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In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

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.

Premiere:
Mar 06, 1988
Original Network:
NBC
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Crackdown

S03, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1989)
Sweet (Geoffrey Thorne) defies Chief Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) when he takes a personal interest in saving a 13-year-old crack addict (Dana Barron).
  • Wed 2/22
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Time of the Stranger

S03, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1989)
The death of a stranger has serious repercussions for Parker when the woman he loves is linked to the unfortunate occurrence.
  • Wed 2/22
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Vengeance

S03, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1989)
Bubba (Alan Autry) becomes a target after fatally shooting a former Spartan during an attempted robbery. With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.
  • Wed 2/22
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My Name Is Hank

S03, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1989)
An Amerasian suspected of robbery and murder claims to be the son of a former Sparta cop. With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.
  • Wed 2/22
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King's Ransom

S03, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1990)
A down-and-out former boxer decides to earn his living by blackmailing an organized-crime faction over a murder he once witnessed.
  • Thu 2/23
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Epitaph for a Lady

S03, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1990)
After the wife of a close friend dies because of a doctor's misdiagnosis, Gillespie fights his suspicions when the doctor is murdered.
  • Thu 2/23
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Triangle

S03, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1990)
A murderer (John Diehl) is on the run, and Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) does everything he can to prevent him from killing again. With Alan Autry.
  • Thu 2/23
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Hello in There

S03, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1990)
A councilwoman (Denise Nicholas) tries art therapy on a mute boy who may have witnessed his father's murder.
  • Thu 2/23
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December Days

S03, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1990)
A retired detective (Ken Curtis) assists Gillespie's probe of a murder at a rest home; guest Louise Fletcher.
  • Mon 2/27
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A Loss of Innocence

S03, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1990)
Althea suspects a student has problems at home, then learns one parent is dead, the other is missing.
  • Mon 2/27
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Bubba's Baby

S03, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1990)
Bubba downplays the gossip that he is the father of a baby left on his doorstep; blackmail and murder surface in the search for the baby's parents.
  • Mon 2/27
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Home Is Where the Heart Is

S03, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1990)
When a fundamentalist preacher is found dead, an ironclad alibi prevents Gillespie from pursuing the case against a traveling madam.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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An Angry Woman

S03, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1990)
Althea finds a woman's death especially tragic, and Gillespie investigates whether the woman's ex-husband ran her down.
  • Tue 2/28
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Indiscretions

S03, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1990)
Althea (Anne-Marie Johnson) does not know that a visiting friend (Patrice Chanel) is a fugitive from justice. With Carroll O'Connor.
  • Tue 2/28
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Night of the Killing

S03, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 27, 1990)
Tempers flare over the arrest of a black man (Steve Coulter) suspected of murder. With Howard Rollins and Carroll O'Connor.
  • Tue 2/28
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Lessons Learned

S04, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1990)
Chief Gillespie is shocked by the seemingly uncaring reaction of the father of a murdered teenage prostitute.
  • Tue 2/28
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Citizen Trundel

S03, E21  (First Aired: May. 1, 1990)
Chief Gillespie refuses to point out the obvious suspect in the murder of Councilwoman DeLong's sister.
  • Wed 3/1
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Citizen Trundel

S03, E22  (First Aired: May. 8, 1990)
Councilwoman DeLong ventures outside Sparta to find the powerful figure responsible for her sister's murder.
  • Wed 3/1
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Brotherly Love

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1990)
While in Philadelphia to investigate a former partner's death, Virgil (Howard Rollins) is arrested for the murder of a city cop.
  • Wed 3/1
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Brotherly Love

S04, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1990)
Gillespie travels to Philadelphia to help Tibbs, who has been arrested for a murder he did not commit.
  • Wed 3/1
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Mar. 6, 1988)
Investigators tackle difficult cases.
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