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.
Series Fun Facts
- 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 series there is a photo behind the chief's desk, the photo is a of Rod Steiger in costume as the chief from the movie.
- The population of Sparta is 11,700.