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Wednesday February 23, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Wednesday February 23, 1972:


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: Awakening Mannix: To Draw The Lightning
ABC The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: Time For A Change ABC Comedy Hour: The Kopykats The Persuaders: Nuisance Value  
NBC Adam-12: Back-Up One L-20 McCloud: Give My Regrets To Broadway Night Gallery
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[CBS 8:00] The Carol Burnett Show [Reg]
Season 5, episode 20

With Nanette Fabray, Burt Reynolds.
Carol and company spoof TV commercials and a costume movie, "The Lavender Pimpernel", with Reynolds as the swashbuckling hero. Carol and Nanette team up in a production number, "I''ve Been Working on the Railroad". Reynolds sings "As Time Goes By"; Carol, as the librarian, sings a lament to her husband Al, who's doing time upstate.

[ABC 8:00] The Courtship Of Eddie's Father [Reg]: Time For A Change
Season 3, episode 22
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bill Bixby

With Barbara Cason (Irma Handily), Michael Link.
Tom decides Eddie needs more room so he plans to buy a "fixer-upper" house. But when they find a place they begin to wonder if Mrs. Livingston will come with them.

[NBC 8:00] Adam-12 [Reg]: Back-Up One L-20
Season 4, episode 21
W: Stephen J. Cannell   D: James Neilson

With Buddy Lester (Victor Lamson), Paul Gleason (Patrolman Arnold), Edward Faulkner (Sgt. Ed Powers), Walter Burke (Billy Fuller), Chuck Bowman (Sgt. McCall), Angela Greene (Sharon), Fred Stromsoe (Suspect).
Despite Officer Malloy's eyewitness account, four other witnesses claim a police sergeant was driving recklessly when his car struck a pedestrian.

[ABC 8:30] ABC Comedy Hour: The Kopykats
With Raymond Burr.
Regular impressionists include Rich Little, Frank Gorshin, George Kirby, Marilyn Michaels. Burr, as Perry Mason, faces a judge who looks like Dean Martin (Frank), and cross-examines Laugh-In's Gladys (Marilyn). In a music segment, Rich Little plays Johnny Cash, George Kirby is Ray Charles and Fred Travalena is Glen Campbell.

[NBC 8:30] McCloud [Reg]: Give My Regrets To Broadway
Season 2, episode 7
W: Peter Allan Fields   D: Lou Antonio

With Milton Berle (Malcolm Garnett), Barbara Rush (Louise Blanchard), Lane Bradbury (Carol Harrington), Arthur Franz (Officer Harrington), Diana Muldaur (Chris Coughlin), Arthur Malet (Leonard), Regis Cordic (Partridge), Vic Tayback (Thomas).
When a fellow officer, who had taken McCloud's place on duty as a favor, is killed, the marshal wonders if his friend was killed in the line of duty, murdered by mistake or killed deliberately during a fake robbery attempt.

[CBS 9:00] Medical Center [Reg]: Awakening
Season 3, episode 22
W: Robert M. Young   D: Earl Bellamy

With Barbara Rush (Judy MacMurdy), Craig Stevens (Dr. David MacMurdy), Eugene Peterson (Dr. Whittaker), Jack Ging (Ward Field), Jane Dulo (Nurse Murphy).
A doctor who awakens after three years in a coma faces the critical problems of the time lapse, including a wife who blames him for the auto crash which killed their child. He then begins to lose interest in his own recovery.

[ABC 9:30] The Persuaders [Reg]: Nuisance Value
Season 1, episode 20
W: David Rolfe, Tony Barwick   D: Leslie Norman

With David Cargill (Patterson), Viviane Ventura (Lisa), George Murcell (Zorakin), Michael Culver (Kurt), Clive Cazes (Matra), Ricardo Montez (Inspector Santos), Sarah Lawson (Mary), George Roderick (Bodega landlord), Ralph Bates (Michel).
Danny Wilde is accused of kidnapping a wealthy beauty staying at the same hotel as him.

[CBS 10:00] Mannix [Reg]: To Draw The Lightning
Season 5, episode 22
W: Ed Adamson   D: Don McDougall

With Fred Beir (Alan Diedrich), Joan Hotchkis (Irene Gifford), Steve Ihnat (Lt. Larry Gifford), Julie Parrish (Ellen Frazier), Victor Millan (Lt. Mendez), Eddie Firestone (Archie Preston), J. Pat O'Malley (Lou Weldman), Michael Bell (Bob Greer), Charles Picerni (Danny Constantine).
When a police officer kills a man against whom he was known to hold a grudge, the department suspends him despite his insistence that the killing was not planned. He then asks Mannix to investigate, but later insists that Joe withdraw from the case.

[NBC 10:00] Night Gallery [Reg]
1.   You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore
W: Rod Serling   D: Jeff Corey

With Broderick Crawford (Joe Fulton), Lana Wood (Maid), Severn Darden (Dr. Kessler), Henry Jones (Malcolm Hample), Cloris Leachman (Mrs. Fulton).  
A couple of the future becomes upset with their domestic robot and destroys it. When they obtain another one from Robot-Aids, they're warned that the firm cannot tolerate such abuse.

2.   The Sins Of The Fathers
W: Halsted Welles   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Richard Thomas (Ian Evans), Barbara Steele (Widow), Michael Dunn (Servant), John Barclay (4th Mourner), Terence Pushman (3rd Mourner), Alan Napier (2nd Mourner), Cyril Delevanti (1st Mourner), Geraldine Page (Mrs. Evans).  
In a tale of an old Welsh funerary custom, a devastating famine forces a young boy to play the part of a sin-eater at a dead man's wake. His duties: to cleanse the departed of sin by feasting in the presence of his corpse.


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