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Saturday December 16, 1978
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Prime-time network TV listings for Saturday December 16, 1978:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (R) The Tiny Tree (R) Movie: Who'll Save Our Children? (1978)
ABC Welcome Back, Kotter: A Winter's Coat Tail Carter Country: Hurricane Jasper The Love Boat: Double Wedding / The Ventriloquists / Julie Falls Hard Fantasy Island: The Lady And The Longhorn / Vampire
NBC CHiPs: Down Time Lifeline Weekend

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] How The Grinch Stole Christmas! [special]
W: Dr. Seuss   D: Chuck Jones

With June Foray, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dal McKennon.
Animated musical special about how the Grinch attempts to erase Christmas from the tiny town of Whoville by stealing all the symbols of the season.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:00] Welcome Back, Kotter [Reg]: A Winter's Coat Tail
Season 4, episode 13
W: George Arthur Bloom, Earl Barret   D: Norman Abbott

With John Travolta (Vinnie Barbarino), John Hollander (Punk), Adam Hollander (Punk), Melonie Haller (Angie Globagoski).
Barbarino lets the Sweathogs talk him into opening his very special Christmas gift early.

[NBC 8:00] CHiPs [Reg]: Down Time
Season 2, episode 13
W: Rick Mittleman   D: John Florea

With Burr DeBenning (Bill Ross), Susan Kiger (Brandy), Randi Oakes (Kim Balford), Deborah Zon (Melodie Fisher), Barry Cahill (Max Kinneman).
Ponch's newly rebuilt car is stolen by a ring of female auto thieves, ruining his vacation plans.

[CBS 8:30] The Tiny Tree [special]
Christmas is made much merrier for a little girl by a unique little pine tree.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:30] Carter Country [Reg]: Hurricane Jasper
Season 2, episode 8
W: Martin Rips, Joseph Staretski   D: Peter Baldwin

With J.A. Preston (Jesse Haskell), Steffen Zacharias (Fanatic), John Ashton (Guardsman), Fernando Escandon (Luis).
Jasper assumes command in Clinton Corners when the town is put under martial law because of a hurricane.

[CBS 9:00] Movie: Who'll Save Our Children? (1978)
W: William Hanley   D: George Schaefer

With Shirley Jones, Len Cariou, Cassie Yates, Frances Sternhagen.
A childless couple provide shelter for a pair of homeless children. When they try to adopt them the natural parents appear, leading to the inevitable court battle.

[ABC 9:00] The Love Boat [Reg]: Double Wedding / The Ventriloquists / Julie Falls Hard
Season 2, episode 13
W: Ray Jessel, Michael Norrell, Lan O'Kun   D: Bob Claver

With Cyb Barnstable (Judy Barrett), Trish Barnstable (Joanie Barrett), David Nelson (Gary Gage), Fred Travalena (Ted Ashton), Ruth Buzzi (Patti Harmon), Sid Caesar (Michael Harmon), Tony Roberts (Jack Chenault), Melora Hardin (Courtney Chenault), Annrae Walterhouse (Ashley Chenault).
A separated couple are assigned to the same cabin; twins and their fiancees prepare for their double wedding; Julie falls for a widower traveling with his daughters.

[NBC 9:00] Lifeline

[ABC 10:00] Fantasy Island [Reg]: The Lady And The Longhorn / Vampire
Season 2, episode 13
W: Ron Friedman, Dan Ullman   D: Arnold Laven

With Robert Reed (Leo Drake), Julie Sommars (Carmen Drake), Eva Gabor (Vera Templeton), Lloyd Bochner (Maurice Benson), Jack Elam (Hollis Buford Jr.), Tammy Lauren (Tracy), Erica Yohn (Erica), Noah Keen (Paul), Ray Stewart (Sidney), Richard Haynes (Judge), Charles Macaulay (Dwight), Vicki Kriegler (Magda), Yuliis Ruval (Stella).
A famous actor wants to visit the hunting grounds of Dracula; a female tycoon dreams of snagging a certain millionaire.

[NBC 10:00] Weekend
The high incidence of robberies in 24-hour chain stores; the real estate boom in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs; economic warfare between American and Japanese manufacturers of micro-electric circuits.

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