In the Heat of the Night

The BEST seasons of In the Heat of the Night

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Based on the critically acclaimed novel and film of the same name, this series provides a hopeful, yet honest look at life in the new South. Set in the fictional Sparta, Mississippi, the show is a blend of heartfelt drama and folksy humor, portraying both the professional and personal pursuits of Sparta P.D's officers. Series star Carroll O'Connor, in a role far removed from Archie Bunker, served as executive producer. Using the pen name Matt Harris, O'Connor was also the story editor and wrote many of the episodes.

Last Updated: 4/20/2022Network: CBS
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Season 1
star
7.80
5 votes

#1 - Season 1

First Aired 3/6/1988

Season 3
star
7.80
5 votes

#2 - Season 3

First Aired 10/24/1989

Season 2
star
7.75
4 votes

#3 - Season 2

First Aired 12/4/1988

Season 4
star
7.50
4 votes

#4 - Season 4

First Aired 9/18/1990

Season 5
star
7.50
4 votes

#5 - Season 5

First Aired 10/1/1991

Season 6
star
7.50
4 votes

#6 - Season 6

First Aired 10/28/1992

Season 7
star
7.50
4 votes

#7 - Season 7

First Aired 9/16/1993

Season 8
star
7.50
4 votes

#8 - Season 8

First Aired 10/21/1994