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In the Heat of the Night (1988-1995)



In the Heat of the Night 
 
(1988-1995)

50 minutes

Crime / Drama

Created By John Ball

Cast:

Carroll O'Connor as Chief / Sheriff Bill Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins as Chief Of Detectives Virgil Tibbs
Anne-Marie Johnson as Althea Tibbs
Alan Autry as Sergeant / Captain Bubba Skinner
Hugh O'Connor as Detective / Lieutenant Lonnie Jameson
David Hart as Detective / Sergeant Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne as Detective / Sergeant Willson Sweet
Carl Weathers as Chief Hampton Forbes
Lois Nettleton as Joan St. John
 
In the Heat of the Night aired for a total of eight seasons from March 6th, 1988 to May 16th, 1995, and a run of 146 episodes.  It first aired on NBC from 1988-1992 and then switched to CBS for the remainding seasons from 1992-1995.  It was an American television series based on a 1967 motion picture starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger and a novel of the same name. 

The plot centered around the main stars, William Gillespie and Virgil Tibbs, who traveled to Mississippi to attend Tibb's mothers funeral.  He was asked to remain living there and assist in running the local police department's operations.  The show dealt with various controversial issues such as racism, drug abuse, rape, murder, incest, government corruption and drunk driving, among others.

Episodes :

Season One
 
1.      Pilot (1) 3/6/1988

2.      Pilot (2) 3/6/1988

3.      Road Kill 3/15/1988
 
4.      Fate 3/22/1988

5.      Blind Spot (1) 3/29/1988

6.      Blind Spot (2) 4/5/1988

7.      A Necessary Evil 4/12/1988

8.      ...And Then You Die 5/3/1988
 


Season Two
 
9.      Don't Look Back (1) 12/4/1988

10.     Don't Look Back (2) 12/4/1988

11.     Family Secret 12/6/1988

12.     The Hammer and the Glove 12/13/1988
 
13.     Prisoners 12/20/1988

14.     Hot Nights 12/27/1988

15.     Gunshots 1/3/1989

16.     Country Mouse, City Mouse 1/10/1989

17.     Stranger in Town 1/17/1989

18.     Tear Down the Walls 1/31/1989
 
19.     A Trip Upstate 2/7/1989

20.     A.k.a. Kelly Kay 2/14/1989

21.     These Things Take Time 2/21/1989

22.     Intruders 3/7/1989

23.     The Creek 3/14/1989

24.     Sister,Sister 3/21/1989
 
25.     Walkout 3/28/1989

26.     Accused 4/4/1989

27.     Fifteen, Forever 4/25/1989

28.     Ladybug, Ladybug 5/2/1989

29.     The Pig Woman of Sparta 5/9/1989

30.     Missing 5/16/1989

Season Three
 
31.     Rape 10/24/1989

32.     Fairest of Them All 10/31/1989

33.     Murder Most Ancient 11/7/1989

34.     First Girl 11/14/1989
 
35.     Crackdown 11/21/1989

36.     Anniversary 11/28/1989

37.     Time of the Stranger 12/5/1989

38.     Vengeance 12/12/1989

39.     My Name is Hank 12/19/1989

40.     King's Ransom 1/2/1990
 
41.     Epitaph for a Lady 1/16/1990

42.     Triangle 1/23/1990

43.     Hello in There 1/30/1990

44.     December Days 2/13/1990

45.     A Loss of Innocence 2/20/1990

46.     Bubba's Baby 2/27/1990

47.     Home is Where The Heart Is 3/6/1990

48.     An Angry Woman 3/13/1990

49.     Indiscretions 3/20/1990

50.     Night of the Killing 3/27/1990
 
51.     Citizen Trundel (1) 5/1/1990

52.     Citizen Trundel (2) 5/8/1990

Season Four
 
53.     Brotherly Love (1) 9/18/1990

54.     Brotherly Love (2) 9/18/1990
 
55.     Lessons Learned 9/25/1990

56.     Perversions of Justice 10/2/1990

57.     And Justice For Some 10/23/1990

58.     Hearts of Gold 10/30/1990

59.     Quick Fix 11/6/1990
 
60.     Homecoming 11/13/1990

61.     A Problem Too Personal 11/20/1990

62.     A Final Arrangement 11/27/1990

63.     Family Matters 12/4/1990

64.     Bounty Hunter 12/11/1990
 
65.     Blessings 12/18/1990

66.     Shine on Sparta Moon 1/8/1991

67.     Execution of Trust 1/15/1991

68.     Child of Promise 2/5/1991

69.     Paper Castles 2/12/1991

70.     Laid to Waste 2/26/1991

71.     First Deadly Sin 2/26/1991

72.     Just A Country Boy 3/19/1991

73.     No Other Road 3/26/1991

74.     A Turning 4/30/1991


Season Five
 
75.     A Woman Much Admired 10/1/1991

76.     Baby for Sale 10/8/1991

77.     Obsession 10/22/1991

78.     Liar's Poker 10/29/1991
 
79.     Ruda's Awakening 11/5/1991

80.     Unfinished Business 11/12/1991

81.     The More Thing's Change 11/19/1991

82.     Sweet, Sweet Blues 11/26/1991

83.     Sparta Gold 12/3/1991
 
84.     An Eye for an Eye 12/10/1991

85.     The Littlest Victim 12/17/1991

86.     The Landlord 1/7/1992

87.     Fool for Love 1/14/1992

88.     Love, Honor and Obey 2/4/1992
 
89.     Odessa 2/11/1992

90.     A Time to Trust 2/18/1992

91.     By Means Most Foul 2/25/1992

92.     Trundel's Will Be Done 3/3/1992

93.     Moseley's Lot 3/31/1992
 
94.     Family Reunion 4/7/1992

95.     Sanctuary 5/12/1992

96.     The Law on Trial 5/19/1992 

Season Six
 
97.     A Small War (1) 10/28/1992
 
98.     A Small War (2) 11/4/1992

99.     Brother's Keeper 11/11/1992

100.    A Frenzied Affair 11/18/1992

101.    Discovery 11/18/1992

102.    Random's Child 11/25/1992
 
103.    An Occupational Hazard 12/2/1992

104.    Last Rites 12/9/1992

105.    When the Music Stopped 12/16/1992

106.    Flowers from a Lady 1/6/1993

107.    Private Sessions 1/13/1993
 
108.    Judgement Day 1/20/1993

109.    Falsely Accused 2/3/1993

110.    A Step Removed 2/10/1993

111.    A Deadly Affection 2/17/1993

112.    The Leftover Man (1) 3/3/1993
 
113.    The Leftover Man (2) 3/3/1993

114.    A Dish Best Served Cold 3/17/1993

115.    Legacy 3/24/1993

116.    Even Nice People 4/28/1993

117.    Lake Winahatchie 5/5/1993
 
118.    A Correct Settling 5/12/1993

Season Seven
 
119.    Child's Play 9/16/1993

120.    Hatton's Turn (1) 9/18/1993

121.    Hatton's Turn (2) 9/18/1993
 
122.    A Depraved Heart 9/23/1993

123.    Incident at Brewer's Pond 9/30/1993

124.    A Love Lost 10/14/1993

125.    Singin' the Blues 10/28/1993

126.    Virgil Tibbs, Attorney at Law 11/4/1993
 
127.    Every Man's Family 11/10/1993

128.    A Baby Called Rocket 11/25/1993

129.    Little Girl Lost 12/9/1993

130.    Your Own Kind 12/16/1993

131.    Good Cop, Bad Cop 1/6/1994
 
132.    Maybelle Returns 1/12/1994

133.    The Last Round 1/19/1994

134.    Ches and the Grand Lady 1/26/1994

135.    Conspiracy of One 2/2/1994

136.    The Rabbi 2/9/1994
 
137.    Hard Choices 3/9/1994

138.    Time's Long Shadow 3/16/1994

139.    Poor Relations 3/30/1994

140.    Dangerous Engagement 5/4/1994

141.    Give Me Your Life (1) 5/11/1994
 
142.    Give Me Your Life (2) 5/11/1994

Season Eight
 
143.    A Matter of Justice 10/21/1994

144.    Who Was Geli Bendl? 12/9/1994

145.    By Duty Bound 2/17/1995
 
146.    Grow Old Along with Me 5/16/1995


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