In the Heat of the
Night was a crime drama that ran from 1988 to 1994.
It was actually a spin-off from a 1960's movie by the
same name. In this show, Virgil Tibbs returns home
to Mississippi, where he is offered the job of chief
detective in a mostly white precinct. Other
officers included Bill Gillespie as sheriff (Carroll
O'Connor) and Bubba Skinner. A lot of racial
issues were broached in this popular TV series.
Very little exists as far as the show goes.