• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 6, 1988
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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Summary: Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this series provided a hopeful, yet honest look at life in the new South. Set in the fictional Sparta, Mississippi, the show was a marvelous blend of heartfelt drama and folksy humor. It portrayed both the professional and personal pursuits of Sparta P.D's officers. Series star Carroll O'Connor, in a role far removed from Archie Bunker, served as executive producer. Using the pen name Matt Harris, Mr. O'Connor was also the story editor and wrote many of the episodes.
Network: NBC
Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Cast Credit
Mark Johnson Officer Luke Everett
Carroll O'Connor Chief Bill Gillespie
Anne-Marie Johnson Althea Tibbs
Alan Autry Captain Bubba Skinner
Lois Nettleton JoAnn St. John
David Hart Sgt. Parker Williams
Hugh O'Connor Lt. Lonnie Jamison
Dee Shaw Sgt. Dee Shepard
Geoffrey Thorne Officer Wilson Sweet
Howard Rollins Chief Of Detectives Virgil Tibbs
Tonea Stewart Aunt Etta Kibbe
Wilbur Fitzgerald D.A. Gerard Darnelle
C.C. Taylor Officer Charlie Peake
Harvey E. Lee Jr. Officer Ken Covey
Randall Franks Officer Randy Goode