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 6 By Duty Bound

First Aired: February 17, 1995

Conclusion. The shady dealings of a sheriff candidate (John Calvin) are underscored by his right-hand man (Corbin Bernsen), who murders a witness to their insurance scam and his pregnant mistress. Harriet: Denise Nicholas. Donner: Richard McKenzie. Karen: Mary-Margaret Humes. Julia: Banks Harper. Sonny: Chris Kayser. Jimmy: John C. Bailey.

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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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