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Sunday September 17, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Sunday September 17, 1972:

7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Anna And The King: Pilot M*A*S*H: Pilot The Sandy Duncan Show: Hooray For Harriet The New Dick Van Dyke Show: The Former Mr. Preston Mannix: The Open Web  
ABC The F.B.I.: The Runner Movie: Goldfinger (1964)
NBC Wonderful World Of Disney: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1) Columbo: Etude In Black  

Program details:

[CBS 7:30] Anna And The King [Reg]: Pilot
Season 1, episode 1
W: Bill Idelson, Harvey Miller   D: Gene Reynolds

With Bernard Fox (Sir Edward Ramsey).
Academy Award-winner Yul Brynner re-creates his role of the King of Siam in the television version of the hit play and movie about an American governess and her son who travel to Siam to care for the King's children. Tonight's story centers around Anna's 12-year-old son Louis, who has a fight with the King's heir, Crown Prince Chulalongkorn, and is immediately asked to leave by the King.

[NBC 7:30] Wonderful World Of Disney: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1)
Season 19, episode 1
W: Joseph McEveety   D: Robert Butler

With Kurt Russell (Dexter), Joe Flynn (The Dean), Cesar Romero (A.J. Arno), William Schallert (Professor Quigley).
A spoof of the generation gap and establishment when a failing collegian inadvertently gets his mental wires crossed with a jolt from a backfiring computer, turns into a genius, and finds himself a national celebrity.

[CBS 8:00] M*A*S*H [Reg]: Pilot
Season 1, episode 1
W: Larry Gelbart   D: Gene Reynolds

With John Orchard (Ugly John), Timothy Brown (Spearchucker Jones), Odessa Cleveland (Ginger), Patrick Adiarte (Ho-Jon), Karen Philipp (Lt. Maria 'Dish' Schneider), Linda Meiklejohn (Nurse Scorch), Laura Miller (Knocko), Bruno Kirby (Pvt. Boone), George Morgan (Father Mulcahy).
The TV offshoot from the successful movie about three irreverent combat surgeons in Korea, whose dedication to duty is surpassed only by their love for fun and games. Tonight, Hawkeye and Trapper John arrange for a company party that will send a young Korean houseboy to medical school.

[ABC 8:00] The F.B.I. [Reg]: The Runner
Season 8, episode 1
W: Jack Turley   D: Lawrence Dobkin

With David Soul (Clifford Wade), Belinda Montgomery (Margo Bengston), Jim Davis (Ellis Bengston), Lou Frizzell (Coach Everett).
The eighth season begins with the case of a former football star who escapes from federal prison and abducts his college sweetheart, vanishing in the Oregon wilderness.

[CBS 8:30] The Sandy Duncan Show [Reg]: Hooray For Harriet
Season 2, episode 1
W: Harriet Belkin, Norman Belkin

With Martha Scott (Aunt Harriet).
The second season (of the show formerly known as Funny Face) begins with a new cast of characters and a new job for Sandy. Tonight, she tries to arrange a blind date between her boss and her disconsolate Aunt Harriett, whose husband has just left her after 30 years of marriage.

[NBC 8:30] Columbo [Reg]: Etude In Black
Season 2, episode 1
W: Steven Bochco   D: Nicholas Colasanto

With John Cassavetes (Alex Benedict), Blythe Danner (Janice Benedict), Anjanette Comer (Jennifer Welles), Myrna Loy (Lizzy Fielding), James Olson (Paul Rifkin), James McEachin (Billy Jones), Don Knight (Mike Alexander), Pat Morita (Houseboy), Michael Fox (Dr. Benson).
The second season begins with the ever-dogged Lt. Columbo investigating a classical music conductor who is the victim of blackmail by hs mistress, and who becomes involved in murder.

[CBS 9:00] The New Dick Van Dyke Show [Reg]: The Former Mr. Preston
Season 2, episode 1

With Dick Patterson (Bill Ellsworth).
The second season begins when Bernie and Mike book a guest who claims to have been married to Dick's wife Jenny, setting the stage for a rousing showdown on the show.

[ABC 9:00] Movie: Goldfinger (1964)
W: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn   D: Guy Hamilton

With Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee.
James Bond trails the notorious Auric Goldfinger and learns of the man's latest plans -- to rob Fort Knox.

[CBS 9:30] Mannix [Reg]: The Open Web
Season 6, episode 1
W: Donn Mullally   D: Arnold Laven

With Rip Torn (Victor Roarke), John McLiam (Fogarty), Eddie Egan (Lt. Haber), Maggie Johnson (Sarah).
The sixth season begins as Joe Mannix and Police Lieutenant Art Malcolm are guarding a gang leader, when a helicopter with fake sheriff's markings swoops down to rescue the killer and takes Malcolm hostage.

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