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Thursday September 21, 1978
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Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday September 21, 1978:


8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Waltons: The Empty Nest (1) Barnaby Jones: Blind Jeopardy
ABC Mork & Mindy: Mork Moves In What's Happening: Disco Dollar Disaster Barney Miller: The Search Soap: Episode 27 Family: Starting Over
NBC Project UFO: Sighting 4015: The Underwater Incident Quincy, M.E.: The Last Six Hours W.E.B.: To Angelica With Love
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[CBS 8:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Empty Nest (1)
Season 7, episode 1
W: Claire Whitaker, Rod Peterson   D: Philip Leacock

With Jay W. MacIntosh (Betty Lou Sarver), Dick Whittington (Mr. Pringle), Sima Conrad (Secretary), Peggy Rea (Mrs. Borer), Michael Conrad (Matt Sarver), Lou Frizzell (Joe Murdock).
Season premiere. Mary Ellen and Erin decide to take an apartment in Charlottesville to be closer to school and work. The girls' venture leaves John and Olivia melancholy as they watch their family splinter into different directions, beginning with John-Boy's move to New York and, later, Grandpa's death.

[ABC 8:00] Mork & Mindy [Reg]: Mork Moves In
Season 1, episode 2
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Howard Storm

Mork, too unfamiliar with earthling ways to go out on his own, moves into the attic of Mindy's apartment over the outraged opposition of her old-fashioned father.

[NBC 8:00] Project UFO [Reg]: Sighting 4015: The Underwater Incident
Season 2, episode 1
W: Steve Downing, Margaret Armen, Alf Harris, Robert Blees   D: John Patterson

With Scott Thomas (Paul Marshall), Caroline McWilliams (Eve Summers), Laurette Spang (Linda Collins), Allen Case (Cmdr. Bell).
Season premiere. A charter boat is rammed by a UFO and a marine biologist is found unconscious on a stretch of beach that is unmarked by either tracks or footprints.

[ABC 8:30] What's Happening [Reg]: Disco Dollar Disaster
Season 3, episode 1
W: Deborah Pastoria   D: Mark Warren

With Earl Billings (Rob), Candy Mobley (Girl #2), Ralph Wilcox (Danny Domino), Henry Robinson (Leon), Franchesska Berry (Charlene), Rochelle Runnells (Girl #1), John Witherspoon (M.C.), Sarina C. Grant (Sign-Up Girl), Andre Edwards (James).
Season premiere. Rerun enters a disco contest and raises the money he needs by selling a percentage of his winnings to "investors", but then gets carried away and sells too many shares of himself.

[ABC 9:00] Barney Miller [Reg]: The Search
Season 5, episode 2
W: Bob Colleary, Tony Sheehan   D: Noam Pitlik

With Arny Freeman (Milton Holly / Mr. Science), Jenny O'Hara (Teresa Schnable), Bruce Kirby (Franklin Claymore).
When a young woman breaks into a men's bathhouse to confront her missing father after a 28-year search, his refusal to admit he's her father adds to a commotion that lands them both in the 12th Precinct stationhouse.

[NBC 9:00] Quincy, M.E. [Reg]: The Last Six Hours
Season 4, episode 1
W: Steve Greenberg, Aubrey Solomon   D: Corey Allen

With Sharon Acker (Barbara), John Anderson (Justin DeWilde), Scott Marlowe (DiCenzio), Steve Franken (Dr. Kitei), Paul Carr (Dr. Weiss), Mary Carver (Mrs. Purdy), Len Lesser (DeGroot), Karen Philipp (Secretary), Evelyn Guerrero (Lab Assistant).
Season premiere. Quincy races against time to isolate the mysterious poison that has already proven fatal to an auto accident victim and the investigating officer.

[ABC 9:30] Soap [Reg]: Episode 27
Season 2, episode 2
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Officer Tinkler), Sorrell Booke (Charles Lefkowitz), Florence Halop (Aunt Esther), Rene Levant (Guard).
The glittering wedding of Danny Dallas and Elaine Lefkowitz is climaxed by a startling announcement fro the bride's mobster father.

[CBS 10:00] Barnaby Jones [Reg]: Blind Jeopardy
Season 7, episode 1
W: William Keys   D: Walter Grauman

With Gretchen Corbett (Jenny Hastings), Richard Evans (Lester), Donald May (Curt Phillips), Ron Max (Morgan), Betty Lynn (Mrs. Russell), Sandie Newton (Marsha), Sean Griffin (Dr. Young).
Season premiere. Barnaby is temporarily blinded by a grazing bullet wound and engages in a desperate battle of wits to save himself and a key murder witness from two killers.

[ABC 10:00] Family [Reg]: Starting Over
Season 4, episode 1
W: Carol Evan McKeand   D: Richard Kinon

With Nicolas Coster (Al Krantz), James Staley (Photographer), K. Callahan (Sophie Sullivan).
Season premiere. Quinn Cummings is introduced as Annie Cooper, a precocious orphan who joins the Lawrence family and creates tension by refusing all offers of affection, especially from infuriated big sister Buddy.

[NBC 10:00] W.E.B. [Reg]: To Angelica With Love
Season 1, episode 3

With Sian Barbara Allen.
Ellen Cunningham's best friend, an actress, gets the most important role of her career and then learns that she may die of a brain tumor before the film is completed.


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