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TV Series
    (March 6, 1988-May 16, 1995)
    Aired on NBC (seasons 1-5) and CBS (seasons 6 and 7)
    Premise: Based on the 1967 movie of the same name, a deep south Police department hires an African American detective.
    Carroll O'Connor as Chief Bill Gillespie
    Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs
    Anne-Marie Johnson as Althea Tibbs
    Alan Autry as Cpt. Bubba Skinner
    David Hart as Sgt. Parker Williams
    Lois Nettleton as Joanne St. John
    Hugh O'Connor as Lt. Lonnie Jamison
    Christian LeBlanc as Patrolman Junior Abernathy
    Carl Weathers as Chief Hampton Forbes (1993-94)
    Hugh O'Connor was hired as a way for Carroll O'Connor to keep an eye on him.
    Howard E. Rollins was fired as a result of his many legal problems.
    Although there is a real Sparta, Mississippi, the show was filmed in Covington, Georgia.
    Throughout the run of the show they had to constantly find ways to explain the absence of the main characters due to their drug and health problems.
    Despite the town only having a few hundred people, there were murders or multiple homicides just about every week.
    The episodes were very raw and emotional.
    They featured rape, suicide, drug abuse and incest.
    They attempted to show an honest portrayal of life in the south.
    They showed the real life struggles of African Americans in the Deep South due to the racism they face on a daily basis.

Credit: Tina


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