In the Heat of the Night TV Show
TV Series Summary for In the Heat of the Night
Television Show Summary
This 80's TV show was based on the critically acclaimed novel of In The Heat Of The Night, the TV series was based around life in the new South.
TV Show Plot For In the Heat of the Night
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 contained a mixture of drama and folksy humor.
Cast of In the Heat of the Night TV Show
Carrol O'Connor - Chief/Sheriff Bill Gillespie
Trivia for the TV Show In the Heat of the NightSeveral episodes, as well as two In The Heat Of The Night movies, written by Carroll O'Connor were credited under his pen name of Matt Harris.
William "Bill" Champlin of the band Chicago sings the opening theme song for the show.
In 1992, at the beginning of the series' sixth season the show was moved to the CBS television network.
Top 20 Ratings Info for In the Heat of the Night Series1987-88 - 1st Season - Ranked #19
1988-89 - 2nd Season - Ranked #18
1989-90 - 3rd Season - Ranked #19
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show In the Heat of the Night was televised from 03/06/1988 to 05/16/1995, on the NBC network.
In the Heat of the Night TV Show Emmy Awards:
Carroll O'Connor won best Lead Actor, Drama in 1988-89.
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