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Wednesday May 17, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Wednesday May 17, 1972:


8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Carol Burnett Show (R) Medical Center: Fatal Decision (R) Mannix: The Man Outside (R)
ABC The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: The Karate Story (R) The Smith Family: Rogue Cop The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine The Persuaders: Anyone Can Play (R)  
NBC Adam-12: The Search (R) McMillan And Wife: Husbands, Wives And Killers (R) Night Gallery (R)
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[CBS 8:00] The Carol Burnett Show [Reg]
Season 5, episode 18

With Eydie Gorme, Vincent Price.
In the "House of Terror" skit, Price lures his new Cockney bride (Carol) into his lab. Price does a 17th century reading, "Desiderata". Eydie sings "The Way of Love".

(Repeat program, originally aired 2/9/1972)

[ABC 8:00] The Courtship Of Eddie's Father [Reg]: The Karate Story
Season 3, episode 16
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Bill Bixby

With Ed Parker (Himself), Bill Ryusaki (Karate Instructor), Mitchell Sakamoto (Frank), James Cole (Max), Joey Douglas (Jay), Willie Aames (Harold), Hal Baylor (Mr. O'Brien).
Tom and Eddie take up karate, and when the school bully hears of it he challenges Eddie.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/12/1972)

[NBC 8:00] Adam-12 [Reg]: The Search
Season 4, episode 5
W: Stephen J. Cannell   D: James Neilson

With Dick Peabody (Boone Wexel).
Malloy and Reed mysteriously disappear into the wilderness of Griffith Park while pursuing a robbery suspect.

(Repeat program, originally aired 10/20/1971)

[ABC 8:30] The Smith Family [Reg]: Rogue Cop
Season 2, episode 21
D: Herschel Daugherty

With Larry Levine, Al Lanti (Steve), Aron Kincaid (Tony).
Chad becomes suspicious of a wealthy police rookie who is dating his daughter Cindy.

[NBC 8:30] McMillan And Wife [Reg]: Husbands, Wives And Killers
Season 1, episode 3
W: Leonard Stern, Robert Lewin   D: Daniel Petrie

With Lorraine Gary (Connie), Cesare Danova (Alex DeSane), Paul Stewart (Chief Yeakel), Ed Flanders (Tom Benton), Tyne Daly (Janet Benton), Oscar Beregi Jr. (Joseph Corlino), Ron Masak (Policeman), John Abbott (Rochemont).
A masquerade ball erupts in panic when a close friend of the McMillans is murdered in an apparent "robbery" in which nothing is taken.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/10/1971)

[CBS 9:00] Medical Center [Reg]: Fatal Decision
Season 3, episode 17

With Claudine Auger (Dr. Suzanne Millay), Wendell Burton (Bill Howland), Fritz Weaver (Dr. Matthews).
A visiting woman doctor, an old flame of Dr. Gannon's, is accused by a hospital official of failing to give emergency aid to an accident victim.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/19/1972)

[ABC 9:00] The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine [Reg]
Season 1, episode 7

With Honey Cone.
Honey Cone sings "Son of a Preacher Man". Spike and Barbara Feldon perform a scene in an unusual operating room; Marty and Barbara as a husband and wife who have been arguing about going out on Sunday afternoons for a little too long; Marty as a man-on-the-make in a restaurant with Barbara as his target; Marty and Barbara in a surrealistic drama about the new mistress of ancient Lock Jaw Manor.

[ABC 9:30] The Persuaders [Reg]: Anyone Can Play
Season 1, episode 15
W: Tony Williamson   D: Leslie Norman

With Cyd Hayman (Lyn), Dudley Foster (Heather), Ed Devereaux (Ryker), Richard Vernon (Sir Maxwell Dean), Tim Goodman (Webster), Patrick Jordan (Pelli), Patrick Connor (Train Guard), Christopher Coll (London Agent), Graham Weston (Northern Agent), Peter Forbes-Robertson (Inspector Langford), Kit Taylor (Croupier).
Danny Wilde is mistaken for the paymaster of a Communist network.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/19/1972)

[CBS 10:00] Mannix [Reg]: The Man Outside
Season 5, episode 11
W: Arthur Weiss   D: Harry Harvey, Jr.

With Tom Drake (Paul Glydor), Kathie Browne (Carol Barr), Andrew Duggan (Gen. Alex Holt), Coleen Gray (Liz Holt), Roy Jenson (Man), Lenore Kasdorf (Michelle), Ed Lauter (Sergeant).
A retired Army general is photographed with a woman not his wife and hires Joe Mannix to get the negatives. Joe buys them but is held up and robbed by two men who make off with the negs.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/24/1971)

[NBC 10:00] Night Gallery [Reg]
1.   Pickman's Model
W: Alvin Sapinsley   D: Jack Laird

With Bradford Dillman (Richard Pickman), Louise Sorel (Mavis Goldsmith), Joan Tompkins (Mrs. DeWitt), Joshua Bryant (Eliot Blackman), Jock Livingston (Larry Rand), Donald Moffat (Uncle George).  
A young woman of Victorian Boston finds herself drawn to a reclusive artist obsessed with ghouls.

2.   The Dear Departed
W: Rod Serling   D: Jeff Corey

With Harvey Lembeck (Joe Casey), Maureen Arthur (Angela Casey), Patricia Donahue (Mrs. Harcourt), Steve Lawrence (Mark Bennett), Steve Carlson (Policeman), Rose Hobart (Mrs. Hugo), Stanley Waxman (Mr. Harcourt).  
Bad luck follows a phony spiritualist and his assistant's unfaithful wife after an auto accident simplifies the triangle.

3.   An Act Of Chivalry
W: Jack Laird   D: Jack Laird

With Deidre Hall (Blonde), Jimmy Cross (Passenger), Ron Stein (Spectre).  
A vignette about elevator manners.


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