In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night (1988)

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Creator: James Lee Barrett
  • First Air Date: 1988-03-06
  • Last Air Date: 1995-05-16
  • Total Seasons: 8
  • Total Episodes: 146
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: MGM Television
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: CBS
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In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. It was broadcast on NBC from 1988 until 1992, and then on CBS until 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and Carroll O'Connor. TGG Direct released the first season of the series to DVD on August 28, 2012.

  • Keywords: police, police chief, racism, police detective
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    In the Heat of the Night Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1988-03-06
    8 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1988-12-04
    22 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1989-10-24
    22 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1990-09-18
    22 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1991-10-01
    22 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1992-10-28
    22 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1993-09-16
    24 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1994-10-21
    4 Episodes

    In the Heat of the Night Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Pilot (1)60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Pilot (2)60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Road Kill60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Fate60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Blind Spot (1)60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Blind Spot (2)60 min
    Season 1Episode 7A Necessary Evil60 min
    Season 1Episode 8...And Then You Die60 min
    Season 2Episode 1Don't Look Back (1)60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Don't Look Back (2)60 min
    Season 2Episode 3Family Secret60 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Hammer and the Glove60 min
    Season 2Episode 5Prisoners60 min
    Season 2Episode 6Hot Nights60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Gunshots60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Country Mouse, City Mouse60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Stranger in Town60 min
    Season 2Episode 10Tear Down the Walls60 min
    Season 2Episode 11A Trip Upstate60 min
    Season 2Episode 12A.k.a. Kelly Kay60 min
    Season 2Episode 13These Things Take Time60 min
    Season 2Episode 14Intruders60 min
    Season 2Episode 15The Creek60 min
    Season 2Episode 16Sister, Sister60 min
    Season 2Episode 17Walkout60 min
    Season 2Episode 18Accused60 min
    Season 2Episode 19Fifteen, Forever60 min
    Season 2Episode 20Ladybug, Ladybug60 min
    Season 2Episode 21The Pig Woman of Sparta60 min
    Season 2Episode 22Missing60 min
    Season 3Episode 1Rape60 min
    Season 3Episode 2Fairest of Them All60 min
    Season 3Episode 3Murder Most Ancient60 min
    Season 3Episode 4First Girl60 min
    Season 3Episode 5Crackdown60 min
    Season 3Episode 6Anniversary60 min
    Season 3Episode 7Time of the Stranger60 min
    Season 3Episode 8Vengeance60 min
    Season 3Episode 9My Name Is Hank60 min
    Season 3Episode 10King's Ransom60 min
    Season 3Episode 11Epitaph for a Lady60 min
    Season 3Episode 12Triangle60 min
    Season 3Episode 13Hello in There60 min
    Season 3Episode 14December Days60 min
    Season 3Episode 15A Loss of Innocence60 min
    Season 3Episode 16Bubba's Baby60 min
    Season 3Episode 17Home Is Where the Heart Is60 min
    Season 3Episode 18An Angry Woman60 min
    Season 3Episode 19Indiscretions60 min
    Season 3Episode 20Night of the Killing60 min
    Season 3Episode 21Citizen Trundel (1)60 min
    Season 3Episode 22Citizen Trundel (2)60 min
    Season 4Episode 1Brotherly Love (1)60 min
    Season 4Episode 2Brotherly Love (2)60 min
    Season 4Episode 3Lessons Learned60 min
    Season 4Episode 4Perversions of Justice60 min
    Season 4Episode 5And Justice for Some60 min
    Season 4Episode 6Hearts of Gold60 min
    Season 4Episode 7Quick Fix60 min
    Season 4Episode 8Homecoming60 min
    Season 4Episode 9A Problem Too Personal60 min
    Season 4Episode 10A Final Arrangement60 min
    Season 4Episode 11Family Matters60 min
    Season 4Episode 12Bounty Hunter60 min
    Season 4Episode 13Blessings60 min
    Season 4Episode 14Shine on Sparta Moon60 min
    Season 4Episode 15Execution of Trust60 min
    Season 4Episode 16Child of Promise60 min
    Season 4Episode 17Paper Castles60 min
    Season 4Episode 18Laid to Waste60 min
    Season 4Episode 19First Deadly Sin60 min
    Season 4Episode 20Just a Country Boy60 min
    Season 4Episode 21No Other Road60 min
    Season 4Episode 22A Turning60 min
    Season 5Episode 1A Woman Much Admired60 min
    Season 5Episode 2Baby for Sale60 min
    Season 5Episode 3Obsession60 min
    Season 5Episode 4Liar's Poker60 min
    Season 5Episode 5Ruda's Awakening60 min
    Season 5Episode 6Unfinished Business60 min
    Season 5Episode 7The More Things Change60 min
    Season 5Episode 8Sweet, Sweet Blues60 min
    Season 5Episode 9Sparta Gold60 min
    Season 5Episode 10An Eye for an Eye60 min
    Season 5Episode 11The Littlest Victim60 min
    Season 5Episode 12The Landlord60 min
    Season 5Episode 13Fool for Love60 min
    Season 5Episode 14Love, Honor and Obey60 min
    Season 5Episode 15Odessa60 min
    Season 5Episode 16A Time to Trust60 min
    Season 5Episode 17By Means Most Foul60 min
    Season 5Episode 18Trundel's Will Be Done60 min
    Season 5Episode 19Moseley's Lot60 min
    Season 5Episode 20Family Reunion60 min
    Season 5Episode 21Sanctuary60 min
    Season 5Episode 22The Law on Trial60 min
    Season 6Episode 1A Small War (1)60 min
    Season 6Episode 2A Small War (2)60 min
    Season 6Episode 3Brother's Keeper60 min
    Season 6Episode 4A Frenzied Affair60 min
    Season 6Episode 5Discovery60 min
    Season 6Episode 6Random's Child60 min
    Season 6Episode 7An Occupational Hazard60 min
    Season 6Episode 8Last Rights60 min
    Season 6Episode 9When the Music Stopped60 min
    Season 6Episode 10Flowers from a Lady60 min
    Season 6Episode 11Private Sessions60 min
    Season 6Episode 12Judgement Day60 min
    Season 6Episode 13Falsely Accused60 min
    Season 6Episode 14A Step Removed60 min
    Season 6Episode 15A Deadly Affection60 min
    Season 6Episode 16The Leftover Man (1)60 min
    Season 6Episode 17The Leftover Man (2)60 min
    Season 6Episode 18A Dish Best Served Cold60 min
    Season 6Episode 19Legacy60 min
    Season 6Episode 20Even Nice People60 min
    Season 6Episode 21Lake Winahatchie60 min
    Season 6Episode 22A Correct Settling60 min
    Season 7Episode 1Child's Play60 min
    Season 7Episode 2Hatton's Turn (1)60 min
    Season 7Episode 3Hatton's Turn (2)60 min
    Season 7Episode 4A Depraved Heart60 min
    Season 7Episode 5Incident at Brewer's Pond60 min
    Season 7Episode 6A Love Lost60 min
    Season 7Episode 7Singin' the Blues60 min
    Season 7Episode 8Virgil Tibbs, Attorney at Law60 min
    Season 7Episode 9Every Man's Family60 min
    Season 7Episode 10A Baby Called Rocket60 min
    Season 7Episode 11Little Girl Lost60 min
    Season 7Episode 12Your Own Kind60 min
    Season 7Episode 13Good Cop, Bad Cop60 min
    Season 7Episode 14Maybelle Returns60 min
    Season 7Episode 15The Last Round60 min
    Season 7Episode 16Ches and the Grand Lady60 min
    Season 7Episode 17Conspiracy of One60 min
    Season 7Episode 18The Rabbi60 min
    Season 7Episode 19Hard Choices60 min
    Season 7Episode 20Time's Long Shadow60 min
    Season 7Episode 21Poor Relations60 min
    Season 7Episode 22Dangerous Engagement60 min
    Season 7Episode 23Give Me Your Life (1)60 min
    Season 7Episode 24Give Me Your Life (2)60 min
    Season 8Episode 1A Matter of Justice60 min
    Season 8Episode 2Who Was Geli Bendl ?60 min
    Season 8Episode 3By Duty Bound60 min
    Season 8Episode 4Grow Old Along with Me60 min
    • Carroll O'Connor

      as Bill Gillespie
    • Alan Autry

      as Bubba Skinner
    • David Hart

      as Parker Williams
    • Hugh O'Connor

      as Lonnie Jamison
    • Crystal Fox

      as Luann Corbin
    • Denise Nicholas

      as Harriet DeLong
    • Carl Weathers

      as Hampton Forbes
    Production Carroll O'Connor Producer
    Production Fred Silverman Producer