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 6, Episode 6 Random's Child

First Aired: November 25, 1992

The Chief's daughter wants to settle her late mother's estate, claimed by the mother's boyfriend. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Etta: Tonea Stewart. Harriet: Denise Nicholas. Smett: Steven Raulerson. Marcus: Thom Gossom.

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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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