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THE MONKEES ON ABC SATURDAY AFTERNOON


Interesting note: during the 1972-73 season, ABC had 2 made-for-TV rock groups on its schedule: The Partridge Family (at the time in its 3rd season) on Friday nights (before it moved to Saturday nights in June '73), and The Monkees on Saturday afternoons.

Preceded By:

8:00-8:30 AMH.R. Pufnstuf
8:30-9:00 AMJackson 5ive
9:00-9:30 AMThe Osmonds
9:30-10:30 AMThe ABC Saturday Superstar Movies
10:30-11:00 AM The Brady Kids
11:00-11:30 AMBewitched
11:30-NoonKid Power
Noon-12:30 PMThe Funky Phantom
12:30-1:00 PM Liddsville

Followed By:

1:30-2:00 PMAmerican Bandstand '72

Other Networks:

CBS:CBS Children's Film Festival1:00-1:30 PM
NBC:local programming1:00-1:30 PM


1972-1973 SEASON
ABC Saturdays, 1:00-1:30 P.M.

AirdateEpisode
9/9/72“The Case Of The Missing Monkee”
9/16/72"Monkees Marooned"
9/23/72"Monkees Marooned"
Obviously a TV Guide typo!
9/30/72“Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”
10/7/72“The Spy Who Came In From The Cool”
10/14/72“One Man Shy”
(a.k.a. "Peter And The Debutante")
10/21/72“Monkee Versus Machine”
10/28/72PREEMPTION: College Football Pre-Game Show
11/4/72“The Monkees Get Out More Dirt”
11/11-12/2/72PREEMPTION: College Football Pre-Game Show
12/9/72“Find The Monkees”
(a.k.a. "The Audition")
12/16/72“Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth”
12/23/72“The Royal Flush”
12/30/72"The Monkees On The Wheel"
1/6/73“The Chaperone”
1/13/73“The Success Story”
1/20/73PREEMPTION: Inauguration Of President Nixon(!)
1/27/73"The Card-Carrying Red Shoes"
2/3/73"The Monstrous Monkeemash"
2/10/73 "I Was A 99-lb. Weakling"
(a.k.a. "Physical Culture")
2/17/73“Monkee See, Monkee Die”
2/24/73“I've Got A Little Song Here”
3/3/73"The Devil And Peter Tork"
3/10/73PREEMPTION: Soul Unlimited
3/17/73"Monkee Mayor"
3/24/73PREEMPTION: Soul Unlimited
3/31/73“Monkee Mother”
4/7/73PREEMPTION: American Bandstand
4/14/73PREEMPTION: Soul Unlimited
4/21/73“Captain Crocodile”
4/28/73“The Case Of The Missing Monkee”
5/5/73"Monkees Marooned"
5/12/73“Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”
5/19/73“The Spy Who Came In From The Cool”
5/26/73“One Man Shy”
(a.k.a. "Peter And The Debutante")
6/2/73PREEMPTION: Rockin' The Place
6/9/73“Monkee Versus Machine”
6/16/73“The Monkees At The Movies”
6/23/73PREEMPTION: American Bandstand's 20th Anniversary Show
6/30/73“The Monkees Get Out More Dirt”
7/7/73PREEMPTION: Action '73
7/14/73“Find The Monkees”
(a.k.a. "The Audition")
7/21/73“Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth”
7/28/73“The Royal Flush”
8/4/73PREEMPTION: Action '73
8/11/73"The Monkees On The Wheel"
8/18/73“The Chaperone”
8/25/73“The Success Story”

This concludes the Saturday Afternoon run of The Monkees, as well as its 6-year run on network television overall. Its 58 episodes will be sold to local markets for syndication in September 1975.


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