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Thursday May 16, 1974
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Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday May 16, 1974:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Waltons: The Bequest (R) Friends & Lovers The Boys Jerry Sonny Boy
ABC Chopper One: Ambush (R) Firehouse: Tide Of Terror (R) Kung Fu: The Tong (R) The Streets Of San Francisco: Commitment (R)
NBC The Flip Wilson Show (R) Ironside: The Last Payment (R) Music Country U.S.A. (R)

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Bequest
Season 2, episode 13
W: Mort Thaw   D: Alf Kjellin

With John Ritter (Rev. Matthew Fordwick), Cindy Eilbacher (Martha Rose Coverdale), Eunice Christopher (Librarian), Anne Carol Pearson (Receptionist).
Grandma is informed that she has come into an inheritance and generously offers to share it with the rest of the family.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/29/1973)

[ABC 8:00] Chopper One [Reg]: Ambush
Season 1, episode 7
W: Ronald Austin, James D. Buchanan   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Austin Stoker (Sgt. Anderson), William Lucking (Deetzer), Allan Arbus (Tim Seeley), Taylor Lacher (Officer Hancock), John Mark Robinson (Maury Farrell).
Officers Foley and Burdick are menaced by rooftop snipers when a gunman sets out to avenge his brother's death.

(Repeat program, originally aired 2/28/1974)

[NBC 8:00] The Flip Wilson Show [Reg]
Season 4, episode 5

With Harry Belafonte, Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber.
Belafonte portrays a calypso tour guide who befriends Geraldine during a Caribbean cruise.

(Repeat program, originally aired 10/25/1973)

[ABC 8:30] Firehouse [Reg]: Tide Of Terror
Season 1, episode 8
W: John Groves

With Mary Frann, Fritz Feld (Marcel), John Perry (Mike).
After an ill-fated dinner date with his girl, fireman Caputo joins his colleagues to help rescue a woman trapped under an ocean pier.

(Repeat program, originally aired 3/7/1974)

[CBS 9:00] Friends & Lovers [special]
With Paul Sand, Lynn Lipton.
An intense bass violinist manages to land an audition with the Boston Symphony. While this could be the dream of a lifetime, his stewardess girlfriend does a bad job of pretending she's thrilled about it.

[ABC 9:00] Kung Fu [Reg]: The Tong
Season 2, episode 7
W: Robert Schlitt   D: Robert Totten

With Tad Horino (Li), Richard Loo (Chen), Diana Douglas (Sister Richardson), Carey Wong (Wing), Kinjo Shibuya (Ah Quong).
Without returning violence for violence, Caine tries to end the tyranny of a Chinese crime boss and liberate a boy slave.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/15/1973)

[NBC 9:00] Ironside [Reg]: The Last Payment
Season 7, episode 12
W: Felton Perry, William Gordon, James Doherty   D: Daniel Haller

With Scatman Crothers (Jason), Fred Beir (Jimmy Lee Gates), Felton Perry (Gilbert), Albert Popwell (China-Boy), Roger Robinson (Shuggie), Dick Anthony Williams (Reuben), Regis Cordic (Alexander Shepard).
Mark, unwittingly helped by ghetto character Theodore, sets himself up as bait to catch a killer loan shark.

(Repeat program, originally aired 12/20/1973)

[CBS 9:30] The Boys [special]
With Tim Conway, Herb Edelman.
Two comedy writers manage to be creative even while their personal lives are in an uproar.

[CBS 10:00] Jerry [special]
With Robert Walden, Beatrice Colen, Bob Hastings, Linda Lavin.
A personable banker in Denver finds his life as a 30-year-old bachelor neither swinging nor glamorous. His neighbors are a straitlaced married couple and a not-so-gay divorcee.

[ABC 10:00] The Streets Of San Francisco [Reg]: Commitment
Season 2, episode 15
W: John D.F. Black   D: Richard Donner

With Darleen Carr (Jeannie Stone), Reuben Collins (Inspector Tanner), Geoffrey Deuel (Inspector Decker), Tyne Daly (Mrs. Carlino), William Smith (Mickey Sims), William Watson (Sgt. Dedini).
After 23 years on the force, Det. Lt. Stone is suspected of killing a fellow officer and is suspended from the department.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/3/1974)

[NBC 10:00] Music Country U.S.A.
Season 1, episode 10

With Jerry Reed, Jeanie C. Riley, Mac Davis, Buck Owens, Tom T. Hall, Freddie Hart.
Dionne Warwick hosts.

(Repeat program, originally aired 4/11/1974)

[CBS 10:30] Sonny Boy [special]
With Allen Garfield, Florence Stanley.
A man's overbearing mother keeps him tied to her apron strings.

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