Genre: Crime Drama
Premise: Carroll O'Connor stars as a small-town police chief (and later a sheriff) in fictional Sparta, Miss. For a small town, Sparta has its share of murder, rape, corruption, racism and drunken driving, so O'Connor's Chief William Gillespie has his hands full. The TV series is based on the novel and film of the same name.
S08, E07 (First Aired: May. 16, 1995)
Gillespie and Forbes link a suspect to a witness of a hit-and-run fatality.
S01, E01 (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1988)
Politics motivates the mayor to have Gillespie and newcomer Tibbs investigate, together, a high-school girl's murder.