In the Heat of the Night

Genre: Crime
Premiere: 1988 - 1995
Network: CBS
Sessons: 8
Full Episodes: 146
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In the Heat of the Night Series
Full Show Summary

In a continuation of the film of the same name, Virgil Tibbs returns home to Sparta, Mississippi from Philedelphia with his wife Althea for the funeral of his mother when he is offered the position of chief of detectives for the town's mostly caucasian police force. At first their is tension between not only Virgil and Chief Bill Gillespie, but also between Virgil and Sgt. (and later Captain) Bubba Skinner. However, not only do they learn to work together, but they all eventually become very close friends against the backdrop of the "New South".
  • Episode Guide
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Date Aired In the Heat of the Night Episodes
Season 1
06 March 1988 Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot (1)
06 March 1988 Season 1, Episode 2: Pilot (2)
15 March 1988 Season 1, Episode 3: Road Kill
22 March 1988 Season 1, Episode 4: Fate
29 March 1988 Season 1, Episode 5: Blind Spot (1)
05 April 1988 Season 1, Episode 6: Blind Spot (2)
12 April 1988 Season 1, Episode 7: A Necessary Evil
03 May 1988 Season 1, Episode 8: ...And Then You Die
Season 2
04 December 1988 Season 2, Episode 1: Don't Look Back (1)
04 December 1988 Season 2, Episode 2: Don't Look Back (2)
06 December 1988 Season 2, Episode 3: Family Secret
13 December 1988 Season 2, Episode 4: The Hammer and the Glove
20 December 1988 Season 2, Episode 5: Prisoners
27 December 1988 Season 2, Episode 6: Hot Nights
03 January 1989 Season 2, Episode 7: Gunshots
10 January 1989 Season 2, Episode 8: Country Mouse, City Mouse
17 January 1989 Season 2, Episode 9: Stranger in Town
31 January 1989 Season 2, Episode 10: Tear Down the Walls
07 February 1989 Season 2, Episode 11: A Trip Upstate
14 February 1988 Season 2, Episode 12: A.k.a. Kelly Kay
21 February 1989 Season 2, Episode 13: These Things Take Time
07 March 1989 Season 2, Episode 14: Intruders
14 March 1989 Season 2, Episode 15: The Creek
21 March 1989 Season 2, Episode 16: Sister,Sister
28 March 1989 Season 2, Episode 17: Walkout
04 April 1989 Season 2, Episode 18: Accused
25 April 1989 Season 2, Episode 19: Fifteen, Forever
02 May 1989 Season 2, Episode 20: Ladybug, Ladybug
09 May 1989 Season 2, Episode 21: The Pig Woman of Sparta
16 May 1989 Season 2, Episode 22: Missing
Season 3
24 October 1989 Season 3, Episode 1: Rape
31 October 1989 Season 3, Episode 2: Fairest of Them All
07 November 1989 Season 3, Episode 3: Murder Most Ancient
14 November 1989 Season 3, Episode 4: First Girl
21 November 1989 Season 3, Episode 5: Crackdown
28 November 1989 Season 3, Episode 6: Anniversary
05 December 1989 Season 3, Episode 7: Time of the Stranger
12 December 1989 Season 3, Episode 8: Vengeance
19 December 1989 Season 3, Episode 9: My Name is Hank
02 January 1990 Season 3, Episode 10: King's Ransom
16 January 1990 Season 3, Episode 11: Epitaph for a Lady
23 January 1990 Season 3, Episode 12: Triangle
30 January 1990 Season 3, Episode 13: Hello in There
13 February 1990 Season 3, Episode 14: December Days
20 February 1990 Season 3, Episode 15: A Loss of Innocence
27 February 1990 Season 3, Episode 16: Bubba's Baby
06 March 1990 Season 3, Episode 17: Home is Where The Heart Is
13 March 1990 Season 3, Episode 18: An Angry Woman
20 March 1990 Season 3, Episode 19: Indiscretions
27 March 1990 Season 3, Episode 20: Night of the Killing
01 May 1990 Season 3, Episode 21: Citizen Trundel (1)
08 May 1990 Season 3, Episode 22: Citizen Trundel (2)
Season 4
18 September 1990 Season 4, Episode 1: Brotherly Love (1)
18 September 1990 Season 4, Episode 2: Brotherly Love (2)
25 September 1990 Season 4, Episode 3: Lessons Learned
02 October 1990 Season 4, Episode 4: Perversions of Justice
23 October 1990 Season 4, Episode 5: And Justice For Some
30 October 1990 Season 4, Episode 6: Hearts of Gold
06 November 1990 Season 4, Episode 7: Quick Fix
13 November 1990 Season 4, Episode 8: Homecoming
20 November 1990 Season 4, Episode 9: A Problem Too Personal
27 November 1990 Season 4, Episode 10: A Final Arrangement
04 December 1990 Season 4, Episode 11: Family Matters
11 December 1990 Season 4, Episode 12: Bounty Hunter
18 December 1990 Season 4, Episode 13: Blessings
08 January 1991 Season 4, Episode 14: Shine on Sparta Moon
15 January 1991 Season 4, Episode 15: Execution of Trust
05 February 1991 Season 4, Episode 16: Child of Promise
12 February 1991 Season 4, Episode 17: Paper Castles
26 March 1991 Season 4, Episode 18: Laid to Waste
26 February 1991 Season 4, Episode 19: First Deadly Sin
19 March 1991 Season 4, Episode 20: Just A Country Boy
26 March 1991 Season 4, Episode 21: No Other Road
30 April 1991 Season 4, Episode 22: A Turning
Season 5
01 October 1991 Season 5, Episode 1: A Woman Much Admired
08 October 1991 Season 5, Episode 2: Baby for Sale
22 October 1991 Season 5, Episode 3: Obsession
29 October 1991 Season 5, Episode 4: Liar's Poker
05 November 1991 Season 5, Episode 5: Ruda's Awakening
12 November 1991 Season 5, Episode 6: Unfinished Business
19 November 1991 Season 5, Episode 7: The More Thing's Change
26 November 1991 Season 5, Episode 8: Sweet, Sweet Blues
03 December 1991 Season 5, Episode 9: Sparta Gold
10 December 1991 Season 5, Episode 10: An Eye for an Eye
17 December 1991 Season 5, Episode 11: The Littlest Victim
07 January 1992 Season 5, Episode 12: The Landlord
14 January 1992 Season 5, Episode 13: Fool for Love
04 February 1992 Season 5, Episode 14: Love, Honor and Obey
11 February 1992 Season 5, Episode 15: Odessa
18 February 1992 Season 5, Episode 16: A Time to Trust
25 February 1992 Season 5, Episode 17: By Means Most Foul
03 March 1992 Season 5, Episode 18: Trundel's Will Be Done
31 March 1992 Season 5, Episode 19: Moseley's Lot
07 April 1992 Season 5, Episode 20: Family Reunion
12 May 1992 Season 5, Episode 21: Sanctuary
19 May 1992 Season 5, Episode 22: The Law on Trial
Season 6
28 October 1992 Season 6, Episode 1: A Small War (1)
04 November 1992 Season 6, Episode 2: A Small War (2)
11 November 1992 Season 6, Episode 3: Brother's Keeper
18 November 1992 Season 6, Episode 4: A Frenzied Affair
18 November 1992 Season 6, Episode 5: Discovery
25 November 1992 Season 6, Episode 6: Random's Child
02 December 1992 Season 6, Episode 7: An Occupational Hazard
09 December 1992 Season 6, Episode 8: Last Rites
16 December 1992 Season 6, Episode 9: When the Music Stopped
06 January 1993 Season 6, Episode 10: Flowers from a Lady
13 January 1993 Season 6, Episode 11: Private Sessions
20 January 1993 Season 6, Episode 12: Judgement Day
03 February 1993 Season 6, Episode 13: Falsely Accused
10 February 1993 Season 6, Episode 14: A Step Removed
17 February 1993 Season 6, Episode 15: A Deadly Affection
03 March 1993 Season 6, Episode 16: The Leftover Man (1)
03 March 1993 Season 6, Episode 17: The Leftover Man (2)
17 March 1993 Season 6, Episode 18: A Dish Best Served Cold
24 March 1993 Season 6, Episode 19: Legacy
28 April 1993 Season 6, Episode 20: Even Nice People
05 May 1993 Season 6, Episode 21: Lake Winahatchie
12 May 1993 Season 6, Episode 22: A Correct Settling
Season 7
16 September 1993 Season 7, Episode 1: Child's Play
18 September 1993 Season 7, Episode 2: Hatton's Turn (1)
18 September 1993 Season 7, Episode 3: Hatton's Turn (2)
23 September 1993 Season 7, Episode 4: A Depraved Heart
30 September 1993 Season 7, Episode 5: Incident at Brewer's Pond
14 October 1993 Season 7, Episode 6: A Love Lost
28 October 1993 Season 7, Episode 7: Singin' the Blues
04 November 1993 Season 7, Episode 8: Virgil Tibbs, Attorney at Law
10 November 1993 Season 7, Episode 9: Every Man's Family
25 October 1993 Season 7, Episode 10: A Baby Called Rocket
09 December 1993 Season 7, Episode 11: Little Girl Lost
16 December 1993 Season 7, Episode 12: Your Own Kind
06 January 1994 Season 7, Episode 13: Good Cop, Bad Cop
12 January 1994 Season 7, Episode 14: Maybelle Returns
19 January 1994 Season 7, Episode 15: The Last Round
26 January 1994 Season 7, Episode 16: Ches and the Grand Lady
02 February 1994 Season 7, Episode 17: Conspiracy of One
09 February 1994 Season 7, Episode 18: The Rabbi
09 March 1994 Season 7, Episode 19: Hard Choices
16 March 1994 Season 7, Episode 20: Time's Long Shadow
30 March 1994 Season 7, Episode 21: Poor Relations
04 May 1994 Season 7, Episode 22: Dangerous Engagement
11 May 1994 Season 7, Episode 23: Give Me Your Life (1)
11 May 1994 Season 7, Episode 24: Give Me Your Life (2)
Season 8
21 October 1994 Season 8, Episode 1: A Matter of Justice
09 December 1994 Season 8, Episode 2: Who Was Geli Bendl ?
17 February 1995 Season 8, Episode 3: By Duty Bound
16 May 1995 Season 8, Episode 4: Grow Old Along with Me