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Saturday December 5, 1981
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Prime-time network TV listings for Saturday December 5, 1981:


8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Walt Disney: A Magical Disney Christmas Movie: The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
ABC Open All Night: Robin's Return It's A Living: Off The Top The Love Boat: He's My Brother / Zeke And Zelda / Teach Me Tonight Fantasy Island: Romance Times Three / Night Of The Tormented Soul
NBC Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters Doug Henning's World Of Magic (R) Television: Inside And Out
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[CBS 8:00] Walt Disney: A Magical Disney Christmas
Season 28, episode 11

Featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Chip 'n' Dale, Pluto and Goofy in a holiday celebration.

[ABC 8:00] Open All Night [Reg]: Robin's Return
Season 1, episode 2
W: Ed Vincent   D: Will Mackenzie

With Judge Reinhold (Justin), John Herzog (Chameleon), Clyde Phillip Taylor (Dr. Cavanaugh).
Terry's handling of several crises persuades Gordon to hire him as the new night manager -- just before Robin returns, expecting to resume his old position.

[NBC 8:00] Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters [Reg]
With Phyllis Diller, Mel Tillis.

[ABC 8:30] It's A Living [Reg]: Off The Top
Season 2, episode 6
W: Barbara Benedek   D: John Bowab

With Richard McKenzie (Mr. Mackinaw), Dan Frischman (Frankie).
The new owner of the restaurant fires the staff in preparation for coverting it into a health club.

[CBS 9:00] Movie: The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
W: Lee Hutson   D: Richard Michaels

With Fred Lehne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matt Clark, Noble Willingham, Barbara Barrie, Jerry Hardin, Earl Boen, Anne Haney.
The true-life efforts of Tom Butterfield, in 1962, to provide a home and family life for children with no place to go.

[ABC 9:00] The Love Boat [Reg]: He's My Brother / Zeke And Zelda / Teach Me Tonight
Season 5, episode 9
W: Tony Webster, Jill Baer, Christopher Vane, Jerry Winnick   D: Bruce Bilson

With Milton Berle (Zeke), Elaine Joyce (Nancy Bricker), Martha Raye (Zelda), Jack Bannon (Fred Bricker), Susan Richardson (Emily Parker), Herb Edelman (Howard Van Buren), Elinor Donahue (Mrs. Van Buren), Daryl Anderson (Michael Scott).
Doc is reunited with his brother, whom he hasn't seen in years; a comedy team impersonates another couple to obtain free passage; a woman experiences love for the first time when she meets a novelist.

[NBC 9:00] Doug Henning's World Of Magic [special]
With Shields & Yarnell, Marie Osmond, Ricky Schroeder.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 10:00] Fantasy Island [Reg]: Romance Times Three / Night Of The Tormented Soul
Season 5, episode 9
W: Madeline DiMaggio Wagner, Bonnie Ann Krumholz, L.T. Bentwood   D: Don Weis

With Georgia Engel (Sally Harris), Richard Anderson (Richard Martinique), Frank Bonner (Jack Simon), Frank Converse (Tony Edwards), David Groh (Ben Daniels), Dianne Kay (Beth Martinique), Stephen Shortridge (Jason Martinique), Elinor Donahue (Miss Barrens), Steven Stevens Jr. (Young Jason), Lacie Ann Shows (Young Beth), Melanie Vincz (Tia), Dawn Agrella (Angela).
A woman wants to meet the three men of her dreams, although she knows all three by telephone only; a brother and sister find their lives altered irrevocably after discovering what really happened on the night their father was killed.

[NBC 10:00] Television: Inside And Out
Series premiere. As part of a segment on actresses who are married to their managers, Rona Barrett chats with Lynda Carter and Ron Samuels; Helen Reddy and Jeff Wald; Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel, and Lynn Redgrave and John Clark.


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