart: Wallace Wilkinson.

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  • Premiered: October 28, 1992
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-r… (more)

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