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Thursday May 17, 1973
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Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday May 17, 1973:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Waltons: The Calf (R) Movie: Countdown (1967)
ABC The Mod Squad: Another Final Game (R) Kung Fu: Blood Brother (R) The Streets Of San Francisco: In The Midst Of Strangers (R)
NBC The Flip Wilson Show (R) Ironside: The Deadly Gamesmen (R) The Dean Martin Show (R)

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Calf
Season 1, episode 3
W: Jim Byrnes   D: Harry Harris

With Leonard Stone (George Anderson).
John Walton's children are unhappy when he insists he must sell their baby calf because he needs the money to buy a new axle for his truck.

(Repeat program, originally aired 9/28/1972)

[ABC 8:00] The Mod Squad [Reg]: Another Final Game
Season 5, episode 10
W: Frank Telford   D: Jerry Jameson

With Clu Gulager (Dustin Ellis), Zara Cully (Mrs. Jones), Joseph R. Sicari (Tip Garrison), Woodrow Parfrey (Harvey Durko), Beverlee McKinsey (Evelyn Ellis).
A con artist who usually aims for bigger game makes the mistake of robbing a friend of Linc's, a little old lady, of $600.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/16/1972)

[NBC 8:00] The Flip Wilson Show [Reg]
Season 3, episode 17

With Howard Cosell, Sandy Duncan, Marty Feldman, Jack Benny (cameo).
In skits, Sonny the janitor helps the First Lady (Sandy) plan dinner for foreign dignitaries in Washington; Flip and Sandy sell and sing "golden" melodies of the tacky '20s; Marty attempts to buy a strange insurance policy from agent Flip.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/18/1973)

[CBS 9:00] Movie: Countdown (1967)
W: Loring Mandel   D: Robert Altman

With James Caan, Robert Duvall, Joanna Moore, Barbara Baxley, Charles Aidman, Steve Ihnat, Ted Knight.
Three astronauts vie to become the first man on the moon, and the competition affects their private lives.

[ABC 9:00] Kung Fu [Reg]: Blood Brother
Season 1, episode 3
W: Herman Miller   D: Jerry Thorpe

With Benson Fong (Soong), John Anderson (Benjamin Dundee), Robert Urich (Greg Dundee), Scott Hylands (Randy), Clu Gulager (Sheriff Rutledge), Kathleen Lloyd (Livvy McKenzie), Frank Michael Liu (Lew Soong), Frank Orsatti (Cole), Jack Verbois (Hoot), Robert Emhardt (Postmaster), Paul Bryar (Pop Fuller).
Caine, the Chinese-American fugitive living during the hectic frontier days of the latter half of the 19th century, tries to locate a one-time fellow disciple and finds the trail leads to death.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/18/1973)

[NBC 9:00] Ironside [Reg]: The Deadly Gamesmen
Season 6, episode 10
W: Max Hodge   D: Don Weis

With Noel Harrison (Paul Buckler), Sondra Currie (Cindy Love), Scott Marlowe (Jeffrey Carpentier), Michele Nichols (Diane).
A lethal chess game played with live pawns on the streets puzzles the chief as he tries to discover the pattern behind a series of bizarre crimes.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/30/1972)

[ABC 10:00] The Streets Of San Francisco [Reg]: In The Midst Of Strangers
Season 1, episode 9
W: Del Reisman   D: Robert Douglas

With David Wayne (Wally Sensibaugh), Louise Latham (Harriet), Ramon Bieri (Skowlonowski), Robert Foxworth (Dennis Hailey), Richard Eastham (Jules Rhinelander), Johnnie Collins (Lowell Allencamp), Ivan Bonar (Harold Spring).
The robbery of a veteran news vendor leads to the capture of the murderers of a community leader. A pair of unusual shoes are the clues that aid Lt. Stone.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/25/1972)

[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.

(Repeat program, originally aired 9/14/1972)

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