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Thursday September 14, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday September 14, 1972:


8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Waltons: The Foundling Movie: Around The World In 80 Days (1956), part one
ABC The Mod Squad: The Connection Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law: Words Of Summer
NBC The Flip Wilson Show Ironside: Five Days In The Death Of Sgt. Brown (1) The Dean Martin Show
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[CBS 8:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Foundling
Season 1, episode 1
W: John McGreevey   D: Vincent Sherman

With Erica Hunton (Holly Collier), Richard Kelton (Anson Collier), Tammi Bula (Marcia Woolery), Charlotte Stewart (Ruth Collier).
Series about a family living in the Blue Ridge Mountain area of Virginia during the Depression years; their hopes, desires and relationships and the people who make up their community. The family was introduced in the TV movie pilot, "The Homecoming" which was based on the 1963 movie, "Spencer's Mountain". In the first episode, a woman abandons her young daughter on the Waltons' doorstep without her husband's knowledge, and the head of the house feels he must turn the child over to the county home.

[ABC 8:00] The Mod Squad [Reg]: The Connection
Season 5, episode 1
W: Rick Husky   D: George McCowan

With Cesar Romero (Frank Barton), Edward Asner (Sgt. Lassiter), Stefanie Powers (Francie Drango), Robert Reed (Jerry Silver), Bradford Dillman (Charlie Drango), Cleavon Little (Bolo), Richard Pryor (Cat Griffin), Gene Washington (Anthony Wilson).
Series returns for a fifth season. Pete, Linc and Julie, the young investigators, join a police sergeant on the case when Capt. Greer is wounded in escorting a prisoner from Chicago.

[NBC 8:00] The Flip Wilson Show [Reg]
Season 3, episode 1

With Jack Benny, Pearl Bailey, The Muppets.
Flip opens his third season. In skits, Flip plays a TV floor manager who has to cope with Benny's desire to pad his part in a commercial as well as Pearl's penchant for taking over the camera; Flip and Pearl play a married couple whose poor financial situation forces them to take in a boarder; Flip appears as hard-boiled newsman Stafford Cripps. The Muppets do a sketch called "The Dance Palace". Miss Bailey sings "It Only Takes a Moment".

[CBS 9:00] Movie: Around The World In 80 Days (1956), part one
W: James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman   D: Michael Anderson

With David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton, Shirley MacLaine, Charles Boyer, Frank Sinatra, Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich, John Gielgud, Red Skelton.
Story of the epic journey in 1872 of an intrepid adventurer who, with his butler, sets out from his London club to win a wager.

[NBC 9:00] Ironside [Reg]: Five Days In The Death Of Sgt. Brown (1)
Season 6, episode 1
W: Robert Van Scoyk   D: Leonard Horn

With David Hartman (Dr. Paul Hunter), E.G. Marshall (Dr. David Craig), Vic Morrow (Dr. William Ritter), Norman Alden (Frank Harman).
Sixth season begins with a two-part episode which concludes on The Bold Ones. Chief Ironside's assistant, Det. Sgt. Ed Brown, is shot down because he possesses incriminating evidence which could lead to the conviction of a drug peddler. Brown becomes a patient at Craig Institute where he faces spinal surgery.

[ABC 10:00] Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law [Reg]: Words Of Summer
Season 2, episode 1
W: Edward DeBlasio   D: Harry Falk

With Pat O'Brien (Harvey Goodnough), Craig Stevens (Julian Carpenter), Barbara Rush (Louise Carpenter), Meredith Baxter (Ann Glover).
Counselor Marshall opens his second season by helping an Olympic-caliber diver get reinstated after she lost her amateur status by accepting a monetary gift.

[NBC 10:00] The Dean Martin Show [Reg]
Season 8, episode 1

With Gene Kelly, Gilbert O'Sullivan.
Martin opens his eighth season with returning regulars Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi and the Ding-a-Ling Sisters. New regulars are Rodney Dangerfield, Nipsey Russell and Dom DeLuise. In a new segment, Dean walks his pet (Tiger Lady) in the park each week, where he meets his guest and his pet. Nipsey and Dom are barbers who host Dean and his guest. Rodney performs in a nightclub setting. The feature skit has Dean and Gene as soldiers trying to get the enemy to make love, not war.


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