About the TV Show
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In the Heat of the Night
First Air Date: March 06, 1988
|First Aired on||:||1988|
|Created By||:||James Lee Barrett|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||151 episodes in 8 Seasons|
In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. It was broadcast on NBC from 1988 until 1992, and then on CBS until 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and Carroll O'Connor. TGG Direct released the first season of the series to DVD on August 28, 2012.