CTVA US Crime - "In The Heat Of The Night"  (MGM-UA/Fred Silverman/NBC)(1988-95) starring Carroll O'Connor

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Crime Series

Carroll O' Connor TV Series:
All In The Family (Norman Lear/CBS)(1971-79) starring Carroll O'Connor
Archie Bunker's Place (Norman Lear/CBS)(1979-83) starring Carroll O'Connor
In The Heat Of The Night (Fred Silverman/NBC) (1988-95) starring Carroll O'Connor
In The Heat Of The Night (1988-95)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Cindy Rumbold,  Randall Franks
,  William Royce
references:
TV Guide /  Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

Video  - Carroll O'Connor - Archive Interview (8pt)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 1) (NBC) (Early 1988)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 2) (NBC) (1988-1989)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 3) (NBC) (1989-1990)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 4) (NBC) (1990-1991)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 5) (NBC) (1991-1992)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 6) (NBC) (1992-1993)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 7) (NBC) (1993-1994)
In The Heat Of The Night (season 8) (NBC) (1994-1995)



 
MGM-UA television /  A Fred Silverman Company
Jadda production (season 1)
Juanita Bartlett production
for NBC (Tuesdays 9:00 PM EST)
Executive Producers Juanita Bartlett and Fred Silverman (season 1)
Executive Producers David Moessinger & Fred Silverman (season 2)
Executive Producers Carroll O'Connor and Fred Silverman (season 3-6)

Developed for television by James Lee Barrett
Executive in charge of production Christopher Seitz

based on the characters in the novel by John Ball
and on the 1967 motion picture of the same name.

US Police series 1988-95 140 episodes x 60 min.
+ 5 episodes x 120 min.
starring
Carroll O'Connor
as Chief/Sheriff William O. "Bill" Gillespie (1988-1994)
Howard Rollins as Chief of Det. Virgil Tibbs (1988-1993)

Alan Autry as Sgt./Capt B.L. "Bubba" Skinner (1988-1994)
Anne-Marie Johnson as Althea Tibbs (1988-1993)
David Hart as Det./Sgt Parker Williams (1988-1994)
Geoffrey Thorne as Det./Sgt Willson Sweet (1988-1993)
Hugh O'Connor as Det./Lt Lonnie Jameson (1988-1994)
Carl Weathers as Chief Hampton Forbes (1993-1994)
(replacing Virgil Tibbs in final season)
Lois Nettleton as JoAnn St.John (1988-1989)
(Manageress of the "Magnolia Cafe")
recurring guest stars and co-stars
Denise Nicholas as Harriet De Long (Council Woman)
(becomes a regular member of the cast from season 6 1992-93)
Joe Don Baker as Tom Dugan (final 4 episodes of season 2 1988-89)

Crystal Fox as Officer(later Sgt) Luann Corbin (1989-1994)
Dee Shaw as Oficer Dee Sheppard (1992-1994)
C.C. Taylor as Officer Peake (seasons 4-6) (1990-1992)

Harvey E. Lee Jr as Officer Ken Covey (1992-1994)
Mark Johnson as Officer Luke Everett (seasons 6-8)(1992-94)
Randall Franks as Officer Randy (1988-1993)

Tonea Stewart as Aunt Etta, Miss Kibby (1992-1994)
Dan Biggers as Dr.Frank Robb (1989-1994)
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald as D.A. Gerard Darnelle (1990-1994)
Thom Gossom, Jr. as Ted Marcus (1992-1993)
Stuart Culpepper as Reed Nicholson (1988-
Fran Bennett as Aunt Ruda Gibson (Virgil Tibb's Aunt)
Karen Carlson

Ron Culbreth as Sheriff McComb (of Union County) (1992-94)
Christian Le Blanc as Deputy Junior Abernathy (1988)(season 1)
Peter Gabb as Deputy Horace Goode (1988)
Dennis Lipscomb as Mayor Findley (1988)(season 1)
Jill Carroll as Barbara Giles (1988-1994)
Jen Harper as Dr. Winona Day (1992-1994)
Barbara Lee-Belmonte as Deputy Christine Surillo (1993-1994)
Wallace Merck as
Saundra Dunson Franks as
Maggie Blye as ? (1988)(season 1)
Afemo Omilami as Jimmy Dawes

Christine Elise as Lana Farren (Gillespie's daughter)
(#5.01, #6.06, #6.20, #6.21, #7.06)

Premise:
Stories of the Police in Sparta, Mississippi.

Location filming-
Hammond, Louisiana, USA (season 1)(Spring 1988)
Covington, Georgia, USA (seasons 2-8)(1988-95)

Directors of  Photography include:
- Peter Salim (season 1,2,3,4)(1988-91)
- Charles Mills (season 5) (1991- )

'In the heat of the night' theme by Quincy Jones
lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
arranged by Chris Page
performed by Bill Champlin

music by Nan Schwartz / Nan Mishkin

casting by Jan Glaser, CSA
Georgia casting by Shay Bentley Griffin
original casting by Nan Dutton, CSA

Carroll O'Connor directed several episodes under the name of Matt Harris
(not to be confused with prominent director Harry Harris who also directed many episodes of the series)

Trivia:
Chief Gillespie's dog - Beauregard
Sparta Police Dogs - Samson and Delilah

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