In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. It was broadcast on NBC from 1988 until 1992, and then on CBS until 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and Carroll O'Connor. TGG Direct released the first season of the series to DVD on August 28, 2012.

TitleIn the Heat of the Night
First Air DateMarch 6th, 1988
Last Air DateMay 16th, 1995
GenresCrime, Drama
NetworkCBS
Production CompaniesMGM Television, Fred Silverman Productions, JADDA Productions, Juanita Bartlett Production
ProducersCarroll O'Connor, Fred Silverman
Number of Seasons8 Seasons
Number of Episodes151 Episodes
Plot Keywordspolice, police chief, racism, police detective
Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
Police Chief Bill Gillespie
Alan Autry
Alan Autry
Howard Rollins
Howard Rollins
Virgil Tibbs
Anne-Marie Johnson
Anne-Marie Johnson
Crystal R. Fox
Crystal R. Fox
Christian LeBlanc
Christian LeBlanc
Lois Nettleton
Lois Nettleton
Tonea Stewart
Tonea Stewart
Wilbur Fitzgerald
Wilbur Fitzgerald