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
- The building used for exterior shots of the Sparta Police Department was actually the Newton County Library on Monticello Street in Covington, GA. Interior shots of the Sparta PD were shot on…
[show]The building used for exterior shots of the Sparta Police Department was actually the Newton County Library on Monticello Street in Covington, GA. Interior shots of the Sparta PD were shot on a set built on a soundstage in an industrial building a couple blocks over.
- Dan Biggers, who played Dr. Frank Robb on the show, had a great grandfather who was once sheriff of Newton County, GA, the actual county where In The Heat Of The Night was filmed.
- The beautiful, white house Bill Gillespie bought at the start of season 7 was an actual residence in Covington, GA. Since the series ended, it now sits abandoned and in very dilapidated condition.