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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Wed Jul 24 10:00am
The More Things Change(Season 5, Episode 7) WGNA

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.

Wed Jul 24 11:00am
Sweet, Sweet Blues(Season 5, Episode 8) WGNA

A singer may hold the key to the mystery surrounding the murder of Sweet's grandfather. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Luann: Crystal R. Fox. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

Wed Jul 24 12:00pm
Sparta Gold(Season 5, Episode 9) WGNA

Sparta police discover a marijuana crop after Bubba and his girlfriend are chased from the area by shotgun fire. Barney: Mark Boone Junior. Darrell: Anthony Haynes. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

Thu Jul 25 10:00am
An Eye for an Eye(Season 5, Episode 10) WGNA

The police butt heads with the FBI when DA Darnelle's daughter is kidnapped, while Darnelle comes face to face with the kidnapper. Sloan: Claude Akins. Becky Darnelle: Jonna Volz. Faye Darnelle: Katherine Cannon. Agent Hayes: Jeff McCarthy.

Thu Jul 25 11:00am
The Littlest Victim(Season 5, Episode 11) WGNA

An investigation of child abuse leads Jammson to a bittersweet reunion with his high-school sweetheart now an alcoholic. Jimmy Miller: Jason Presson. Althea: Anne Marie Johnson. Bubba: Alan Autry. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

Thu Jul 25 12:00pm
The Landlord(Season 5, Episode 12) WGNA

Tenants are angry enough to do away with their slumlord, but it's the man's activity in the drug trade that brings his downfall. Hunter Von Leer. Harriet: Denise Nicholas. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

Fri Jul 26 10:00am
Fool for Love(Season 5, Episode 13) WGNA

A doctor asks for an autopsy following his wife's apparent heart attack, which occurred during her meeting with her husband's lover. Robert Ginty. Sally Nash: Arlene Golonka. Miss Reynolds: Laurie Franks. Ardice Talbott: Lenore Kasdorf.

Fri Jul 26 11:00am
Love, Honor, Obey(Season 5, Episode 14) WGNA

A battered wife (Blanche Baker) lies to the Sparta police about her latest beating, and takes the matter---and her spouse's fate---into her own hands. Susan: Christine Healy. Parker: David Hart. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.

Fri Jul 26 12:00pm
Odessa(Season 5, Episode 15) WGNA

Racial tensions erupt when Sparta plans to honor their first registered black voter (Deborah Duke). Earle Colmer Sr.: Wallace Merck. Earle Colmer Jr.: Eugene Glasgow. Brent: Charles Lawlor. Darnell: Wilbur Fitzgerald.

Mon Jul 29 10:00am
A Time to Trust(Season 5, Episode 16) WGNA

The Sparta police suspect criminal activity when several truck drivers are killed after losing control of their vehicles outside of town. Foster: Richard Grove. Shelly: Jillian Boyd. Myrna: Lane Bradbury. Dr. Robb: Dan Biggers. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.

Mon Jul 29 11:00am
By Means Most Foul(Season 5, Episode 17) WGNA

A man's attempt to kill his lover's husband leaves the victim on life support---and leaves the wife unable to collect the insurance money. Moss: Brett Rice. Rebecca: Shannon Eubanks. Peter: Scott Higgs. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.

Mon Jul 29 12:00pm
Trundel's Will Be Done(Season 5, Episode 18) WGNA

Harriet is determined to gain custody of her late sister's illegitimate son (Nicholas Cowan) after learning that the boy is to be raised by his father's widow. Emily: Adair Simon. Harriet: Denise Nicholas. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor (more…)

Tue Jul 30 10:00am
Moseley's Lot(Season 5, Episode 19) WGNA

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.

Tue Jul 30 11:00am
Family Reunion(Season 5, Episode 20) WGNA

A paroled thief returns to Sparta to claim the money he stole, but it's in the possession of his ex-wife who intends to keep it. Laine: Terry Hobbs. Purdy: Charlie Hunter. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Chief Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

Tue Jul 30 12:00pm
Brother's Keeper(Season 6, Episode 3) WGNA

LuAnn's ex-con brother (Meshach Taylor) gets a warm welcome from their mother (Saundra D. Franks), but not from LuAnn (Crystal Fox), who feels he's nothing but trouble. Sarah Hallisey: Karen Carlson. Alby: Kevin Chrysler. Cooper: Michael Pniewski. Tibbs: H (more…)

Wed Jul 31 10:00am
Sanctuary(Season 5, Episode 21) WGNA

A monastery shelters an escaped prisoner (Francesco Quinn) whose only crime is being an illegal alien. Part 1 of two. Father DeMarco: Cesare Danova. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Jamison: Hugh O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.

Wed Jul 31 11:00am
The Law on Trial(Season 5, Episode 22) WGNA

Conclusion. Tibbs, Gillespie and Father DeMarco are charged with obstruction of justice after they try to help Ramon escape. Carlos: Julio Vivas. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.

Wed Jul 31 12:00pm
A Frenzied Affair(Season 6, Episode 4) WGNA

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.

Thu Aug 1 10:00am
A Small War(Season 6, Episode 1) WGNA

The Sparta police deal with a gang-related shooting, but a witness doesn't tell all he knows. Part 1 of two. Laura Johnson, Denise Nicholas, Trent Bross, Troy Hogan, Alan Autry, Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins.

Thu Aug 1 11:00am
A Small War(Season 6, Episode 2) WGNA

Conclusion. Gillespie fears for Harriet's safety after Eugene IDs one of the killers. Keller: Laura Johnson. Laurants: Calvin Levels. Deke: Art Merrill.

Thu Aug 1 12:00pm
Discovery(Season 6, Episode 5) WGNA

Conclusion. Megan (A.J. Langer) attaches herself to a new boyfriend (Charles Grant), who robs and shoots a friend of the Chief. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Wendell: Alfred Wiggins. Dr. Atwill: Allan Arbus. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.

Fri Aug 2 10:00am
Random's Child(Season 6, Episode 6) WGNA

The Chief's daughter wants to settle her late mother's estate, claimed by the mother's boyfriend. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Etta: Tonea Stewart. Harriet: Denise Nicholas. Smett: Steven Raulerson. Marcus: Thom Gossom.

Fri Aug 2 11:00am
An Occupational Hazard(Season 6, Episode 7) WGNA

A man tries to disguise his wife's retaliation against her harassing boss. Rose: Deborah Hobart. Tom: Michael Spound. Stan: Nick Searcy. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.

Fri Aug 2 12:00pm
Last Rites(Season 6, Episode 8) WGNA

Physician-assisted suicide is suspected of the doctor (Earl Holliman) caring for Tibbs' aunt (Fran Bennett). Tyrell: Michael Burgess. Etta: Tonea Stewart. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Dr. Day: Jen Harper. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson.

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