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In the Heat of the Night 1988

  • Ended
  • CBS
  • 1988-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 4 days, 21 hours, 47 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Crime

Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this series provided a hopeful, yet honest look at life in the new South. Set in the fictional Sparta, Mississippi, the show was a marvelous blend of heartfelt drama and folksy humor. It portrayed both the professional and personal pursuits of Sparta P.D's officers. Series star Carroll O'Connor, in a role far removed from Archie Bunker, served as executive producer. Using the pen name Matt Harris, Mr. O'Connor was also the story editor and wrote many of the episodes.


8 seasons

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