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
- 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.
- After the series ended, the house which served as Virgil Tibbs' home sat empty for a few years, before being divided up and used as office space.
- Even though Virgil was referred to as "Mister Tibbs" or "Detective Tibbs" his official rank on the Sparta police force was captain.