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Friday December 9, 1977
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Prime-time network TV listings for Friday December 9, 1977:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Wonder Woman: Mind Stealers From Outer Space (2) Movie: White Lightning (1973)
ABC The Year Without A Santa Claus (R) The Carpenters At Christmas John Davidson Christmas Special
NBC C.P.O. Sharkey: Sharkey The Actor Chico And The Man: Ed, The Hero The Rockford Files: Forced Retirement Quincy, M.E.: The Deadly Connection

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Wonder Woman [Reg]: Mind Stealers From Outer Space (2)
Season 2, episode 11
W: Stephen Kandel   D: Alan Crosland

With Dack Rambo (Andros), Pamela Mason (Carla Burgess), Vincent Van Patten (Johnny), Earl Boen (Chaka), Barbara O. Jones (Sell), Allan Migicovsky (Dr. Rand), Curt Lowens (Nordling), Regis Cordic (Professor Eidleman), Lana Marie Henricks (Karen), Lori Ann Henricks (Kim), Eric Mason (Senator Wainright), Kristin Larkin (Debbie).
Wonder Woman and Andros must stop the Skrill before they ravage Earth or the Interplanetary Council will destroy the Skrill -- and Earth.

[ABC 8:00] The Year Without A Santa Claus [special]
W: William Keenan   D: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

With Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden.
Santa Claus decides to forego delivering gifts and catch up on his sleep instead. Voices of Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney and Dick Shawn.

(Repeat program)

[NBC 8:00] C.P.O. Sharkey [Reg]: Sharkey The Actor
Season 2, episode 6
W: Arnie Rosen

With David Spielberg (Director), King Moody (Sherman).
A star-struck Sharkey gives himself the full glamour treatment, complete with toupee, mudpack facials and padded shoulders, when he is cast as "the everyday CPO" by a documentary film crew.

[NBC 8:30] Chico And The Man [Reg]: Ed, The Hero
Season 4, episode 10
W: Carmen Finestra   D: Jack Donohue

With Art Lewis (Floyd Varner), Ralph Manza (Hector Gomez), Kenia Borell (Theresa), Margarita Cordova (Rosa Gomez).
The garage has a run on charity cases when Raul tries to impress his classmates by writing a composition about Ed fixing cars for free for the poor.

[CBS 9:00] Movie: White Lightning (1973)
W: William W. Norton   D: Joseph Sargent

With Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins.
A hot rod driver-moonshiner, currently doing some time in the penitentiary, learns that his brother has been killed and arranges a deal with the U.S. Treasury to be sprung from prison to help catch a corrupt sheriff.

[ABC 9:00] The Carpenters At Christmas [special]
W: Bill Larkin, Stephen Spears   D: Bob Henry

With Harvey Korman, Kristy McNichol.
Music-variety special.

[NBC 9:00] The Rockford Files [Reg]: Forced Retirement
Season 4, episode 11
W: William R. Stratton   D: Alexander Singer

With Larry Hagman (Richard Lessing / Paul Grisham), Margie Impert (Susan Kenniston), Denny Miller (Chris Jenks), Ron Masak (Virgil Cheski), William Joyce (Sumner Harcourt), Conrad Bachmann (Curt Rundstedt), Bill Hart (Benish), John Davey (Sgt. Jacobson), Doug Hale (Restaurant Manager).
Rockford masquerades as a wealthy oil baron and risks his life to check out a company's claim that it has developed a new offshore oil recovery device.

[ABC 10:00] John Davidson Christmas Special [special]
W: Herbert Baker   D: Tony Charmoli

With Tim Conway, Betty White.
Music-variety special.

[NBC 10:00] Quincy, M.E. [Reg]: The Deadly Connection
Season 3, episode 11
W: Sheldon Stark   D: Alec Marol

With Lonny Chapman (Paul Davis), Elisha Cook Jr. (Henry Davis), Teddy Eccles (Chris Davis), Guy Stockwell (Jack Porter), Gil Serna (Gutierrez), James Karen (Dr. Lench), Alice Hirson (Jane Davis), Katherine Moffat (Nancy Porter), Richard John Miller (Dr. Jessup).
A mysterious epidemic in a small ranching community sends Quincy and Sam on a life-or-death assignment to identify the disease before the afflicted patients succumb.

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