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 5, Episode 7 The More Things Change

First Aired: November 19, 1991

A businessman's illegitimate daughter wants to take him to court if he doesn't increase his support, while someone else wants to take the man's life. Dalton: Ben Murphy. Irene: Marj Dusay. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

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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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