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Flashbacks augment officers' interviews for a story about "race relations in the civil service" by a local reporter (Judith Robinson), who hears only what she wants to hear. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Bubba: Alan Autry. Sweet: Geof (more…)
Moonshine is behind a teenage driving fatality, but evidence suggests a question of quality rather than quantity, making the accident a murder. Walt Goggins. Dean: Paul Gonsoulin. Greg: Jeff Hochendoner. Marci: Joan Croker. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
A high-school scholar's drug-thief brother may face a murder charge after his stolen booty leads to a teen's death. Derek: Kenneth Edwards. Terry: Shaun Baker. Mrs. Johnson: Kim Hamilton. Nathan: Jeff Rose. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Gillespie: Carroll O' (more…)
Tibbs becomes suspicious about the vehicular death of a partner in a building project that his friend (Kenny Leon) has invested in. Lawrence: Stephen Young. Bree: Sharon Wyatt. Tucker: Steve Boles. Samantha: Jen Harper. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Ca (more…)
A man (Joseph Lambie) fears his son's chances of entering a seminary will be hurt if the boy (Bryan Dattilo) tells the police what he knows about a rape case. Marcella: Sally Spencer. Cruthers: Eddie King. Dee: Dee Shaw. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
In L.A., Bubba is paired with an insurance investigator (Debra Sandlund) in a search for an arson-murder suspect who jumped bail before he could be extradited. Vincent: Franklin Cover. Locky: Brett Porter. Wallace Fannoy: Raymond Forchion. Bubba: Alan Autr (more…)
The murder trial of her ex-husband (John Wesley) takes a toll on Harriet DeLong and her son (Denise Nicholas, Rugg Williams), while both suspects in similar cases claim the other pulled the trigger. Marcus: Thom Gossom. Glenn: Michael Genevie.
Gillespie learns some surprising news and says a painful goodbye when a former flame (Stella Stevens) returns to Sparta. Lana: Christine Elise. Ramon: George DiCenzo. Ken: Tony Mockus. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Sweet: Geoffrey Tho (more…)
When a philanthropist is murdered in his home, the prime suspect is a prostitute (Kim Lankford)---who was found intoxicated at his side. Annabelle: Tippi Hedren. Sykes: John Saxon. Cantrell: David Dunard. Ogelvy: Thom McFadden. Bubba: Alan Autry.
When Bubba's struggle with a teenage burgular ends in the boy's death, Tibbs' vengeful aunt (Fran Bennett) reports that she's witnessed a murder. Bubba: Alan Autry. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Gillespie fears that the visit of a civil-rights leader may bring an attempt on the man's life from the culprits responsible for Dugan's murder and Gillespie's kidnapping. Crowley: Billy Ray Reynolds. Curt Breynard: Trent Bross. Barriman: John McMurtrey.
Not everyone at an all-white church supports the minister when he invites the Tibbses to attend a service. Howard Rollins, Carroll O'Connor. Ed Rowen: Jon DeVries. Claire: Joan Riordan. Harris: Roberts Blossom. Lane: Randall Martin.
Bubba travels to L.A. to testify in an organized-crime trial and to safeguard the key witness---a young boy (Mike Chin) who saw a mobster commit a murder. Pat: Debra Sandlund. Det. Wadlec: William Flatley. Harris: Jack Betts. Vincent: Franklin Cover.
A businessman's illegitimate daughter wants to take him to court if he doesn't increase his support, while someone else wants to take the man's life. Dalton: Ben Murphy. Irene: Marj Dusay. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
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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)