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1981 - 1982 TV Schedule

Sunday

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Code Red (Nov.) Today's F.B.I. (Oct.) The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS 60 Minutes Archie Bunker's Place One Day at a Time Alice The Jeffersons Trapper John, M.D.
NBC local CHiPs NBC Sunday Night at the Movies (Oct.)

Note : On NBC, The Powers of Matthew Star was supposed to have aired 7-8 p.m., starting December 6, but production difficulties forced its delay into the next season.

Monday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC That's Incredible! Monday Night Football
CBS Private Benjamin The Two of Us M*A*S*H House Calls Lou Grant
NBC Little House on the Prairie NBC Monday Night at the Movies

Tuesday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Happy Days Laverne and Shirley Three's Company Too Close for Comfort Hart to Hart
CBS Simon and Simon (Nov.) The CBS Tuesday Night Movies
NBC Father Murphy (Nov.) Bret Maverick (Dec.) Flamingo Road

Note: On CBS, local programming aired at 8-9 p.m. till mid-November. On NBC, NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies aired at 8-10 p.m. till the end of October, along with local programming at 10-11 p.m.

Wednesday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Greatest American Hero The Fall Guy (Nov.) Dynasty
CBS Mr. Merlin (Oct.) WKRP in Cincinnati Nurse Shannon (Nov.)
NBC Real People The Facts of Life Love, Sidney (Oct.) Quincy, M.E.

Note: On ABC, specials aired at 9-10 p.m. till the end of October. On CBS, The CBS Wednesday Night Movies aired at 9-11 p.m. till early November.

Thursday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Mork and Mindy Best of the West (Sep.) Barney Miller (Nov.) Taxi 20/20
CBS Magnum, P.I. Knots Landing Jessica Novak (Nov.)
NBC Harper Valley Lewis & Clark (Oct.) Diff'rent Strokes Gimme a Break! (Oct.) Hill Street Blues

Note: On CBS, Nurse aired at 9-10 p.m. and Knots Landing at 10-11 p.m., both in September and October. On ABC, Bosom Buddies aired at 9-9:30 p.m. in October.

Friday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Benson Bosom Buddies Darkroom (Nov.) Strike Force (Nov.)
CBS The Incredible Hulk The Dukes of Hazzard Dallas
NBC NBC Magazine McClain's Law (Nov.) Local

Note: On ABC, The ABC Friday Night Movie aired 9-11 p.m. through till mid-November. Open All Night was supposed to have aired 8:30-9 p.m., but because Maggie had been canceled, aired on Saturday instead. On NBC, NBC Friday Night at the Movies aired 9-11 p.m. through November 20. The Devlin Connection was supposed to have premiered in the 10-11 p.m. time period on November 27, but was held back until the following season when its star, Rock Hudson, had heart surgery in early November. As a result, CBS quietly and permanently canceled The Incredible Hulk, moving The Dukes of Hazzard to 8-9 p.m. and Dallas to 9-10 p.m., effective December 4. Falcon Crest, which the WGA strike had supposed to have held back until the following season, was rushed into production to take over the 10-11 p.m. time period on December 4.

Saturday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Maggie (Oct.) Making a Living The Love Boat Fantasy Island
CBS Walt Disney The CBS Saturday Night Movies
NBC Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Various

Note: On ABC, Maggie was replaced by Open All Night, effective November 28; King's Crossing, which was supposed to have aired 8-9 p.m., was delayed until February, 1982, as an indirect result of the WGA strike.