Full List of In the Heat of the Night Episodes

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Below is a complete In the Heat of the Night episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual In the Heat of the Night episodes are listed along with the In the Heat of the Night episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. In the Heat of the Night episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Items featured on this list include everything from “Conspiracy of One” to “Road Kill.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the In the Heat of the Night episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.
Family Secret Dec 06 1988
A family secret is a secret kept within a family. Most families have secrets, but the kind and importance vary. Family secrets can be shared by the whole family, by some family members or kept ...more
The Rabbi Feb 09 1994
A Rabbi returns to Sparta after many years.Racists vandalize his synagogue and soon after their Torah is stolen.Forbes investigates but the Rabbi refuses to trust Bill because of his inaction ...more
Don't Look Back
Blind Spot
Conspiracy of One Feb 02 1994
Virgil accepts a position at a prominent law firm.But as a former police officer he feels conflicting emotions when he realizes that one of their clients is guilty of murder.
Who Was Geli Bendl ? Dec 09 1994
A famous Italian actress returns to Sparta to take care of some unfinished business and rescue her younger sister from a life of drugs and poverty.
May 03 1988
The Sparta police search for a killer and his girlfriend.But the case becomes personal when they take Althea and the grandson of one of the victims hostage.
A Necessary Evil Apr 12 1988
In this humorous episode Virgil and the Chief arrest a man for bigamy.It soon becomes a polygamy case after an endless parade of wives come to visit their husband.
Pilot (1) Mar 06 1988
Virgil Tibbs returns to Sparta and joins the police force as chief of detectives.His arrival is met with resistance from police chief Bill Gillespie - who resents having an officer hired without ...more
Blind Spot (1) Mar 29 1988
Virgil refuses to let go of a grudge against a wealthy former classmate who cheated him out of a scholarship.The man has promised city leaders that he will move his business to Sparta,but not ...more
Blind Spot (2) Apr 05 1988
An angry Gillespie seeks answers when an old friend is shot.And Virgil narrowly escapes death after trying to ascertain the real reason behind an old adversary's return to Sparta.Nan finds ...more
Road Kill Mar 06 1988
The investigation into the brutal murders of a young girl and the suspect in her death, leads Tibbs and Gillespie to the son of one of Sparta's wealthiest and most influential citizens.As they ...more
Fate Mar 15 1988
The affair between the husband of a wealthy woman and her distant cousin leads to her murder. Virgil immediately suspects the pair.But he has a difficult time persuading Gillespie, who is a long ...more
A.k.a. Kelly Kay May 02 1989
With the Chief in Quantico Bubba and Virgil try to catch a serial arsonist.Things get complicated after a man dies in one of the fires.And Councilwoman White stirs things up by appointing Tom ...more
Country Mouse, City Mouse Mar 21 1989
A vivacious socialites return to Sparta delights her ailing father and childhood friend Virgil, but her sister is less than thrilled at her homecoming.After their father is poisoned the jealous ...more
Gunshots Mar 14 1989
The investigation of a possible assault brings back nightmarish and confusing childhood memories for Virgil.
Ladybug, Ladybug May 02 1989
These Things Take Time May 09 1989
It seems that a serial killer has been burying his victims in a wooded area owned by a wealthy hermit that Virgil refers to as ""Sparta's Howard Hughes"". Suspicion ...more
The Creek Mar 14 1989
The Hammer and the Glove Feb 14 1988
The past comes back to haunt JoAnn in the form of an escaped convict.
The Pig Woman of Sparta
Missing May 16 1989
Prisoners Feb 21 1989
A teenage mother from an impoverished family is arrested for murder after her infant is found dead, but Virgil believes there is more to the case than meets the eye.Meanwhile Althea believes the ...more