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9/1/15
01:00 PM
"An Occupational Hazard"  Althea withholds the truth about a murder from Virgil when a friend confides that she killed her boss during a sexual attack.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/1/15
02:00 PM
"Last Rights"  A doctor who is treating Virgil's terminally ill aunt falls under suspicion when Chief Gillespie investigates a series of mercy killings.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/1/15
03:00 PM
"When the Music Stopped"  A country singer accused of stealing songs accidentally kills his accuser; guest Gary Crosby.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/2/15
01:00 PM
"Flowers From a Lady"  DeLong warns Gillespie about a carjacking victim, a lawyer who has taken a romantic interest in Bubba.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/2/15
02:00 PM
"Private Sessions"  Virgil's investigation into the apparent suicide of a waitress leads him to an old college acquaintance who was the last person to be seen with the victim.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/2/15
03:00 PM
"Judgment Day"  A local judge running for public office frames an ex-con for the murder of his alcoholic wife and kills him, claiming self-defense.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/3/15
01:00 PM
"Falsely Accused"  Sgt. Sweet is accused of soliciting a bribe by two men who created a disturbance outside a private party that ejected them for insulting Harriet.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/3/15
02:00 PM
"A Step Removed"  Parker Williams is placed in a difficult position when his hot-tempered stepfather is arrested for the murder of his former employer.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/3/15
03:00 PM
"Deadly Affection"  Gillespie worries about Harriet's involvement in a landlord dispute case when he learns her client was acquainted with a murder victim.  (Repeat) WGNAMER
9/8/15
01:00 PM
"Legacy"  A businessman gives up land his father willed to a black sharecropper, raising tensions in Sparta. Written by Denise Nicholas.  (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.