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Friday December 17, 1971
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Prime-time network TV listings for Friday December 17, 1971:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Chicago Teddy Bears: A Horse Of Another Color (R) O'Hara, U.S. Treasury: Operation: Moonshine Movie: Dead Men Tell No Tales (1971)
ABC The Night The Animals Talked (R) The Partridge Family: Don't Bring Your Guns To Town, Santa Room 222: They Love Me, They Love Me Not The Odd Couple: Surprise, Surprise! Love, American Style
NBC The D.A.: The People vs. Whitehead Movie: They Call It Murder (1971)  

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Chicago Teddy Bears [Reg]: A Horse Of Another Color
Season 1, episode 6
W: William Raynor   D: Gary Nelson

With Nehemiah Persoff (Morris), Oscar Beregi Jr. (Sascha).
Knuckles, terrible tyrant of the prohibition-era gangland, demands that Big Nick "fix" a horse race.

(Repeat program, originally aired 10/22/1971)

[ABC 8:00] The Night The Animals Talked [special]
W: Peter Fernandez, Sam Rosen, Jan Hartman   D: Shamus Culhane

Animated musical recreates the night 2,000 years ago when legend has it that the animals first talked.

(Repeat program)

[NBC 8:00] The D.A. [Reg]: The People vs. Whitehead
Season 1, episode 13

With Susan Oliver.
Deputy Ryan dons ranch clothes and works undercover gathering evidence on a councilman seeking bribe money.

[CBS 8:30] O'Hara, U.S. Treasury [Reg]: Operation: Moonshine
Season 1, episode 13
W: Robert I. Holt, James E. Moser   D: Paul Landres

With Kay Stewart (Clara Hansen), Ross Elliott (Dr. Snyder), Sherry Boucher (Ginnie Mae Watkins), Dabbs Greer (Billy Jack), Katie O'Pace (Martha Lizbeth Tidwell), Judith Brown (Ruthie Ann Watkins), Paul Comi (Gus Petroni), Alan Hale Jr. (Agent), Jim B. Smith (Vin Hefferman), Will Geer (Tidwell), Russell Wiggins (Pete Harper).
Agent O'Hara goes after those responsible for lead-contaminated moonshine whiskey that has killed six people in a Southern town.

[ABC 8:30] The Partridge Family [Reg]: Don't Bring Your Guns To Town, Santa
Season 2, episode 13
W: Bernard Slade   D: Richard Kinon

With Dean Jagger (Charlie), Britt Leach (Jess).
Chris and Tracy fantasize a Christmas tale of the Old West, with the family as Miss Belle, Sheriff Swell, the schoolmarm, Little the Kid and Mean Sidney.

[NBC 8:30] Movie: They Call It Murder (1971)
W: Sam Rolfe   D: Walter Grauman

With Jim Hutton, Lloyd Bochner, Jessica Walter, Leslie Nielsen, Jo Ann Pflug, Edward Asner.
The district attorney of a small town investigates a swimming pool murder tied up with gambling, a questionable car crash and a huge insurance claim.

[ABC 9:00] Room 222 [Reg]: They Love Me, They Love Me Not
Season 3, episode 13
W: Albert Ruben   D: Charles R. Rondeau

With Mwako Cumbuka (Fred), Paulene Myers (Mrs. Patterson), Angela Satterwhite, Alfonso Williams, Rhodi Hill, David Crawford, Myron Berry.
Disgusted at the attitute of her regular students, Alice Johnson tutors a ghetto child and has trouble with the girl's older brother.

[CBS 9:30] Movie: Dead Men Tell No Tales (1971)
W: Robert Dozier   D: Walter Grauman

With Christopher George, Judy Carne, Patricia Barry, Richard Anderson, Larry D. Mann.
A travel photographer arrives in Los Angeles for the first time, meets a pretty model and discovers he's being pursued by killers who've mistaken him for someone else.

[ABC 9:30] The Odd Couple [Reg]: Surprise, Surprise!
Season 2, episode 13
W: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum   D: Jerry Paris

With Cindy Henderson (Party Girl), Cindy Eilbacher (Party Girl), Serrina McLendon (Party Girl), Frank Loverde (Harry), David Fresco (Charley), Peter Dawson (Big Al), Hal Smith (Sherman the Clown), Pamelyn Ferdin (Edna Unger).
Oscar upsets Felix's carefully made plans for his daughter's birthday with his poker game.

[ABC 10:00] Love, American Style [Reg]
1.   Love And The House Bachelor
W: Stan Dreben   D: Gary Nelson

With Van Johnson (Don), Sue Ane Langdon (Joyce), Paul Lynde (Stanley), Kathy Kersh (Tina).  
A pair give up having an evening alone because their best friend loves her cooking.

2.   Love And The Particular Girl
W: Bernie Kahn   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Stefanie Powers (Helen), Agnes Moorehead (Mrs. Cooper), Dennis Allen (Morton), Norman Alden (Paul), Dick Van Patten (Jack).  
A mother fears that her daughter will never marry unless she gives up karate.

3.   Love And The Fountain Of Youth
W: Laurence Marks   D: Gary Nelson

With Anne Archer (Louise), Richard Deacon (Charlie), Billy Sands (Joe), Peg Shirley (Harriet), Patti Chandler (Mary), Rick Gates (Fred).  
A middle-aged man tries the mod route to attract a girl half his age.

4.   Love And The Waitress
W: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso   D: Charles R. Rondeau

With Lewis Charles (Charles), Bob Crane, Abby Dalton, Sherry Jackson, Angela Greene (Older Woman).  
A man's ex-wife turns up as a waitress in a place where he's dating an actress.

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