The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on December 18, 1976 · 89
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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia · 89

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Saturday, December 18, 1976
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1976 fffrf Atlanta Journal and CONSTITUTION 4 1 -T The Second Season By JOAN HANAUER UPI Television Writer It seems like something Ebenezer Scrooge might do dumping their follies just when everyone else is decking the halls with boughs of holly. That's the economics of the television game, however, and with the new year comes the so-called "second season," when the networks try again in the spots that hit the bottom of the Nielsen ratings this fall. CBS, which has gone from No. 1 to No. 3 this season, had a lot of changes to make. The network already has announced the dropping of some shows and now is eliminating "Tony Orlando and Dawn" and "Spencer's Pilots" from the list also. Added to the CBS schedule in January will be two new hour-long dramas and two new half-hour situation comedies, with seven other shows switching their time slots for a totally new look, but with a lot of the same old faces. NBC is dropping "The Quest," television's only regular Western series, along with the John O'Hara inspired "Gibbsville," and Dick Van Dyke goes off the air, a talented performer fallen victim to a poor showcase. The network will add two new hour- long dramas, and will take the Jack Klug-man "Quincy" segment of its Sunday Mystery Movie series and move it to a new night and a regular weekly presentation. ABC had announced its new lineup last week, and that gives the television audience a new winter-spring schedule. The changes will will look like, this, on a night-by-night basis. remain in their former spots, followed from 10-11 p.m., by "The Andros Targets," starring James Su-torius in a series based on the work of several American investigative reporters exposing injustice and corruption. ABC will show special events through February, then "Most Wanted" will move into the 9 p.m., Eastern time, period, followed by the hour-long "Feather and Father" about a woman lawyer and her ex-conman father. Tuesday Sunday NBC and ABC remain the same. CBS kicks off with the news program based on people, "Who's Who," from 8-9 p.m.. Eastern time, with "MASH" and "One Day At A Time" in their usual slots, followed from 10-11 p.m., Eastern time with "Kojak." Jared Martin plays a 23rd Century Earthling skilled in ESP; Ike Isenman is a 13-year-old with unusual ability to understand para-scientific phenomena, and Carl Franklin is the medical expert on a scientific expedition in the Bermuda Triongie that is transported to an uncharter island in a dimension where all time past, present and fug-ure coexists. Sounds like "land of the lost" stalks by night. "Quincy" follows, with "Best Sellers" moviing into the 10-11 p.m. slot. CBS keeps its schedule intact. ABC sticks with "Kotter" at 8 p.m., then moves "What's Happening" into the 8:30-9 p.m., spot, pushing "Barney Miller" a half hour later to 9 p.m., with Tony Randall following at 9:30 p.m., Eastern time. Friday NBC stays with current programs. CBS offers no new shows, but is switching over a bunch from Monday and Tuesday nights. The 7-8 p.m., Eastern time slot sticks with "60 Minutes." It will be followed by "Rhoda," "Phyllis" and "Switch," then back to previous programing with "Delvec-chio." On ABC the big Sunday change is the Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys adventures from 8-9 p.m., Eastern time. Wednesday Monday NBC will stick with current programs. CBS moves "The Jeffersons" into the 8-8:30 p.m., Eastern time slot, followed from 8:30-9 p.m., by a new situation comedy, "On Your Own," starring Alan Arkin's son, Adam, as a 22-year-old boy whose search for independence is hampered by over-protective parents and three older brothers. From 9-10 p.m., "Maude" and "All's Fair" NBC replaces "The Quest" with a new series. "Nightmare," a mystery and suspense anthology with major guest stars. CBS sticks with "Good Times" at 8 p.m., Eastern time, then comes in with "A Year At The Top," Norman lear's new situation comedy with music about a young singing group formed when a group of aging musical performers including Mickey Rooney, Vivian Blaine and Robert Alda (Alan's dad) sell their souls to the devil's daughter in exchange for a year at the top of the record business. It will be followed by the CBS Wednesday night movie. ABC plans no changes. No changes on NBC. CBS comes in 8 9 p.m.. Eastern time, with "Code R" at 8-9 p.m., offering an action-adventure series about emergency police, fire and ocean rescue teams on on island community. Then comes Sonny and Cher, followed by "Executive Suite" in its new time slot. On ABC, Friday night remains the same. Saturday Thursday NBC brings in a new hour-long drama, "Fan tastic Journey," in the 8-9 p.m.. Eastern time slot. NBC and CBS remain intact. ABC starts off with "Mrs. Blansky's Beauties" from 8-8:30 p.m.. Eastern time. Mrs. B is Nancy Walker, playing den mother to a dozen las Vegas showgirls, including Roz Kelly, who played Pinky Tuscadero, Fonzi's ex-girlfriend, on "Happy Days." Following will be a "Barney Miller" spinoff, "Fish," starring Abe Vigoda in the title role, with Florence Stanley as his wife, Bernice. The couple adopt five disadvantaged kids. "Most Wanted" will stay in its 10-11 slot until March, when it switches nights and "Dog and Cat," billed as an amusing detective series, moves in. am mm FUN IN THE JOUfWAL Here's a Gift Dad will really appreciate and so will your pocket book! Bcvoogslov&s theBicUensout WEE E ATE TDA DCM A Df 6 WEED EATER makes the nylon cord trimmer protected by U.S. patents. We made 'em first. We make 'em last. 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