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1. Introduction.The ThisTV Friday Flick Pick Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Pollcast, Inc., 112 West 34thStreet, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10120 ("Sponsor"). Twenty-five (25) callers each week will win a ThisTV baseball cap (Five (5) per Daily Entry Period). One Grand Prize winner will win $500 cash, in the form of a check or a pre-paid Visa card once per Monthly Entry Period ("Prizes"). All applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and rules apply.


2.Timing. The Sweepstakes begins on July 6, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on September 27, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. ET ("Promotion Period"). Five winners will be selected each weekday, Tuesday through Friday, for all entries received from 8 a.m. on the previous day until 7:59 a.m. on the day of the drawing to win the ThisTV baseball caps. Five winners will be drawn each Monday for all entries received between 8 a.m. on the previous Friday and 7:59 a.m. on the day of the drawing. ("Daily Entry Period").

The Sweepstakes consists of sixty (60) Daily Entry Periods, for which five (5) ThisTV baseball caps will be awarded for each entry period, and three (3) monthly entry periods for which one Grand Prize winner will be selected from all entries each month to win $500 cash, in the form of a check or pre-paid Visa card ("Monthly Entry Period"), as outlined in the chart below:

Monthly Ending Period Start Date
(at 8:00 a.m. ET)
End Date
(at 7:59 a.m. ET)
Approximate Drawing
1 July 6, 2014 August 5, 2014 August 15, 2014
2 August 6, 2014 September 5, 2014 September 15, 2014
3 September 6, 2014 September 27, 2014 October 10, 2014

Sponsor's computer clock that is part of its database tracking system is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

4. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age (or age of majority, whichever is older in their state of residence) or older as of the date of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Pollcast, Inc. ("Sponsor"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ("MGM"), Tribune Broadcasting Company LLC ("Tribune"), and their respective parents, affiliates, companies, officers, directors and agents, and advertising or promotion agencies (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and/or members of their immediate families as such persons are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.

5. How to Enter. During an applicable Daily Entry Period running during the Promotion Period, watch ThisTV for the Friday Flick Pick audience participation segment, which will be promoted throughout each week day or visit to find the valid toll-free phone number through which you can enter the Sweepstakes every day. To enter, call the valid toll-free phone number: 1-855-484-4788 (the "Friday Flick Pick Phone Number") from a touch-tone telephone. All connected calls to the Friday Flick Pick Phone Number during a Daily Entry Period as verified by Sponsor will receive an entry to the Sweepstakes for such Daily Entry Period. Entries will not be carried forward into subsequent Daily Entry Periods. You will receive the entry into the Sweepstakes as soon as your call to the toll-free phone number is picked up. You may be asked to complete a daily survey and review third party offers. You will also be offered one additional bonus entry per Daily Entry Period in the Sweepstakes if you select one or more third partyoffers, as described at the time of your call. Callers may select a third party offer by pressing the "1" key on their telephone keypad while or immediately after listening to a particular offer. When the "1" key is pressed, the bonus entry will be confirmed and the callers will be prompted to confirm that they wish to be connected with the advertiser associated with the selected offer. Callers are not required to purchase any products or services from advertisers in order to receive the bonus entry to the Sweepstakes. Purchasing a third party offer does not increase your chances of winning. Entrants' phone numbers will not be used for commercial purposes, other than for communicating and fulfilling any selected offers. Any use of entrants' phone numbers by advertisers and/or Sweepstakes Entities shall comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act. You can call from a landline or a mobile phone; please note that standard charges levied by phone carriers may apply.

Limit of one (1) entry per telephone number and per person per day, except that entrants shall be offered one (1) additional bonus entry as described above. By participating in The ThisTV Friday Flick Pick Sweepstakes, you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) entry per day during the Promotion Period, except when entrants playing in a Daily Entry Period are offered one (1) additional bonus entry as described above. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same phone number. Multiple entries received from one person or phone number after the first entry received from that person or phone number will be void. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the phone number used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account holder is the natural person assigned a phone number by a phone service provider or the authorized user if the phone number belongs to a business. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder or user.

6. Selection of Potential Winner. Sponsor will randomly select five (5) potential winners from among all eligible entries received on each Daily Entry Period. Limit one (1) prize per person. Each entrant selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each potential winner will be notified by phone, through the phone number that he or she called from to enter, within ten (10) days following the end of the Daily Entry Period. Should an entrant win, he/she must be available at the phone number used to enter the Sweepstakes to receive his/her win notification and instructions on how to claim his/her Prize; Sponsor is not responsible for changes in entrants' phone numbers. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits his/her Prize. Sponsor will notify potential winners on their voice message system if available that Sponsor is attempting to reach them and will provide a return phone number to call. In the event the potential winner cannot be reached and does not respond within the above time period, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place at random from among all eligible remaining entries received for the applicable Daily Entry Period. Only one (1) alternate drawing will be held, after which such Prize will remain un-awarded. Each winner will receive his/her Prize 4-6 weeks by mail after winner verification.

7. Prizes. Five Prizes per Daily Entry Period and One Grand Prize per Monthly Entry Period: Following each Daily Entry Period, five random callers will win a ThisTV baseball cap. Amongst all entries during a Monthly Entry Period, one Grand Prize winner will be selected randomly by Sponsor and be awarded $500 cash, in the form of a check or a pre-paid Visa card ("Prizes" ) as determined by Sponsor. Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another prize of greater or equal monetary value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are solely responsible for any and all applicable fees and taxes associated with Prize receipt and use. The odds of being selected for each Daily Entry Period and Monthly Entry Period depend on the total number of valid callers during each Daily Entry Period and Monthly Entry Period.

8. Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's and the Sweepstakes Entities' use of winner's name, likeness, voice, opinions, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

9. General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, technical failures, pre-emptions/interruptions/cancellation of the Friday Flick Pick promotions or ThisTV digital television network or any factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage Sponsor's or the website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and other Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

10. General Release and Limitations of Liability. By entering, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sweepstakes Entities, and hereby acknowledge that said Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a Prize. Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, employees or independent contractors, (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sweepstakes Entity, or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sweepstakes Entity. The failure of Sweepstakes Entity to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, labor strike, terrorism, act of public enemies, action of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.

The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (1) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network, hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes, receipt, possession or use or misuse of any Prize, or from downloading any material from Sponsor's or any other Sweepstakes Entity’s website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor, any other Sweepstakes Entity or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor's or the website by a hypertext link. If, for any reason, an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the Prizes offered herein. In such event, Sponsor shall only hold a special drawing if potential entrant can prove, from a valid, written phone company record, that a call was made to the ThisTV phone number on the date of claimed entry. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible Prize claims.

11. Disputes. Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any Prizes awarded, shall be governed by the laws of the state of New York, (without regard to the conflict of law provisions thereof) and resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") for final and binding arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules to be held in New York, New York, before a single arbitrator who shall be a retired judge, in accordance with New York Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 7501 et seq. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator's award is based. The parties will share equally in payment of the arbitrator's fees and arbitration expenses and any other costs unique to the arbitration hearing (recognizing that each side bears its own deposition, witness, expert and attorneys’ fees and other expenses to the same extent as if the matter were being heard in court). Neither party shall be entitled or permitted to commence or maintain any action in a court of law with respect to any matter in dispute until such matter shall have been submitted to arbitration as herein provided and then only for the enforcement of the arbitrator's award. Nothing in this paragraph shall affect either party's ability to seek from a court injunctive or equitable relief at any time; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

12. Sweepstakes Errors. The Sweepstakes Entities assume no liability and are not responsible for, and participants hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Sweepstakes; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Sweepstakes; and/or (c) in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

13. Winners List: Winners List requests will only be accepted after each Daily Entry Period end date and no later than September 30, 2014. For the Winners List, send an email with subject line: "The ThisTV Friday Flick Pick Sweepstakes, Winners List Request," to


In the Heat of the Night (1988)  Rated TV-PG

Drama focusing on a small town Mississippi police chief and his new black chief of detectives, who try to work together despite their contrasting styles and backgrounds.

Howard Rollins
Carroll O'Connor
Editor: Buford F. Hayes
Editor: Victor Lackey


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Stranger In Town

Stranger In Town: Chief Gillepsie suspects a new man in town named Clay Calder may be involved in the recent murder of a young prostitute.

Sun. Feb 25th 7:00pm

Tear Down The Walls

Tear Down The Walls: Prejudice and murder result when Virgil and Althea integrate an all white church.

Sun. Feb 25th 8:00pm

A Trip Upstate

A Trip Upstate: Gillepsie struggles with the dilemma over capital punishment as cruel and unusual or appropriate punishment for a crime.

Sun. Feb 25th 9:00pm

Aka Kelly Kay

Aka Kelly Kay: Twelve years ago, Joann convinced two friends to testify against their pimp for the murder of a prostitute. Now, three convicts escape from prison and one of them is out for revenge.

Sun. Feb 25th 10:00pm

These Things Take Time

These Things Take Time: A newborn infant is found dead in the Sparta city dump and more than just the teenage mother is suspect.

Sun. Mar 4th 7:00pm


Intruders: Elderly citizens are being beaten and robbed and the investigation is complicated by Virgil's bad back and his visiting in-laws.

Sun. Mar 4th 8:00pm

The Creek

The Creek: Virgil takes a special interest in a wife beating victim and in the process unlocks part of his past.

Sun. Mar 4th 9:00pm

Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister: Virgil and Gillespie solve a murder case which reveals the true relationship between two sisters.

Sun. Mar 4th 10:00pm


Walkout: When Virgil and Gillespie solve two murders, a violent strike is averted at a Sparta river plant.

Sun. Mar 11th 7:00pm


Accused: Bubba becomes the center of racial controversy in Sparta when he is accused of raping a black woman.

Sun. Mar 11th 8:00pm

Fifteen Forever

Fifteen Forever: The citizens of Sparta are celebrating their high school's victory at the regional basketball tournament game, but the shock of a deadly hit and run accident turns their happiness into a nightmare.

Sun. Mar 11th 9:00pm

Lady Bug, Lady Bug

Lady Bug, Lady Bug: An arson suspect helps Sparta police discover the unlikely criminal who killed her own husband in a house fire.

Sun. Mar 11th 10:00pm

The Pig Woman Of Sparta

The Pig Woman Of Sparta: A strange old woman who raises pigs and then kills them draws police attention in a bizarre murder case.

Sun. Mar 18th 7:00pm


Missing: Virgil unwittingly meddles with a terrorist organization responsible for Gillespie's kidnapping and Dugan's murder.

Sun. Mar 18th 8:00pm


Anniversary: Vigil and Gillespie reunite to uncover a plot to murder a civil rights leader.

Sun. Mar 18th 9:00pm


Rape: Althea is raped, but the police department find it extremely difficult to bring the suspect to justice.

Sun. Mar 18th 10:00pm

Fairest Of Them All

Fairest Of Them All: Sparta police must find out why a young beauty contestant committed suicide in a case involving drugs and extortion.

Sun. Mar 25th 7:00pm

Murder Most Ancient

Murder Most Ancient: A love triangle is the basis of a murder case solved by the Sparta police force.

Sun. Mar 25th 8:00pm

First Girl

First Girl: The first woman police officer on Sparta's force is killed during a case in which Gillespie apprehends a murderer and drug dealer.

Sun. Mar 25th 9:00pm


Crackdown: Gillespie and the Sparta police force are challenged to halt the spread of cocaine among the young people of their town.

Sun. Mar 25th 10:00pm

Time Of The Stranger

Time Of The Stranger: A woman is accused of murder, but Sparta police discover she is guilty of kidnapping her 'daughter'

Sun. Apr 1st 7:00pm


Vengeance: Two men avenge their brother's death at the hands of Bubba.

Sun. Apr 1st 8:00pm

My Name Is Hank

My Name Is Hank: Gillespie helps a Vietnamese boy who is involved in a murder case.

Sun. Apr 1st 9:00pm

King’s Ransom

King’s Ransom: A former prizefighter tries to blackmail the Mafia.

Sun. Apr 1st 10:00pm

Epitaph For A Lady

Epitaph For A Lady: A young boy is the unlikely murderer in a case implicating his grandfather.

Sun. Apr 8th 7:00pm


Triangle: A Sparta businessman shoots his wife and her lover and the police must stop him from killing himself or his children.

Sun. Apr 8th 8:00pm

Hello In There

Hello In There: A citizen of Sparta is set up for theft and suicide and only his young son knows the truth that will vindicate his father's name.

Sun. Apr 8th 9:00pm

December Days

December Days: The Chief believes an old woman's strange story and consequently solves a murder in a nursing home.

Sun. Apr 8th 10:00pm

A Loss Of Innocence

A Loss Of Innocence: Sparta police follow up on a truancy case and discover evidence which incriminates a minor in her father's murder.

Sun. Apr 15th 7:00pm

Bubba’s Baby

Bubba’s Baby: Someone leaves a baby at Bubba's door and when police search for the mother, they uncover a murder.

Sun. Apr 15th 8:00pm

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home Is Where The Heart Is: A minister is murdered during his attempt to rid Sparta of prostitution and his own sins are exposed when police solve the case.

Sun. Apr 15th 9:00pm

An Angry Woman

An Angry Woman: Sparta police solve a murder case involving a family whose children are left orphaned.

Sun. Apr 15th 10:00pm


Indiscretions: After committing theft and murder, an old friend of Althea's escapes to Sparta, but meets a tragic end.

Sun. Apr 22nd 7:00pm

Night Of The Killing

Night Of The Killing: Sparta Police have to solve a difficult case when a white man is murdered in the Bottoms.

Sun. Apr 22nd 8:00pm

Citizen Trundel, Part 1

Citizen Trundel, Part 1: Harriet Delong opposes Gillespie in her attempt to capture the man behind her sister's murder.

Sun. Apr 22nd 9:00pm

Citizen Trundel, Part 2

Citizen Trundel, Part 2: Natalie's murder is avenged when Trundel commits suicide after his deeds are exposed.

Sun. Apr 22nd 10:00pm

Brotherly Love (part 1)

Brotherly Love (part 1): Virgil travels to Philadelphia to clear the name of a friend accused of murder.

Sun. Apr 29th 7:00pm

Brotherly Love (part 2)

Brotherly Love (part 2): Virgil travels to Philadelphia to clear the name of a friend accused of murder.

Sun. Apr 29th 8:00pm

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned: Police solve the murder of a young woman supporting her child through prostitution.

Sun. Apr 29th 9:00pm

Perversions Of Justice

Perversions Of Justice: A teacher is accused of molesting a young pupil.

Sun. Apr 29th 10:00pm

...and Justice For Some

...and Justice For Some: A drug dealer runs over a young boy, but when Feds offer him freedom in exchange for his testimony, Gillespie and the boy's father take justice into their own hands.

Sun. May 6th 7:00pm

Heart Of Gold

Heart Of Gold: Bubba's love for his high school sweetheart is rekindled, but his heart is broken when she is accused of murder.

Sun. May 6th 8:00pm

Quick Fix

Quick Fix: Police find a dead baby and discover the mother is a retarded girl.

Sun. May 6th 9:00pm


Homecoming: A man who has served his time in prison hopes to turn his life around, but is denied the opportunity.

Sun. May 6th 10:00pm

A Problem Too Personal

A Problem Too Personal: Sheriff Gillespie's poignant relationship with a black woman is the backdrop for a story of robbery and murder.

Sun. May 13th 7:00pm

A Final Arrangement

A Final Arrangement: Sweet's friend is suspected of murder.

Sun. May 13th 8:00pm

Family Matters

Family Matters: Tibbs attempts to reunite his family, but must confront a cousin who has been involved in a series of crimes.

Sun. May 13th 9:00pm

Bounty Hunter

Bounty Hunter: An old classmate of Bubba's is wrongly charged with murder.

Sun. May 13th 10:00pm


Blessings: The power of the press and its effect on all members of the Sparta community threatens Chief Gillespie and his police force during the winter holidays.

Sun. May 20th 7:00pm

Shine On Sparta Moon

Shine On Sparta Moon: Gillespie and Tibbs track down a killer who has caused the death of an innocent woman.

Sun. May 20th 8:00pm