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80'S BARGAINS OF THE DAY


TELEVISION
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FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES
FRIDAY THE 13th THE SERIES
G.I. JOE (CARTOON)
GIMME A BREAK
GOLDEN GIRLS, THE
GREATEST AMERICAN HERO
GROWING PAINS
HARDCASTLE & McCORMICK
HAPPY DAYS
HART TO HART
HEAD OF THE CLASS
HEE HAW
HE-MAN (CARTOON)
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN
HILL STREET BLUES
HOGAN FAMILY, THE
HOTEL
HOUSE CALLS
HUNTER
INCREDIBLE HULK, THE
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
JAKE AND THE FATMAN
JEFFERSONS, THE
JETSONS, THE (CARTOON)
JOANIE LOVES CHACHI
KATE AND ALLIE
KNIGHT RIDER




In the Heat of the Night - 80's Television


 

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
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In the Heat of the Night was a crime drama that ran from 1988 to 1992 on NBC, and then on CBS until 1994.  It was actually a spin-off from a 1960's novel-adapted movie by the same name.   In 1994, a number of made-for-TV movies of the show were released.  The main characters of the show included Bill Gillespie (Carroll O’Connor), Virgil Tibbs (Howard Rollins), Bubba Skinner (Alan Autry), Althea Tibbs (Anne-Marie Johnson), Parker Williams (David Hart), and Hugh O’Connor (Lonnie Jamison). 

In this show, Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Rollins) returns home to Sparta, Mississippi, where he is offered the job of chief detective by Gillespie (Carroll O’Connor).  It was Gillespie’s intention to try and smooth over the racist overtones of his mostly white precinct with the new, skilled detective.  The duo of Tibbs and Gillespie, with the contrasting and complimentary personalities, proves to be an efficacious combination in the fight against crime.  By the end of the series, Tibbs had become a lawyer, and Gillespie became County Sheriff after being replaced by Chief Hampton Forbes (Carl Weathers).  The new relationship between Forbes and Gillespie also proved to be very effective.   

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