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Friday December 8, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Friday December 8, 1972:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (R) The Waltons: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (R)
ABC The Brady Bunch: Greg's Triangle The Partridge Family: Nag, Nag, Nag Room 222: Mr. Wrong The Odd Couple: The Odd Father Love, American Style
NBC Sanford And Son: A Guest In The Yard The Little People: Take It Off, Take It All Off Ghost Story: Touch Of Madness Banyon: The Lady Killer

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer [special]
W: Romeo Muller   D: Larry Roemer

With Larry D. Mann, Billie Mae Richards, Paul Soles, Stan Francis.
The annual holiday animated feature based on Johnny Marks' song of the same title. In the musical tale, the little deer is down-and-out because of his shiny nose and how it's made him the joke of Christmasville. Burl Ives narrates.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:00] The Brady Bunch [Reg]: Greg's Triangle
Season 4, episode 11
W: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman   D: Richard Michaels

With Tannis G. Montgomery (Jennifer), Rita Wilson (Pat).
Greg's dilemma is that he has to choose between his sister and his girlfriend for the school's new head cheerleader.

[NBC 8:00] Sanford And Son [Reg]: A Guest In The Yard
Season 2, episode 12
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Jack Shea

With Liam Dunn (Gus), Davis Roberts (Dr. Caldwell).
Fred and Lamont find a derelict in their yard who claims he was pushed by Fred and intends to sue them for everything they've got.

[ABC 8:30] The Partridge Family [Reg]: Nag, Nag, Nag
Season 3, episode 12
W: Steve Pritzker   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Slim Pickens (Will Fowler), Lazaro Perez (Pete Navarro), Dick Balduzzi (Homer Peck).
In a raffle, Danny wins a race horse which the family decides to enter in a race at the County Fair.

[NBC 8:30] The Little People [Reg]: Take It Off, Take It All Off
Season 1, episode 12
D: Richard Lang

With Michael Gray (Ronnie Collins), Steven Hague (Alfred Landis), Douglas Mossman (TV Newsman).
Dr. Sean Jamison faces the naked truth, literally, as he tries to prevent a 4-year-old girl from disrobing in front of boys.

[CBS 9:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
W: Earl Hamner Jr.   D: Fielder Cook

With Patricia Neal (Olivia Walton), Edgar Bergen (Grandpa Zebulon Walton), Dorothy Stickney (Emily Baldwin), Josephine Hutchinson (Mamie Baldwin), William Windom (Charlie Snead), Andrew Duggan (John Walton), Woodrow Parfrey (Ike Godsey), David Huddleston (Sheriff Bridges), David Livingston (Claudie Dooley), Cleavon Little (Hawthorne Dooley).
Earl Hamner's story that served as the pilot for The Waltons. On Christmas Eve, the Walton family are in the midst of their Christmas preparations and hoping to celebrate it together, but John Walton has not yet arrived at home to share this Christmas with his family.

(Repeat program, originally aired 12/19/1971)

[ABC 9:00] Room 222 [Reg]: Mr. Wrong
Season 4, episode 13
W: Martin Donovan   D: Leslie H. Martinson

With John Davey, Bernie Kopell, James Daughton (George).
An eccentric new teacher who has no trouble attracting students to his class flunks as Alice Johnson's new suitor.

[NBC 9:00] Ghost Story [Reg]: Touch Of Madness
Season 1, episode 11
W: Halsted Welles   D: Robert Day

With Lynn Loring (Janet Wolcott), Jan Clayton (Mother), Stacy Harris (James Dillon), Geraldine Page (Aunt Hattie), Rip Torn (Uncle Jonathan), Michael Bell (Harry Collins).
A woman promises her dying mother she'll return to the old homestead to live with her aunt and uncle. But the place seems to have a mind of its own and voices from the past force her to witness a past tragedy.

[ABC 9:30] The Odd Couple [Reg]: The Odd Father
Season 3, episode 12
W: Steve Zacharias, Michael Leeson   D: Jack Donohue

With Doney Oatman (Edna Unger), Frank Delfino (Mr. Albertson), Sadie Delfino (Mrs. Albertson), Stephen Liss (Wilfred Albertson).
Felix learns baseball umpiring from Oscar to establish a common interest with his daughter.

[ABC 10:00] Love, American Style [Reg]
1.   Love And The Ghost
W: Michael Leeson, Steve Zacharias   D: Gordon Wiles

With Pat Delaney (Tish Wilson), Anthony Holland (Ghostbuster), Betsy Palmer (Barbara Kreitman), John Wheeler (Minister), William Windom (Hubert Kreitman), Robert V. Barron (Abraham Lincoln).  
A man's late wife returns as a ghost to criticize his present fiancee.

2.   Love And The Out-Of-Town Client
W: Dick Gautier   D: Charles R. Rondeau

With Neile Adams (Peggy Fox), Bonnie Boland (Millie), Imogene Coca (Netta Clark), Richard Schaal (Peter Fox), Jenifer Shaw (Glinda), Joe Silver (Adrien S. Clark).  
An executive's plan for a wedding anniversary goes awry when a client's need for an attractive dinner date takes priority.

3.   Love And The Secret Habit
W: Charlotte Brown   D: Arnold Margolin

With Michael Callan (Mark), Michael Brandon (Leonard), Joy Harmon (Rosalie), Michele Marsh (Aileen).  
A swinging bachelor fixes up a shy friend with a girl who turns out to be an ex-nun.

[NBC 10:00] Banyon [Reg]: The Lady Killer
Season 1, episode 12
W: N. Gidding, Robert C. Dennis   D: Valentin de Vargas

With Arch Johnson (Boyle), Kristina Holland (Daisy Davis), Jack Klugman, James B. Sikking (Andrews), Don Chastain (Sinclair), Elaine Giftos (Verna), Sherry Lansing (Doris), Paul Sorensen (Big Al), Marian McCargo (Mrs. Sinclair).
A waitress hires Banyon to find the driver who ran her down and tried to kill her. His investigation takes him to a Pasadena mansion where he meets a glamorous socialite.

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