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In the Heat of the Night (1988 - 1995)

In the Heat of the Night (1988 - 1995)

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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 chief's chair), the series had a hearty run, premiering on NBC in 1988 before moving to CBS in 1992 for its last two seasons.

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1994, CBS, 8 episodes

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1993, CBS, 24 episodes

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1992, CBS, 22 episodes

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1991, CBS, 22 episodes

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1990, CBS, 22 episodes

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1989, CBS, 22 episodes

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1988, CBS, 22 episodes

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1988, CBS, 6 episodes

Cast

Carroll O'Connor
as Chief/Sheriff Bill Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr.
as Chief of Det. Virgil Tibbs
Anne-Marie Johnson
as Althea Tibbs
Alan Autry
as Sgt./Capt. Bubba Skinner
David Hart
as Dep./Sgt. Parker Williams
Hugh O'Connor
as Dep./Lt. Lonnie Johnson
Dennis Lipscomb
as Mayor Findlay
Lois Nettleton
as Joann St. John
Randall Franks
as Off. Randy Goode
Geoffrey Thorne
as Dep./Sgt. Willson Sweet
Denise Nicholas
as Harriet DeLong
Crystal Fox
as Sgt. LuAnn Corbin
Dan Biggers
as Dr. Robb
Joe Don Baker
as Chief Tom Dugan
Carl Weathers
as Chief Hampton Forbes
Karen Carlson
as Sheila Meredith
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as DA Darnelle
Tonea Stewart
as Mrs. Gray
Jen Harper
as Samantha
Wallace Merck
as Earle Colmer Sr.
Stuart Culpepper
as Reed Nicholson
Bob Penny
as Alvin Epp
Sydne Rome
as Geli Bendl
Corbin Bernsen
as Frank Cole
George C. Scott
as Judge Barton Walker
Ron Culbreth
as Sheriff McComb
Edith Ivey
as Dr. Perry
Scott Higgs
as Calhoun
Christine Elise
as Lana Farren
John Calvin
as Kerry Madigan
Josh Lucas
as Todd Walker
Constance McCashin
as Wealthy Woman
Richard T. Jones
as Donald Muir
Burgess Meredith
as Judge Cully
Michael Mattison
as Buddy Yunger
Mark W. Johnson
as Off. Everett
Tim Ware
as Dan Williams
Michael Spound
as Steve Vincent
Trent Bross
as Curt Breynard
Fran Bennett
as Aunt Ruta
Angela Mills
as Felicia Clark
Arienne Battiste
as Laura Burrows
Janice Nelson
as Aunt Barbarella
Robert C. Treveiler
as Robert Stone
Barry Scott
as Nathan Baxter
Deborah Hobart
as Colleen Craven
Maureen Dowdell
as Tracy Boggs
Lonnie R. Smith
as Wade Britten
Tony Higgins
as Andy White
Rusty Schwimmer
as Betty Simms
Sonny Shroyer
as Emory Tanner
Steve Coulter
as William Jackson
Janet MacLachlan
as Nedda Losey
Bill Coates
as Mac Rogers
Joy Farmer
as Clarice Finch
Margo Moorer
as Doreen Jessup
Ken Strong
as Roy Chandler
Jerry Campbell
as Tom Retson
Bill Crabb
as Bartender
Bob Banks
as Burrows
Maceo Walker
as Atticus Paul
Michael Genevie
as Ron DuBois
Ric Reitz
as Sidney Wallace
Tim Black
as Tucker Carnes
George D. Wallace
as Tommy Ammons
Linda Cook
as Mary Walker
Wayne Brady
as Henry Ulmer
Courtney Gains
as Coley Hiffern
Gary Anthony Williams
as Ramsey Morgan
Steve Boles
as Dan Loomis
Allan Arbus
as Dr. Atwill
John Lawhorn
as Effrem Tally
Laura Whyte
as Judge Whitley
Judson Vaughn
as Buford Fowler
Gwynyth Walsh
as Lula Finch
Brett Rice
as Manager
Johnny Popwell Sr.
as Melvin Springer
Joe Dorsey
as Jenkins
Mert Hatfield
as Cyrus Chambers
Tammy Townsend
as Chelsea Clark
Bill Cross
as John Ryan
Fred Covington
as Red Cahill
Andy Stahl
as Roger Selworth
Al Wiggins
as Wendell Munn
Jason Wingreen
as Georgie Sparkman
John Eddins
as Nap Breem
Lindy Wood
as Pam Larsen
Michael Beck
as Sonny Roper
Kerry Maher
as Carl Naylor
John Aaron Bennett
as Billy Ray Caton
Ramon Bieri
as Cal Sims
Taurean Blacque
as Victor Dufoxe
Willie Gault
as Troy Day
Alex Datcher
as Angela Dolphy
Jerry Stiller
as Rabbi Hillel Feldman
Marc Macaulay
as Donnelly
Iman
as Marie
John Byner
as Tom Harward
Marianne Fraulo
as Clara Piera
Clifton Powell
as Henry Cowan
Mary Ann Hagan
as Shelly Ridley
Kim Hamilton
as Mrs. Johnson
Jessica Phelps
as Lil Allwood
Dan Beene
as Gentry
Punky Leonard
as Susan Riker
Chris Jenkins
as Arthur Powell
Dennis Neal
as Collins
Dave Ducey
as Harley Eaton
Michael H. Moss
as Bartender
Teri Austin
as Alice Tanner
Gregg Henry
as George Deschamps
David Healy
as Arb Gentry
Shannon Eubanks
as Rebecca Ballard
AJ Langer
as Megan Fowler
Jim Grimshaw
as Phil Allwood
Stacy Keach
as Wade Hatton
Shannon Wilcox
as Libby Deschamps
Nana Visitor
as Evie Summers
Mary Crosby
as J.D. Sinclaire
Caryn West
as Lauren
Katy Boyer
as Cassie Chapin
Martha Byrne
as Lizbeth Hagen
Art Evans
as Li'l Calvin
Jeff Lewis
as Taylor
Richard Grove
as Bobby Foster
Nathan Adler
as Lester Meacham
Paul Landry
as Eddy Burnham
John Davis Chandler
as Barton Stone
Georgia Allen
as Lucinda Brooks
Andrew Prine
as Richard Pooley
David Olsen
as Skip Jensen
Frances Fisher
as Kate Morell
John Diehl
as John Sevrance
Bill Gribble
as Tom Wormlee
Pierre Perea
as Prosper Hoag
Wynn Hollingsworth
as Jeff Dillard
Stella Stevens
as Georgia Farren
Christine Healy
as Susan Lawrence
Janelle McLeod
as Nadine Tucker
Joe Inscoe
as Capt. Pruitt
Romanda Shaver
as Chrissy Rice
Marj Dusay
as Irene Chambers
Adair Simon
as Emily Trundel
Linda Gehringer
as Serena Grimes
Mark Lenard
as Horace Sloan
Ginny Parker
as Vera Gilliam
Janice Taylor
as Abby Booker
Gail O'Grady
as Pauline
Paul Benjamin
as George Brownlow
Belinda Montgomery
as Nora Womack
Pamela Gorman
as Mrs. White
Shirley Stoler
as Adah Boone
James Sutorius
as Mr. Kroller
Whitman Mayo
as Winston
Diane Ladd
as Maybelle
Neva Patterson
as Dr. Morris
Tony Kelso
as Mauren
Frank Hoyt Taylor
as Henry Baldwin
Leo Geter
as Evan Winslow
Jon De Vries
as Ed Rowen
Randy Hall
as Al Bosworth
Stacy Ray
as Linda Ainslee
Romy Walthal
as Kathleen
Peter Van Norden
as D'Agostino
Andrew Porter
as Ed Lynch
Jason Presson
as Jimmy Miller
Lee Freeman
as Eleanor Brooks
Jennifer Nash
as Rebecca Lewis
Tommy "Tiny" Lister
as T.K. Hendricks
Ric Andosca
as Eli Chambers
Charles Lawlor
as Brent Lunay
Cesare Danova
as Father DeMarco
Robert O'Reilly
as Carl DeLissa
Lou Walker
as John Reeve
Stephen Lee
as Gilmore
Christopher Templeton
as Christine Tate
Muriel Moore
as Bernice
Michael Horton
as Jody Ware
Tom Key
as Luft
Brian Lando
as Jimmy Dillard
Jillian Boyd
as Shelly Hughes
Earl Billings
as Capt. Porter
Russ Blackwell
as Bert Fowler
Tom Turbiville Jr.
as Rene Balcer
William Flatley
as Det. Wadlec
Rebecca Williams
as June Simmons
Matthew Posey
as Bernard Stiles
Edward Albert
as Lamar Sloan
Matthew Flint
as Lee Thompson
Robin Strand
as Andy Summers
James Gammon
as Sheriff Monroe
Judith Chapman
as Charlotte Sinclaire
Carrie Snodgress
as Mrs. Krollers
Don Stallings
as Wade Baxley
Debra Nelson
as Karen Brock
Theresa O'Shea
as Mrs. Lawrence
Martha Burgess
as Lacy Loomis
Donna Discoe
as Laura Ulmer
Kathryn Firago
as Rachel Pilgrim
Janell McLeod
as Mrs. Yohay
Rosemary Newcott
as Claudia Retson
Ken Curtis
as Tom McCauley
Billy Gillespie
as Lance Bosworth
Dyana Ortelli
as Carmen Wormlee
Bruce Kirby
as Cassidy
Joseph Lambie
as Elliott Gardner
Jac Royce
as Receptionist
David Dunard
as Cantrell
Ralph Wilcox
as Rev. Kincaid
Juliet Sorcey
as Heather Tanner
Michael Montgomery
as Earle Peterson
Ginny Randall
as Judge Walker
Damon Pooser
as Derrick
Michael Keys Hall
as Phillip Casey
Michael Zelniker
as Paul Borden
Clare Wren
as Rochelle
Shannon Beaty
as Jaycee Morell
Tom Even
as Lester
William Cort
as Jeffries
Ronald McCall
as Leroy Bremer
Gerald Brown
as Dickerson
Mitchell Laurance
as Allen Calloway
Ellen Heard
as Mrs. Sherman
Freddie Hendricks
as Abe Gillins
Tim A. Powell
as Jack Whalen
Bryan Dattilo
as Boyd Gardner
Raymond Forchion
as Wallace Fannoy
Tony Zaar
as Carl DeLissa
Marc Gowan
as Waters
Frank Knapp Jr
as Grant Woodlin
J.A. Preston
as Calvin Peterson
Joan McMurtrey
as Agent Barriman
Frank Rossomanno
as Jake Kanadi
Ryan Marshall
as Kevin Dawson
Jack Mason
as Manager
Tracy L. Roberts
as Gigi Fowler
Nick Savage
as Tony Bressak
Tom Chapman
as J.J. Swift
Sam Bean
as Lyle Ridley
Calvin Levels
as Laurants
Steven Griffith
as Ray Worrell
Gary Crosby
as Mal Talbot
Doug McClure
as Davenport
Pat Perkins
as Miss Elnora
Jill Carroll
as Barbara
Laura White
as Marge Winthrop
Bob Hannah
as R.J. Kincaide
Lane Bradbury
as Myrna Hughes
Jack Betts
as Harris
Charlene Ross
as Ella Murphy
Wesley Addy
as Arvin Allenby
Elizabeth Ashley
as Maybelle Chesboro
Stocker Fontelieu
as Tolliver Morgan
Beth Spanier
as Millie Barnett
Jordan Williams
as V.J. Trundel
Jonathan Proby
as Eric DeLong
Jeff Rose
as Nathan
Bill Ewin
as Doc Borden
Stephen Root
as Raymond Mercer
Dan Chandler
as Earle Rogerson
Carol Sutton
as Ellie Anne
Ernest Dixon
as Tim Sherman
Tony Evans
as Dan Mackey
Marilyn Martyn
as Mimi Kincaide
Suzanne Snyder
as Julie Lofton
Kathie Swenn
as Gail Henderson
Steve Kanaly
as Cowboy Habersham
Byron Cherry
as Charlie
William Schallert
as Carl Tibbetts
Heather Jones
as Mrs. Tolliver
J.C. MacKenzie
as Det. Mara
Debra Duke
as Matilda
Jason Beghe
as Mary Myers
Scott Brian Higgs
as Randy Calhoun
Zach McLemore
as Johnny Reed
Sam Anderson
as Drew Ward
Jacques Courseault
as Richard Maffy
Greg Mullavey
as Hubie Meredith
William Lucking
as George Martin
Jennifer Massey
as Robin Moseley
David Devries
as Purvis Bell
Gil Roper
as Gun-Store Clerk
Darnell Williams
as Bobby Dobbs
Eliott Keener
as L.Q. Hill
James Best
as Bedford
Mark Boone Jr.
as Barney Meecham
Roy Lind
as Del Mueller
Nicholas Cowan
as Eric DeLong
Tom Nowicki
as Ned Conklin
Karen Black
as Carla Ray
Ted Manson
as Farmer
Randal Patrick
as Cleve Rumford
Lisa Pelikan
as Jeanette Marshall
John Vernon
as Dr. Langley Phillips
Amy Hess
as Cindy Jenk
RonReaco Lee
as David Collins
Eddie King
as Cruthers
Eddie King
as Cruthers
Charles Holman
as Counterman
Robert Donner
as Roy Paxton
Kim Waltrip
as Charlotte
Dan Fahey
as Todd Carver
Hunter von Leer
as Philbrick
Suzanne Stewart
as Cora Lucas
Polly W. LePorte
as June McCabe
Christina Chauncey
as Holly Maynard
Graham Jarvis
as Warren Moseley
Sharon Blackwood
as Betsy Mulligan
Dr. Todd Eller
as Jeff Cook
David Hager
as Gus Jenk
Claude Akins
as Ben Sloan
Bill McKinney
as Ash Crowe
Jae'son Courseault
as Tommy Owens
Joe Wilkens
as Dr. Curtis
Robert Anthony Haynes
as Darrell Meecham
Charles Grant
as Davy Ritt
Stephen Young
as Lawrence
Eugene Glasgow
as Earle Colmer Jr.
Ben Murphy
as Tom Dalton
Chris McCarty
as Lucas DeFete
Mindy Rickles
as Rivka Hillel
Mark Rolston
as Kevin Riley
Robert Ginty
as Dr. Vance Talbott
Blanche Baker
as Jenny Sawyer
Chris Lobban
as Bobby Johnson
Randy Martin
as Sharon Phillips
James Wagoner
as Kevin Powell
Terry Hobbs
as Laine Paxton
Tony Mockus Jr.
as Ken Farren
Nate Bynum
as Delivery Man
Steven Raulerson
as Jack Smett
Liam Gannon
as Father D'Alton
Claude Brooks
as Kevin `Cat' Brooks
Jonna Volz
as Becky Darnell
Kevin Page
as Lewis Moseley
David Butler
as Lowell Kessler
Ed Grady
as Jimmy Ray
Charlie Hunter
as Carl Purdy
Tippi Hedren
as Annabelle
Meshach Taylor
as Tyler Corbin
Ken Kercheval
as Judge Lawton Gray
Lisa Rieffel
as Lorie Foster
Stephen Nichols
as Chuck Booker
Chad Allen
as Matt Skinner
Tara Winston
as Amanda Chambers
Kenny Jones
as Skip Coopersmith
Rick Dean
as Waylon Davis
Arlene Golonka
as Sally Nash
Deborah Calloway Duke
as Odessa Robbins
Steve Ayers
as Perry Meacham
Don Stroud
as Ronny Griff
Katherine Cannon
as Faye Darnell
Jefferson Davis
as Wesley Sawyer
Justin Lazard
as Brian Moseley
Jim Peck
as Brother Paul
Gary Yates
as Herbie Marr
Catherine Larson
as Tracy Cole
Saundra D. Franks
as Dahlia Corbin
Victoria Jackson
as Beverly Ross
Laurie Franks
as Miss Reynolds
Bill Henderson
as Bishop Prynn
Marla Gibbs
as Lily Baker
Barbara Howard
as Connie Meacham
Sherilyn Wolter
as Rosalynn Douglass
George DiCenzo
as Ramon Pelez
Jeff McCarthy
as Agent Hayes
Beth Burns
as Patty Bowden
Earl Holliman
as Dr. Lambert
Jeff Portell
as Ned Phelps
Julio Vivas
as Carlos Salazar
Glenn Younger
as Candice Riley
Lenore Kasdorf
as Ardice Talbott
Lois Chiles
as Muriel Gray
Robin Bloodworth
as Raul Woodlin
Peter Fonda
as Marcantony Appfel
Sandra Franks
as Dahlia Corbin
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Mar 15, 1988
Genre: Drama
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