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Saturday October 23, 1971
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Prime-time network TV listings for Saturday October 23, 1971:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (R) Funny Face: A Star Is Born On A Stretcher The New Dick Van Dyke Show: A House Is Not A Home, Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Cover Boy Mission: Impossible: The Miracle
ABC Getting Together: Why Do Fools Fall In Love? Movie: Death Takes A Holiday (1971) The Persuaders: The Old, The New, And The Deadly
NBC The Partners: Witness For The Execution The Good Life: The Commodore Cometh Movie: Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [special]
W: Charles M. Schulz   D: Bill Melendez

With Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg.
The Peanuts gang roam the neighborhood collecting their Halloween goodies, while Linus patiently awaits the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:00] Getting Together [Reg]: Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
Season 1, episode 6
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Richard Kinon

With Patric Knowles (Anthony Devon).
Landlady Rita falls in love with a blind date arranged by Bobby and Lionel when Rudy can't take her to the Hairdressers Ball.

[NBC 8:00] The Partners [Reg]: Witness For The Execution
Season 1, episode 6
W: Bruce Howard   D: Joseph Pevney

With Paul Lambert (Landau), Gilbert Green (Grolin), Dick Yarmy (Andy), Pat Delaney (Lisa).
A contract on Crooke's life prompts Capt. Andrews to remove him from duty and assign his partner to guard him.

[CBS 8:30] Funny Face [Reg]: A Star Is Born On A Stretcher
Season 1, episode 6

With Peter Graves (Himself), Richard Stahl (Wellington), Avery Schreiber (Manny).
Sandy auditions at Paramount Studios and lands a bit part in "Mission: Impossible".

[ABC 8:30] Movie: Death Takes A Holiday (1971)
W: Rita Lakin   D: Robert Butler

With Melvyn Douglas, Yvette Mimieux, Monte Markham, Myrna Loy, Bert Convy, Kerwin Mathews, Priscilla Pointer.
Death, in human form, comes to earth to find out why people hang onto life so tenaciously, and after saving a drowning young woman, falls in love with her.

[NBC 8:30] The Good Life [Reg]: The Commodore Cometh
Season 1, episode 6
W: Ron Friedman   D: Larry Hagman

David Wayne plays dual roles as Charles Dutton and Charles Dutton's great uncle, who arrives at the Dutton mansion to fire his nephew from the family business.

[CBS 9:00] The New Dick Van Dyke Show [Reg]: A House Is Not A Home, Yet
Season 1, episode 6
W: Ed Scharlach, Warren S. Murray   D: John Rich

With Hope Silvesteri (Mrs. Purvis), Sheila Page (Bunny O'Hare), Tom Bosley (Mr. O'Hare).
Dick and Jenny make a deposit on a house they've always wanted, then realize they can't afford it unless they sell the house they're living in.

[NBC 9:00] Movie: Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
W: James Bridges   D: Joseph Sargent

With Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert, Leonid Rostoff, Georg Stanford Brown, Marion Ross, Byron Morrow.
Scientist Charles Forbin designs a computer to act as a defensive safeguard for the free world. But when it appears that the Russians have come up with a similar device, Colossus surpasses its intended function and threatens to dominate the world.

[CBS 9:30] The Mary Tyler Moore Show [Reg]: Cover Boy
Season 2, episode 6
W: Treva Silverman   D: Jay Sandrich

With Jack Cassidy (Hal Baxter).
The brother of TV news anchorman Ted Baxter becomes a rival when he visits the station and shows an interest in Mary.

[CBS 10:00] Mission: Impossible [Reg]: The Miracle
Season 6, episode 6
W: Dan Ullman   D: Leonard Horn

With Charles Picerni (Jackson), Joe Don Baker (Frank Kearney), Billy Dee Williams (Hank Benton), Lawrence Montaigne (Steve Johnson), Ron Feinberg (Alvin Taylor), Lee Delano (Milt Anderson), John Gilgreen (Sawyer), Leon Russom (Sam Evans).
In order to put a narcotics dealer and his chief executioner out of business, Barney and Willy perform a fake heart transplant operation on one of the mobsters.

[ABC 10:00] The Persuaders [Reg]: The Old, The New, And The Deadly
Season 1, episode 6
W: Brian Clemens   D: Leslie Norman

With Patrick Troughton (Count Marceau), Anna Gael (Suzy), Frederick Jaeger (Luther), Derren Nesbitt (Groski), Jasmina Hilton (Serena), Gary Cockrell (Frank), Kenneth J. Warren (Verner), Michael Segal (Denton), Juliet Harmer (Prue).
A newspaper photo becomes a death warrant when an ex-Nazi believes Danny Wilde is the owner of a German eagle statuette.

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