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 chief's...read more

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Season 6, Episode 16 The Leftover Man

First Aired: March 3, 1993

A bogus assassination attempt on a senatorial candidate turns deadly when someone else falls---by the candidate's order. Part 1 of two. Libby: Shannon Wilcox. Chris: Ric Reitz. Cowan: Clifton Powell. DuBois: Michael Genevie. Yunger: Michael Mattison. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.

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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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