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Monday September 18, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Monday September 18, 1972:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Gunsmoke: The River (2) Here's Lucy: Lucy And Eva Gabor Are Hospital Roomies The Doris Day Show: The Great Talent Raid The New Bill Cosby Show
ABC The Rookies: Dead, Like A Lost Dream Monday Night Football
NBC Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #118 Movie: With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Gunsmoke [Reg]: The River (2)
Season 18, episode 2
W: Jack Miller   D: Herb Wallerstein

With Slim Pickens (Charlie Utter), Jack Elam (Pierre), Miriam Colon (Paullette).
An outlaw gang, led by the notorious Charlie Utter, tries to stop Matt Dillon and recover the money he has taken from one of their band by blocking his passage down the river on a raft.

[ABC 8:00] The Rookies [Reg]: Dead, Like A Lost Dream
Season 1, episode 2
W: Larry Brody   D: Leonard Horn

With Dane Clark (Lt. Monroe), Tom Tully (Joe Richardson), Mark Slade (Don Richardson), William Mims (Bartender), Sam Edwards (Kurt), Gerald York (Sgt. Christopher).
When a young man who comes from a long line of police officers has his application to the Police Academy turned down, he is determined to get even with the rookies by stealing a uniform and using the rookies' names.

[NBC 8:00] Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In [Reg]: Episode #118
Season 6, episode 2
W: Allan Katz   D: Bill Foster

With Dyan Cannon, Sebastian Cabot, Julie London, Janet Leigh.
Dyan Cannon guests as a cave woman, the femme fatale in a swinging singles center, and as a trained seal in a circus act. Other highlights include a spoof called "Sandwich and Son" and the entire cast performs a "Salute to Guns".

[CBS 9:00] Here's Lucy [Reg]: Lucy And Eva Gabor Are Hospital Roomies
Season 5, episode 2
W: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Pugh Davis   D: Coby Ruskin

With Mary Wickes (Nurse), Vanda Barra (Vanda), Eva Gabor (Herself), June Whitley Taylor (Nurse), R.G. Brown (Walter).
Hospitalized with a broken leg in a skiing accident, Lucille Carter nearly swoons with excitement when her hospital roommate turns out to be Eva Gabor.

[ABC 9:00] Monday Night Football
The Washington Redskins battle the Minnesota Vikings from Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota in the first of the Monday night football telecasts. The Redskins were last year's surprise team, advancing to the NFC playoffs thanks largely to coach George Allen's ample corps of veterans, with holdovers Charley Taylor and Sonny Jurgensen. The Vikings pulled an off-season trading coup with the acquisition of quarterback Fran Tarkenton, filling what many believe to be the team's only weakness. Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith report.

[NBC 9:00] Movie: With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
W: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen   D: Howard Morris

With Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin, Herb Voland.
An attractive widow with three children finds serious complications when she marries a widower with three children of his own.

[CBS 9:30] The Doris Day Show [Reg]: The Great Talent Raid
Season 5, episode 2
W: William Raynor, Myles Wilder   D: William Wiard

With Ralph Story (John Scott), Glynn Turman (Chris Davis), Luis de Cordova (Jules).
After allowing John Scott, editor of Prestige Magazine, to lure her away to his staff, Doris yearns for her old pals and tries to think of a way to return to Cy Bennett's magazine.

[CBS 10:00] The New Bill Cosby Show
Season 1, episode 2

With Peter Sellers, Lily Tomlin, The Staple Singers.
Highlights include a Sellers sketch where he portrays an Indian, English, Russian and American diplomat with all of the appropriate mannerisms; Sellers and Miss Tomlin are doomed passengers on a crippled airplane, and play an irate customer and a sour waitress in a greasy-spoon skit; The Staple Singers sing "Respect Yourself".

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