In the Heat of the Night

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NBC (ended 1995)

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In the Heat of the Night
8.3
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206 votes
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Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this series provided a hopeful, yet honest look at life in the new South. Set in the fictional Sparta, Mississippi, the show was a marvelous blend of heartfelt drama and folksy humor. It portrayed both the professional and personal pursuits of Sparta P.D's officers. Series star Carroll O'Connor, in a role far removed from Archie Bunker, served as executive producer. Using the pen name Matt Harris, Mr. O'Connor was also the story editor and wrote many of the episodes.
Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

Chief Bill Gillespie

Howard Rollins

Howard Rollins

Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs

Alan Autry

Alan Autry

Captain Bubba Skinner

Lois Nettleton

Lois Nettleton

JoAnn St. John

Anne-Marie Johnson

Anne-Marie Johnson

Althea Tibbs

David Hart

David Hart

Sgt. Parker Williams

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the best yet!!

    10
    So much more than just cops and robbers. Honest and often gut wrenching.
  • Classic cop show with a social edge

    8.5
    This show has some great things to offer. For one you get to see All in the Family's Archie Bunker, or Carrol O'Conner, his real name ,as the chief of police. Just as All in the family, In the heat of the night is not afraid to bring up difficult social issues such as alcoholism, incest or racism, giving it some extra credibility. I features a varied cast of characters all portrayed by a competent cast. Sometimes when you turn on an old show it just feels too old, but when I cranked up the pilot of this one I just wanted more and saw season one in one go. This is good tv.moreless
  • OH NO!!! "HEAT" V!!! DON'T CALL IT "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT"!!! INSTEAD, CALL IT, "IN THE HEAT OF BOREDOM"!!!

    1.6
    This old show has reached the end of the line-Big time! It's long off the air and it's chances of coming back on are extremely slim to none! Why even bother showing it anymore! It's just a boring cop show. That's all it amounts to, really. There's nothing more to say about it!
  • I loved everything about this show,from the cast to the story plots to the writing.This show had it all,what more could you ask for.I wish this show never had ended.

    10
    I loved this show!I loved watching the cast and the charactors that they played. I like how they chosed to film the series on location instead of using some hollywood sound stage or back lot.If i had to choose a favorite charactor,it would have to be "Lonnie Jamison".I had such a huged crush on Hugh O'Connor,it's ashame that he's no longer with us.I loved watching every episode,including the 4 2-hour tv movies that they made. To me, this will always be the best cop show that was ever made,A Real Classic! R.I.P: Carroll & Hugh O'Connor, Howard Rollins,and Lois Nettleton.moreless
  • a group of great cops.

    10
    in the heat of the night is a great cop show. i loved this show because it deals with eveything from drugs rascim, harrisment and absive husbands and rape. its a small town with a white chief of police who in love with a affrian american woman there are still a few rascist people around who are from the south. there is a black dectieve name tibbs. with the local police department they help solve dayly disputes and now and then they solve a murder. i think this show was great and i hope one day soon they bring it back on cable or dvd so the fans can watch it again.moreless
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Drama, Suspense

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Crime, Classics