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Thursday September 16, 1971
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Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday September 16, 1971:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Bearcats!: The Devil Wears Armor Movie: Harper (1966)
ABC Alias Smith And Jones: The Day They Hanged Kid Curry Longstreet: The Way Of The Intercepting Fist Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law: Legacy Of Fear
NBC The Flip Wilson Show Nichols: Nichols The Dean Martin Show

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Bearcats! [Reg]: The Devil Wears Armor
Season 1, episode 1
W: Herman Groves   D: Harry Harvey, Jr.

With Kathleen Lloyd (Sister Catalina), John Vernon (Jason Ryker), Paul Koslo (Billy Ray Joiner).
Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole star as a pair of roving soldiers of fortune in 1914 who get about in a Stutz Bearcat car. They offer their services for any difficult or dangerous assignment. In the first episode they are assigned to track down a gang armed with a stolen Army truck which is terrorizing and robbing border towns. The bandits are followed to their desert hideout and a battle ensues between the two adventurers in their car and the bandits in their cannon-armed truck.

[ABC 8:00] Alias Smith And Jones [Reg]: The Day They Hanged Kid Curry
Season 2, episode 1
W: Glen A. Larson   D: Barry Shear

With Slim Pickens (Sheriff Whitaker), Robert Morse (Fred Philpotts), Earl Holliman (Wheat), Walter Brennan (Silky O'Sullivan), Belinda Montgomery (Penelope Roach), Henry Jones (Judge), Dennis Fimple (Kyle), Paul Fix (Tom Hansen), Frank Maxwell (Defense Attorney), Vaughn Taylor (Willis), Amzie Strickland (Miss Buckley).
Western-adventure which debuted last January as a replacement series begins its first full season. Heyes and Curry's hope of winning amnesty for their past crimes is in jeopardy when they discover a youth has been posing as the notorious Kid Curry -- and in that guise he's been convicted of murder.

[NBC 8:00] The Flip Wilson Show [Reg]
Season 2, episode 1

With Ed Sullivan, Lucille Ball, The Osmond Brothers.
The second season opens. Highlight skit features Flip and his guests in a take-off on the "Peanuts" comic strip. Sullivan "sings and dances" to "Strangers in the Night". The Osmonds sing "Just Like A Yo-Yo". In other features, Flip and Miss Ball are in a skit that takes place at a drive-in restaurant, where Geraldine (Hot Pants) Jones replaces a regular carhop. Miss Ball is the front end of Jo-Jo, the dancing horse, while Flip is the complaining tail end.

[CBS 9:00] Movie: Harper (1966)
W: William Goldman   D: Jack Smight

With Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Shelley Winters, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber, Harold Gould.
A tough, footloose private eye is hired on the recommendation of a friend to hunt for a missing millionaire. His search leads him from a small airport to a mansion to several nightclubs.

[ABC 9:00] Longstreet [Reg]: The Way Of The Intercepting Fist
Season 1, episode 1
W: Stirling Silliphant   D: Don McDougall

With Bruce Lee (Li Tsung), Lou Gossett Jr. (Sgt. Cory), John Milford (Jim Bolte), Johnny Haymer (Harv), Brett Pearson (Pete), Del Monroe (Gunman), Bruce Kirby (Truck Driver), Ray Galvin (Jessie), Eugene Peterson (Arvin).
James Franciscus returns to TV in a weekly series as Michael Longstreet, a blind insurance investigator who lost his sight through a bombing that caused his wife's death. His handicap does not preclude his functioning as a top investigator. In the first episode, he is asked by his chief, Duke Paige, to break up a ring of hijackers working the New Orleans docks.

[NBC 9:00] Nichols [Reg]: Nichols
Season 1, episode 1
W: Frank Pierson   D: Frank R. Pierson

With Paul Hampton (Johnson), John Harding (Salter), John Quade (Scully One), Wayne Heffley (Team Leader), Owen Bush (Conductor), Harry Hickox (Commanding Officer).
James Garner stars as a former cavalry officer who is conned into becoming sheriff of an unruly Arizona town in 1914. He doesn't want to be a lawman, hates violence and doesn't carry a gun. In the opening episode, Nichols returns to the town of Nichols (founded by his family) and finds it controlled by a tough and powerful rancher.

[ABC 10:00] Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law [Reg]: Legacy Of Fear
Season 1, episode 1

With Pat Harrington Jr. (Charlie Gianetta), Marian McCargo (Marion Lerman), Glenn Corbett (Jerry Woods), Dane Clark (Ivan Bock), Richard Eastham (Philip Lerman), Darby Hinton (Tom Woods).
Arthur Hill has the title role in a series about an attorney in Santa Barbara; Lee Majors plays his associate. Tonight. Marshall defends a tennis pro who is charged with the attempted murder of a writer working on an expose involving him.

[NBC 10:00] The Dean Martin Show [Reg]
Season 7, episode 1

With Art Carney, Richard Castellano, Petula Clark, Liberace.
Martin begins his seventh season. Weekly regulars include Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, Marian Mercer and the Ding-A-Ling Sisters. Tonight's highlights: Carney and Liberace spoof hot-pants; the cast kids about national budgetary problems and what could happen if brides carried warranties.

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