In The Heat Of The Night was set in the fictional town of Sparta, Mississippi, and followed the professional and personal lives of it's police officers. The series starred Carroll O'Connor who was also the Exec.Producer and writer of many episodes. The series dealt with a variety of issues in long run including: racism, drug abuse, rape, murder, incest, government corruption and drunk driving.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Grow Old Along with Me Aired: May. 16, 1995
Ex-cop Tom Harwood's happiness with his new bride is threatened by an old flame who sees an opportunity for blackmail.
- Chief William O. 'Bill' Gill…
- Chief of Detectives Virgil T…
- Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner
- Althea Tibbs
- Officer Parker Williams
Series Fun Facts
- The population of Sparta is 11,700.
- After the series ended, the house which served as Virgil Tibbs' home became a real estate agency. It has now sat abandoned and for sale for years.
- During the period when Howard E. Rollins Jr. was in rehab, Virgil was said to be in New Orleans working with the F.B.I.. Also, when 'Carroll OConnor was recovering from heart surgery, his…
[show]During the period when Howard E. Rollins Jr. was in rehab, Virgil was said to be in New Orleans working with the F.B.I.. Also, when 'Carroll OConnor was recovering from heart surgery, his absence was explained by having him attend a police convention.