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-related absences of star Carroll O'Connor (Joe Don Baker and Carl Weathers each briefly filled the chief's chair), the series had a hearty run, premiering on NBC in 1988 before moving to CBS in 1992 for its last two seasons.

Cast

Guest Stars

Karen Carlson
Sara Hallisey, Sarah Hallisey, Sheila Meredith
15 Episodes (2006-2006)
Wilbur Fitzgerald
DA, DA Darnell, DA Darnelle, Darnell, District Attorney
14 Episodes (2006-2006)
Tonea Stewart
Aunt Etta, Etta, Mrs. Gray
Afemo Omilami
Jimmy, Jimmy Dawes, Walker Harris
Rugg Williams
Eugene, Eugene Glendon, Gene
Stuart Culpepper
Judd, Judge, Judge Simms, Judge Sims, Reed Nicholson
7 Episodes (2006-2006)
Wallace Merck
Colmer, Earle Colmer Sr., Holly Colmer
6 Episodes (2006-2006)
Edith Ivey
Dr. Ellis, Dr. Perry, Loretta Kingsley
Mark Johnson
Everett, Off. Everett
Scott Higgs
Calhoun, Peter Ballard, Randy Calhoun
Michael Spound
Steve Vincent, Tom Murphy, Vincent
Richard McKenzie
Donner, Preston Donner
4 Episodes (2006-2006)
Margo Moorer
Doreen Jessup, Robin Stewart
Janice Nelson
Aunt Barbarella, Indian Tilley, Indian Tilly
Tim Ware
Ben Taylor, Dan Williams, Tiny Randall
Deborah Hobart
Colleen Craven, Dr. Hilliard, Rose Murphy
J. Don Ferguson
Kevin Riley, Rev. Wishard
Judson Vaughn
Brent Shaw, Buford Fowler
Walt Goggins
Garth Watkins, Robbie
Fran Bennett
Aunt Ruta, Ruda Gibson
Mitchell Laurance
Allan Calloway, Allen Calloway
Banks Harper
Joelle, Julia
3 Episodes (2006-2006)
Barry Scott
Minister, Nathan Baxter
Brett Rice
Delbert Pike, Manager, Moss
John Lawhorn
Effrem Tally, Quentin, Tally
Lonnie Smith
Donny Cole, Lance Carter, Wade Britten
Mary Ann Hagan
Shelly Ridley, Tamara Naylor
Maureen Dowdell
Tracey Boggs, Tracy Boggs
Paul Carden
Jimmy, Vern Collins
3 Episodes (2006-2006)
Ric Reitz
Chris Pastory, Sidney Wallace
Robby Preddy
Cynthia Maynard, Maggie, Vidalia Purdy
Tony Higgins
Andy White, David Monroe
Trent Bross
Curt Breynard, Tommy Haskell
Corbin Bernsen
Frank Cole
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Doug Savant
Scott LaPeer
George C. Scott
Judge Barton Walker
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
George Wallace
Tommy Ammons
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
John Byner
Tom Harward
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
John Calvin
Kerry Madigan
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Josh Lucas
Todd Walker
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Peter Fonda
Marcantony Appfel
Richard T. Jones
Donald Muir
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Sydne Rome
Geli Bendl
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Jason Wingreen
Georgie Sparkman
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Sonny Shroyer
Dwight Foster, Emory Tanner
Steve Coulter
Dennis Cantrell, William Jackson
Renee Jones
Candace Sloan, Topaz
Gary Williams
Clay Wilson, Ramsey Morgan
Tammy Townsend
Chelsea Clark
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Kim Hamilton
Ellen Shore, Mrs. Johnson
Joshua Lucas
Todd Walker
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Andy Stahl
Larry Wheeler, Roger Selworth
Bill Cross
John Ryan
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Bob Banks
Burrows, Ed Quinn
Challen Cates
Jennifer, Winnie
Frank Roberts
Nathaniel Crenshaw, Tyler
Harrison Avery
Raintree, Willie Stevens
Jim Grimshaw
Phil Allwood
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Joe Dorsey
Ace McCabe, Jenkins
Kenny Leon
Daryl, Tommy Speirs
Laura Whyte
Judge Whitely, Judge Whitley
Maceo Walker
Atticus, Atticus Paul
Mert Hatfield
Chief McCauley, Cyrus Chambers
Shannon Eubanks
Marlene Habersham, Rebecca Ballard
Tim Black
Cliff Rankin, Tucker Carnes
Jerry Stiller
Rabbi Hillel Feldman
John Vernon
Dr. Langley Phillips
Martha Byrne
Lizbeth Hagen
Stephen Root
Raymond Mercer
Nana Visitor
Evie Summers