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Friday September 13, 1974
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Prime-time network TV listings for Friday September 13, 1974:


8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Planet Of The Apes: Escape From Tomorrow Movie: M*A*S*H (1970)
ABC Kodiak: Red Snow, White Death The Six Million Dollar Man: Nuclear Alert The Texas Wheelers: Wailin' Wheeler Is Dead Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Ripper
NBC Sanford And Son: The Surprise Party Chico And The Man: Pilot The Rockford Files: The Kirkoff Case Police Woman: The End Game
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[CBS 8:00] Planet Of The Apes [Reg]: Escape From Tomorrow
Season 1, episode 1
W: Art Wallace   D: Don Weis

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Booth Colman (Zaius), Royal Dano (Farrow), Woodrow Parfrey (Veska), Bobby Porter (Arno), William Beckley (Grundig), Biff Elliot (Ullman), Jerome Thor (Proto), Alvin Hammer (Man).
Series debut. Hurled through the time barrier when their spaceship malfunctions, two astronauts crash land on a futuristic planet where apes rule humans and regard these men from a past civilization as enemies. The show is based on the 20th Century-Fox movie, with Roddy McDowall recreating his movie role. In the first episode, the astronauts are given refuge from searching gorilla patrols by another human.

[ABC 8:00] Kodiak [Reg]: Red Snow, White Death
Season 1, episode 1
W: Anthony Lawrence   D: Robert Day

With Abner Biberman.
Clint Walker stars as a giant of a man named by the natives after the majestic bear roaming the region, who is both friend and protector of the people in the isolated areas of Alaska. In the first show, Kodiak is aided by a reluctant witness in tracking a killer.

[NBC 8:00] Sanford And Son [Reg]: The Surprise Party
Season 4, episode 1
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Norman Abbott

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Fuddle Bagley (Jesse).
The fourth season begins with Fred Sanford returning home after a long trip to St. Louis. Lamont arranges a surprise party for him, but it's Lamont who gets the shock of his life.

[ABC 8:30] The Six Million Dollar Man [Reg]: Nuclear Alert
Season 2, episode 1
W: William Driskill   D: Jerry London

With Carol Lawrence (Dr. Clea Broder), Fred Beir (Ted Swenson), George Gaynes (General Wiley), Stewart Moss (Air Force Major), Thomas Bellin (Carson), Irene Tedrow (Farmer's Wife), Felice Orlandi (Cal), Sid Haig (Passenger).
To begin the second season, an atomic bomb has been sold to a small foreign country by conspirators and Steve Austin must find a way to stop delivery before Air Force missles destroy the bomb-carrying plane with him aboard.

[NBC 8:30] Chico And The Man [Reg]: Pilot
Season 1, episode 1
W: James Komack, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernie West   D: Peter Baldwin

With Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (Customer), Sidney Clute (Police Officer #1), Jerry Fogel (Police Officer #2).
An irascible aging garage owner in the barrio of East Los Angeles takes on a young Chicano in an unpredictable partnership.

[CBS 9:00] Movie: M*A*S*H (1970)
W: Ring Lardner, Jr.   D: Robert Altman

With Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Gary Burghoff, Roger Bowen, Rene Auberjonois, Jo Ann Pflug, Fred Williamson.
The popular, outrageous film about a pair of medics out to dissect Army morale was the source for the network's weekly series. Hawkeye and Trapper John try everything they can to beat the system.

[NBC 9:00] The Rockford Files [Reg]: The Kirkoff Case
Season 1, episode 1
W: Stephen J. Cannell   D: Lou Antonio

With Julie Sommars (Tawnia Baker), Roger Davis (Travis Buckman), James Woods (Larry Kirkoff), Philip Keneally (Muzzy Vinette), Milt Kogan (Marsh), Abe Vigoda (Al Dancer), Sandy de Bruin (Hostess), Fred Lerner (Parking Attendant).
James Garner returns to TV in a weekly series, starring as private eye Jim Rockford. In the first show, he is hired by the heir to a family fortune to find the slayers of his parents, although police are convinced the heir is guilty of the crime.

[ABC 9:30] The Texas Wheelers [Reg]: Wailin' Wheeler Is Dead
Season 1, episode 1
W: Dale McRaven   D: James Frawley

An earthy contemporary series centering around the lives of four motherless children and their widowed father -- Zack Wheeler -- the most irresponsible, no-account, indolent yet lovable rascal in the Lone Star state. In the first show, Truckie is faced with a school mutiny by Doobie after the return of their "daddy".

[ABC 10:00] Kolchak: The Night Stalker [Reg]: The Ripper
Season 1, episode 1
W: Rudolph Borchert   D: Allen Baron

With Mickey Gilbert (The Ripper), Beatrice Colen (Jane Plumm), Ken Lynch (Captain Warren), Roberta Collins (Detective Susan Catazzo), Denise Dillaway (Debbie Fielder), Donald Mantooth (Second Policeman), Cathey Paine (Ellen).
Darren McGavin stars as a dynamic and dogged reporter who pursues stories that appear bizarre and supernatural, and then prove to be true. Vampires, werewolves, esoteric phenomena or strange occult forces are the subjects he investigates to get his story. In the first show, a serial killer who preys on women haunts Chicago, and Kolchak comes to believe that the killer is the original Jack the Ripper, a seemingly immortal killer who has slain women in many cities over the last century.

[NBC 10:00] Police Woman [Reg]: The End Game
Season 1, episode 1
W: Mark Rodgers   D: Alvin Ganzer

With Vince Howard (Det. Johnson), Lester Fletcher (Bank Manager), Nancy Priddy (Bank Teller), Patricia Stevens (Secretary), Linda Meiklejohn (Anne St. Clair), James Murtaugh (Sanford Elliott), Robin Clarke (Officer Baker), John Howard (Leland Perrier), Bill Williams (Lt. Graumann), Linda Dano (Mary Elliott), Skip Homeier (Sgt. Fairley), Jonelle Allen (Laurette Blake), Deirdre Lenihan (Joanne McCormack), Scott Walker (Larry Chambers), Susanne Benton (Karen Wilson), Paul Burke (John Fenner).
Angie Dickinson and Earl Holliman star as undercover police. This marks Miss Dickinson's bow as a star of a regular series. She poses as a bank employee in tonight's episode in order to trap robbers.


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