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Wednesday March 22, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Wednesday March 22, 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: The Corrupted (R) Mannix: Dark So Early, Dark So Long (R)
ABC The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: My Son, The Artist (R) ABC Comedy Hour: The Kopykats The Persuaders: Greensleeves (R)  
NBC Adam-12: The Grandmothers (R) Hallmark Hall Of Fame: Harvey Night Gallery (R)
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[CBS 8:00] The Carol Burnett Show [Reg]
Season 5, episode 23

With Paul Lynde, Karen Black, Michael Hughes.
In skits, Paul plays a con man home builder and an interior decorator. Miss Black makes her TV singing debut with "Flowers in the Morning" and, with Carol and Vicki Lawrence, are girls about to go out on the town with their dates. Carol, as the charwoman, sings "I Don't Care" and is a depressed housewife in the "Carol & Sis" segment.

[ABC 8:00] The Courtship Of Eddie's Father [Reg]: My Son, The Artist
Season 3, episode 1
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Don Weis

With Angus Duncan (Mr. Buckner), Patti Cohoon (Gretchen).
The third season begins with widower Tom Corbett's art class having progressed from still life to live nude models, and raises some questions in young Eddie's mind about his dad's after-hours activities.

(Repeat program, originally aired 9/15/1971)

[NBC 8:00] Adam-12 [Reg]: The Grandmothers
Season 4, episode 3
W: Herb Purdum   D: Ozzie Nelson

With Paul Gleason (Smitty), Ozzie Nelson (Ted Clover), Florence Lake (Mrs. Pine), Winnie Collins (Mrs. Kovacs), Harry Wagner (Father Meginnis), Dennis Rucker (Carl Young).
Officers Malloy and Reed answer several armed robbery calls, engage in a wild chase of criminals and get an assist from a priest in catching a dope peddler.

(Repeat program, originally aired 9/29/1971)

[ABC 8:30] ABC Comedy Hour: The Kopykats
With Debbie Reynolds, Shecky Greene.
Debbie impersonates Bette Davis, Mae West and Pearl Bailey in skits. A new segment is "Kopykat Consumer Dept." in which bored couples have a party with the stars. Regular impressionists are Rich Little, Frank Gorshin, Marilyn Michaels, George Kirby, Joe Baker and Fred Travalena.

[NBC 8:30] Hallmark Hall Of Fame: Harvey [special]
W: Jacqueline Babbin, Audrey Maas   D: Fielder Cook

With Jimmy Stewart, Helen Hayes, Arlene Francis, John McGiver, Martin Gabel, Fred Gwynne, Jesse White, Richard Mulligan, Madeline Kahn.
Stewart re-creates his role of Elwood P. Dowd in David Susskind's production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. Stewart, in 1947, took over the role of Dowd in the original 1944 Broadway show and then again in its revival in 1970, along with Helen Hayes and Jesse White. Dowd shares a secret world with his invisible rabbit named Harvey, much to the embarrassment of his widowed sister, a good-hearted woman who can't bring herself to have him committed to a sanatarium.

[CBS 9:00] Medical Center [Reg]: The Corrupted
Season 3, episode 2

With David Opatoshu (Oscar Havlicek), Steve Lawrence (Dr. Sam Havers), Pippa Scott (Nancy Havers), Eric Scott (Danny).
Dr. Gannon is distressed to see an ambitious doctor trying so hard for a big new job that he loses interest in his patients -- even his seriously ill father.

(Repeat program, originally aired 9/22/1971)

[ABC 9:30] The Persuaders [Reg]: Greensleeves
Season 1, episode 8
W: Terence Feely   D: David Greene

With Rosemary Nicols (Melanie Sadler), Cy Grant (Richard Congoto), Andrew Keir (Sir John Hassocks), Tom Adams (Piers Emerson), Carmen Munroe (Carmen Congoto), Clifton Jones (Dr. Kibu), George Woodbridge (Gregory Ward), Tommy Godfrey (Benny Ryan), Arthur Brough (Moorehead), Robert Cawdron (Leyland).
Lord Brett Sinclair has to impersonate himself to solve the mystery of his old family mansion coming to life without his knowledge.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/13/1971)

[CBS 10:00] Mannix [Reg]: Dark So Early, Dark So Long
Season 5, episode 1
W: Robert W. Lenski   D: John Llewellyn Moxey

With Arline Anderson (Mrs. Allen), K.T. Stevens (Nun), Sam Melville (John Ogilvy), Rosemary Forsyth (Leslie Fielding), Guy Stockwell (Glenn Fielding), Josephine Hutchinson (Mildred Oliver).
Police detective Joe Mannix begins his fifth season. In the first episode a wealthy woman is the victim of a blackmail plot from an unexpected quarter. She and her husband call on Mannix when it appears that she, rather than the blackmailer, may go to prison.

(Repeat program, originally aired 9/15/1971)

[NBC 10:00] Night Gallery [Reg]
1.   A Death In The Family
W: Rod Serling   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With James B. Sikking (Trooper), Noam Pitlik (Driver), E.G. Marshall (Jared Soames), Desi Arnaz Jr. (Doran).  
A mortician's interest in the deceased who are friendless is uncovered by a wounded gunman fleeing from the law.

2.   The Merciful
W: Jack Laird   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Imogene Coca (Wife), King Donovan (Husband).  
Bricks and mortar figure in a wife's plan to end her husband's suffering.

3.   Class Of '99
W: Rod Serling   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Vincent Price (Professor), Brandon de Wilde (Johnson), Richard Doyle (Bruce), Hunter Von Leer (Templeton), John Davey (McWhirter), Barbara Shannon (Miss Peterson), Suzanne Cohane (Miss Fields), Frank Hotchkiss (Clinton), Lenore Kasdorf (Miss Wheeton), Hilly Hicks (Barnes), Randolph Mantooth (Elkins).  
A graduating class of the future takes a particularly revealing final exam.

4.   Satisfaction Guaranteed
W: Jack Laird   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Cherie Franklin (Miss Blodgett), Eve Curtis (Miss Caraway), Leigh Christian (Miss Ransom), Marion Charles (Miss Walters), Victor Buono (Customer), Cathleen Cordell (Mrs. Mount).  
An employment agency official has difficulty trying to fill a position for an extremely particular customer.


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