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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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A Final Arrangement

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1990)
All signs point to bookstore owner Carl Tibbitts as a suspect in his wife's murder, but Sweet believes in his friend's innocence.
  • Tue 9/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 307
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Family Matters

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1990)
Virgil's cousin is the prime suspect in a robbery-murder, complicating Virgil's attempts to reconcile his aunt with the family.
  • Tue 9/25
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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Bounty Hunter

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1990)
Gillespie must stop a hired bounty hunter who plans to kill a Sparta man wanted for questioning in a Houston murder.
  • Tue 9/25
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 307
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Blessings

S04, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1990)
A local reporter (Judith Robinson) writes an article on an unconsenting Chief Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor), who suspects her motives. With Howard Rollins and Alan Autry.
  • Tue 9/25
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 307
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Shine on Sparta Moon

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1991)
An accident related to moonshine whiskey blinds a high-school football star and kills his girlfriend.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Execution of Trust

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1991)
A psychiatrist protects a patient who confessed to a murder for which an innocent man stands to be executed.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 307
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Child of Promise

S04, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1991)
Virgil's arrest of a young drug pusher has serious side effects for the youth's family, particularly his brother, and for Althea.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 307
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Paper Castles

S04, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1991)
Virgil suspects the promoters of a crooked real estate deal in the murder of his friend, even though their alibi appears to be airtight.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 307
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No Other Road

S04, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 1991)
Lonnie Jamison and Virgil show a despondent Eugene DeLong, whose father is facing the death penalty for murder, that life continues.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 307
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Laid to Waste

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 1991)
A young blind woman reports hearing what she thinks is a murder, but Gillespie and Tibbs cannot find a body.
  • Thu 9/27
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 307
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First Deadly Sin

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1991)
A man prohibits his son from contacting the police after the boy witnesses a rape, fearing it will affect his future.
  • Thu 9/27
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 307
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Just a Country Boy

S04, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1991)
Bubba and an insurance investigator (Debra Sandlund) search Los Angeles for a bail jumper from Sparta.
  • Thu 9/27
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 307
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Unfinished Business

S05, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1991)
While in Los Angeles to testify in an organized-crime case, Bubba tries to protect a boy who is the state's key witness.
  • Thu 9/27
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 307
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A Turning

S04, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1991)
Gillespie and Tibbs track the killers of two drug dealers; Althea worries about the dangers Virgil faces and suggests he change careers.
  • Fri 9/28
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 307
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A Woman Much Admired

S05, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1991)
While investigating the death of the woman he once loved, Gillespie meets his daughter for the first time.
  • Fri 9/28
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 307
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Mar. 6, 1988)
Investigators tackle difficult cases.
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  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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