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.

Airdate Episode
9/9/72 “The Case Of The Missing Monkee”
9/16/72 "The Monkees Marooned"
9/23/72 "The 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”
10/28/72 PREEMPTION: College Football Pre-Game Show
11/4/72 “The Monkees Get Out More Dirt”
11/11-12/2/72 PREEMPTION: 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”
1/20/73 PREEMPTION: Inauguration Of President Richard Milhous Nixon
1/27/73 "The Card-Carrying Red Shoes"
2/3/73 "The Monstrous Monkee Mash"
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"
3/10/73 PREEMPTION: Soul Unlimited
3/17/73 "Monkee Mayor"
3/24/73 PREEMPTION: Soul Unlimited
3/31/73 “Monkee Mother”
4/7/73 PREEMPTION: American Bandstand
4/14/73 PREEMPTION: Soul Unlimited
4/21/73 “Captain Crocodile”
4/28/73 “The Case Of The Missing Monkee”
5/5/73 "The 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")
6/2/73 PREEMPTION: Rockin' The Place
6/9/73 “Monkee Versus Machine”
6/16/73 “The Monkees At The Movies”
6/23/73 PREEMPTION: American Bandstand's 20th Anniversary Show
6/30/73 “The Monkees Get Out More Dirt”
7/7/73 PREEMPTION: 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”
8/4/73 PREEMPTION: 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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