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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A man's father agrees to bail him out of six-figure gambling losses---but his brother would rather let him drown in debt. Warren: Graham Jarvis. Brian: Justin Lazard. Lewis: Kevin Page. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Chief Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

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A student (Walt Goggins) tries to frame his ex's father (Judson Vaughn) after killing her lover. Part 1 of two. Everett: Mark Johnson. Megan: A.J. Langer. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

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Robert Goulet plays a country singer accused of stealing his signature song. Mal: Gary Crosby. Ace: Joe Dorsey. June: Polly W. Le Porte. Tina: Jeanette Lane-Bradbury. Bubba: Alan Autry. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

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Deadly Affection(Season 6, Episode 15) WGNA

Harriet helps a woman (Teri Austin) fight eviction by a landlord who won't maintain the property. Eddy: Paul Landry. Heather: Juliet Sorcey. Parker: David Hart. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

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The Leftover Man(Season 6, Episode 16) WGNA

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A son (Edward Albert) is opposed to his father's plan to give land to slave descendants. Candace: Renee Jones. Horace: Mark Lenard. Quentin: John Lawhorn. Anabel: Claire Yarlett. Harriet: Denise Nicholas.

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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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