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 2, Episode 6 Hot Nights

First Aired: December 27, 1988

The town's abuzz about Bubba and a big-city writer staying near town to work in quiet---and avoid her ex, who desperately wants her back. Jackie: Barbara Stock. Huell: Ralph Pace. Frank: Peter Thomasson. Tom: Bill Ash. Bubba: Alan Autry.

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