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.
S02, E07 (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1989)
Virgil (Howard Rollins) questions his abilities after he fatally shoots a robbery suspect. With Carroll O'Connor.
S02, E08 (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1989)
Tibbs' niece and Bubba's nephew witness a crime and try to prove a dangerous parolee is not dead, as believed.