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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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Prisoners

S02, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 22, 1988)
Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) suspects Sheriff Thompson (Ed Ames), an old friend, may be responsible for a man's death. With Howard Rollins and Geoffrey Thorne.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
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Gunshots

S02, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1989)
Virgil (Howard Rollins) questions his abilities after he fatally shoots a robbery suspect. With Carroll O'Connor.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Country Mouse, City Mouse

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.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Stranger in Town

S02, E09  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1989)
The murder of a young prostitute leads Gillespie and Tibbs (Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins) to different suspects. Guest stars: Eric Pierpoint, Renee Jones.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Tear Down the Walls

S02, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 1989)
Tibbs (Howard Rollins) suspects racism played a part in the mysterious death of a progressive minister (J. Don Ferguson). With Carroll O'Connor.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

A Trip Upstate

S02, E11  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1989)
A condemned man asks Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) to visit him the evening before his execution. With Howard Rollins.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
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AKA Kelly Kay

S02, E12  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1989)
Joann (Lois Nettleton) makes a shocking confession to Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) when her life is endangered by an escaped convict (Kevin Conway).
  • Wed 1/24
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

These Things Take Time

S02, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 1989)
Despite the evidence, Gillespie and Tibbs do not believe a teenage mother was responsible for the death of her abandoned infant.
  • Wed 1/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Intruders

S02, E14  (First Aired: Mar. 7, 1989)
Tibbs' father-in-law creates friction; Gillespie placates a city council angry over attacks on senior citizens.
  • Wed 1/24
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
  • WGNA

The Creek

S02, E15  (First Aired: Mar. 14, 1989)
Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) believes an assault victim (guest star Caryn West) is lying about her attacker. With Howard Rollins.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Sister, Sister

S02, E16  (First Aired: Mar. 21, 1989)
Two feuding sisters become murder suspects when it is discovered that their father died from poisoning, not heart failure.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Walkout

S02, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1989)
An ambitious councilman (O.J. Simpson) won't support black workers who crossed an all-white picket line.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Accused

S02, E18  (First Aired: Apr. 4, 1989)
Bubba (Alan Autry) is accused of the violent rape of a young black woman (Vanessa Bell Calloway). With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.
  • Fri 1/26
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Fifteen Forever

S02, E19  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1989)
Filling in for Gillespie, a retired captain (Joe Don Baker) searches for a drunken driver who killed three teens.
  • Fri 1/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA

Ladybug, Ladybug

S02, E20  (First Aired: May. 2, 1989)
Capt. Dugan (Joe Don Baker) keeps close tabs on Tibbs (Howard Rollins), who is searching for a lethal arsonist.
  • Fri 1/26
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
  • WGNA

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Mar. 6, 1988)
Investigators tackle difficult cases.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
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  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
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  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
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  • Tue 1/30
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
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  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
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  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
  • WGNA
  • Wed 1/31
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 307
  • WGNA
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  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 307
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  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 307
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