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 3, Episode 9 My Name Is Hank

First Aired: December 19, 1989

Two armed robbers assume their actions go unheard by their sleeping hitchhiker, an orphaned Amerasian teen on his way to see his father's old friend---Gillespie (Carrol O'Connor). Skip Jensen: David Olsen. Summers: Charlie Deppish. Lisa: Lois Berg.

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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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