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7/28/15
01:00 PM
"Poor Relations"  Against Gillespie's warnings, Parker's rowdy stepfather returns to Sparta followed by homicidal art thieves; guest Anne Meara.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/28/15
02:00 PM
"Dangerous Engagement"  Harriet and Bill become targets of a crazed gunman on the eve of their wedding; guest William Gannon.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/28/15
03:00 PM
"Road Kill"  Gillespie and Tibbs are at odds when Virgil suspects that the chief's friend is a murderer. Lane Smith and Gail O'Grady guest star.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/29/15
01:00 PM
"Pilot"  Politics motivates the mayor to have Gillespie and newcomer Tibbs investigate, together, a high-school girl's murder.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/29/15
02:00 PM
"Pilot"  Politics motivates the mayor to have Gillespie and newcomer Tibbs investigate, together, a high-school girl's murder.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/29/15
03:00 PM
"Fate"  Tension mounts when a black businessman is rumored to be romancing the married white owner of a newspaper.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/30/15
01:00 PM
"Blind Spot"  A supply of cocaine, a double disappearance and Virgil's reluctance to forget a grudge are somehow linked together.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/30/15
02:00 PM
"Blind Spot"  Virgil narrowly escapes death at the hands of Richie Epson's henchmen, but Gillespie still hasn't garnered enough evidence to prove Epson is a major drug supplier.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
7/30/15
03:00 PM
"A Necessary Evil"  The six wives of an imprisoned polygamist bring him gifts of food, only to become murder suspects when the man dies of poisoning.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
8/2/15
11:00 AM
"Triangle"  A murderer is on the run, and Gillespie does everything he can to prevent him from killing again. With Alan Autry.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
In the Heat of the Night

Premise
Carroll O'Connor stars as a small-town police chief (and later a sheriff) in fictional Sparta, Miss. For a small town, Sparta has its share of murder, rape, corruption, racism and drunken driving, so O'Connor's Chief William Gillespie has his hands full. The TV series is based on the novel and film of the same name.

Current cast
Carroll O'connor as William Gillespie
Howard Rollins as Virgil Tibbs
Anne-marie Johnson as Althea Tibbs
Alan Autry as Bubba Skinner
Denise Nicholas as Harriet DeLong
David Hart as Parker Williams
Hugh O'connor as Lonnie Jamison

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.