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Wednesday December 8, 1971
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Prime-time network TV listings for Wednesday December 8, 1971:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Carol Burnett Show Medical Center: Conspiracy Mannix: Catspaw
ABC Bewitched: The Eight-Year Witch The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: A Brave At Natchanoony The Smith Family: Class Of '46 Shirley's World: A Hell Of An Engineer The Man And The City: Pipe Me A Loving Tune
NBC Adam-12: Assassination McMillan And Wife: Death Is A Seven Point Favorite Night Gallery

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Carol Burnett Show [Reg]
Season 5, episode 12

With Andy Griffith, Barbara McNair.
In one skit, Andy is a football coach and Carol is his long-suffering wife.

[ABC 8:00] Bewitched [Reg]: The Eight-Year Witch
Season 8, episode 12
W: Ruth Brooks Flippen   D: Richard Michaels

With Parley Baer (Burkeholder), Samantha Scott (Betty), Roger Lajoie (Waiter), Julie Newmar (Ophelia).
Endora turns a cat into a beautiful woman to prove to Samantha that Darrin is suffering the seven-year itch -- a year late.

[NBC 8:00] Adam-12 [Reg]: Assassination
Season 4, episode 11
W: Michael Donovan   D: Christian Nyby

With Charles Knox Robinson (Mark Donin), Angela Cartwright (Cindy Williams), John Lupton (Ron Taylor), Timothy Brown (Station Attendant).
Malloy and Reed are twice attacked by a sniper, pick up a blood donor at the airport, and prevent a distraught man's suicide.

[ABC 8:30] The Courtship Of Eddie's Father [Reg]: A Brave At Natchanoony
Season 3, episode 12
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bill Bixby

With R.J. O'Hara (Herman's Father), Brett Swanson (Herman), Vic Tayback (Bernie).
While Eddie is at camp, Norman becomes so worried over the youth's adventure that he convinces Tom something is wrong.

[NBC 8:30] McMillan And Wife [Reg]: Death Is A Seven Point Favorite
Season 1, episode 4
W: Robert Lewin, S.L. Bernard, Adam Edwards   D: John Astin

With Don Stroud (Billy Benton), Andrew Duggan (Harlan Royce), John Anderson (Sandy King), Peter Bonerz (George Harvard), Jackie Coogan (Lowball), Larry Pennell (Vic Whelan), Don Ross (Brady).
Members of a pro football team become suspects to a murder when an autographed ball becomes a clue.

[CBS 9:00] Medical Center [Reg]: Conspiracy
Season 3, episode 13
W: Lou Shaw   D: Daniel Petrie

With Suzanne Pleshette (Mary), Leslie Nielsen (Frank), Lee H. Montgomery (Alec).
A woman with lung cancer refuses to postpone her wedding and forbids Dr. Gannon to tell her fiancee.

[ABC 9:00] The Smith Family [Reg]: Class Of '46
Season 2, episode 12
D: Herschel Daugherty

With John Larch, Richard O'Brien (Capt. O'Farrell).
When a classmate of Chad's at the Police Academy is appointed commissioner, he offers Chad the job of his executive assistant.

[ABC 9:30] Shirley's World [Reg]: A Hell Of An Engineer
Season 1, episode 13
D: Ray Austin

With Yasuko Nagazumi (Morico), Burt Kwouk (Shunji).

[CBS 10:00] Mannix [Reg]: Catspaw
Season 5, episode 13
W: Frank Telford   D: Harry Harvey, Jr.

With Woodrow Parfrey (Marty Davis), Vincent Beck (Frankie West), Joseph V. Perry (Eddie Mixus), Armando Silvestre (Sergeant Rivas), Joanna Phillips (Diana Devore), Jean Lebouvier (Mrs. Ellis), Vic Tayback (Stark).
When a private eye hired to investigate a blackmailer is murdered, Joe Mannix enters the case.

[ABC 10:00] The Man And The City [Reg]: Pipe Me A Loving Tune
Season 1, episode 12

With David McCallum, Burgess Meredith, William Schallert (Borden), Jay Varela (Joe Nacora), Fred Sadoff (Ellman), Stanley Bennett Clay (Conductor).
Mayor Alcala tries to help a city hall janitor who suffered brain damage in childhood, but is eyed with suspicion by the man's father.

[NBC 10:00] Night Gallery [Reg]
1.   Cool Air
W: Rod Serling   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Barbara Rush (Agatha Howard), Karl Lukas (Iceman), Larry J. Blake (Crowley), Beatrice Kay (Mrs. Gibbons), Henry Darrow (Dr. Juan Munoz).  
A haunting love story of a young woman and her late father's colleague, a man clinging desperately to life in a refrigerated apartment.

2.   Camera Obscura
W: Rod Serling   D: John Badham

With Ross Martin (Gingold), John Barclay (Sharsted Sr.), Philip Kenneally (Sanderson), Brendan Dillon (Amos Drucker), Milton Parsons (Lamplighter), Arthur Malet (Abel Joyce), Rene Auberjonois (William Sharsted).  
A heartless moneylender gets his just desserts with the help of a client's unusual telescopic device.

3.   Quoth The Raven
W: Jack Laird   D: Jeff Corey

With Marty Allen (Edgar Allan Poe), Mel Blanc (Voice of the Raven).  
Edgar Allan Poe receives some unwanted coaching during a bout with writer's block.

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