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 7, Episode 2 Hatton's Turn

First Aired: September 18, 1993

Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) is appointed sheriff. Meanwhile, a getaway car is sought by robbers expecting a million-dollar haul. Part 1 of two. Hatton: Stacy Keach. Forbes: Carl Weathers. Coley: Courtney Gains. Nap: John Eddins. Henry: Wayne Brady. Sarah: Karen Carlson.

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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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