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 8, Episode 3 Who Was Geli Bendl?

First Aired: December 9, 1994

Part 1 of 2. A foreign-film actress (Sydne Rome)---who was born in Sparta---returns home, hoping to take her younger sister away from the influence of a drug-dealing boyfriend. Donald Muir: Richard T. Jones. Laura Burrows: Arienne Battiste. Nedda Losey: Janet MacLachlan. Tommy Ammons: George Wallace. Georgie Sparkman: Jason Wingreen. Clara Piera: Marianne Fraulo. Gentry: Dan Beene.

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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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