In the Heat of the Night


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In the Heat of the Night is a television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name. The series debuted as a midseason replacement for the short-lived NBC series J.J. Starbuck, premiering on March 6, 1988. The series ran on the network until May 19, 1992. October 28, 1992 saw In the Heat of the Night premiere its sixth season on CBS, where the series would remain until the series finale to conclude the eighth season aired on May 16, 1995.

Heat starred Carroll O'Connor as William Gillespie and Howard Rollins as Virgil Tibbs. In the premiere episode, Tibbs had traveled to Sparta, Mississippi for his mother's funeral. He was persuaded to remain by the city government, which wanted to make its police department more diverse.

The Executive Producers for the series were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett, and Carroll O'Connor.

William "Bill" Champlin of the band Chicago sings the opening theme song.

The show dealt with a variety of issues. These included racism, drug abuse, rape, murder, incest, government corruption, and drunk driving, among others.

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Carroll O'Connor on producer Fred Silverman meeting with about the series In the Heat of the Night, an idea of MGM executive Lynn Loring
01:23
Fred Silverman on In the Heat of the Night
00:35
On the casting of Howard Rollins (over O.J. Simpson and others) for In the Heat of the Night
01:15
Reza Badiyi on directing In the Heat of the Night
02:59
Carroll O'Connor on his displeasure with the first scripts and initial executive producer of In the Heat of the Night
01:37
Carroll O'Connor on the location change, his displeasure with the first replacement producers, and his heart surgery in the early years of In the Heat of the Night
05:50
Carroll O'Connor on receiving accommodation from the NAACP for casting African-American actors on In the Heat of the Night
01:42
Carroll O'Connor on his favorite episode of In the Heat of the Night, and Rosalynn Carter's response to it's anti-capital punishment message
06:21
Who talked about this show

Reza Badiyi

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Reza Badiyi on directing In the Heat of the Night
02:59

David Gerber

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David Gerber on shepherding In the Heat of the Night starring Carroll O'Connor
07:56
David Gerber on shepherding In the Heat of the Night
01:58

Jeffrey Hayden

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Jeffrey Hayden briefly on directing In the Heat of the Night
01:03

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on directing In the Heat of the Night
01:20

Carroll O'Connor

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Carroll O'Connor on producer Fred Silverman meeting with about the series In the Heat of the Night, an idea of MGM executive Lynn Loring
01:23
On the casting of Howard Rollins (over O.J. Simpson and others) for In the Heat of the Night
01:15
Carroll O'Connor on his displeasure with the first scripts and initial executive producer of In the Heat of the Night
01:37
Carroll O'Connor on the location change, his displeasure with the first replacement producers, and his heart surgery in the early years of In the Heat of the Night
05:50
Carroll O'Connor on receiving accommodation from the NAACP for casting African-American actors on In the Heat of the Night
01:42
Carroll O'Connor on his favorite episode of In the Heat of the Night, and Rosalynn Carter's response to it's anti-capital punishment message
06:21
Carroll O'Connor on his In the Heat of the Night co-stars and guest stars
01:22

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on directing In the Heat of the Night with Carroll O'Connor
03:25

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on In the Heat of the Night
00:35

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