CTVA US Comedy - "WKRP in Cincinnati" (MTM/CBS) Season 1 (1978-79)

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Season 1 (CBS) (1978-79)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############# WKRP in Cincinnati #############
############## season 1 1978-79 ##############
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CBS Mondays 8:00-8:30pm Eastern/ 22 episodes
prod. nos. 8001-8024 (nos. 8001, 8013, 8017 not used)
Produced by Hugh Wilson

1.1 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "PILOT (Part-1)"
prod. no. 0311-0303-0768
18Sep78 CBS Mon
directed by Jay Sandrich.
Writer: Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast: Sylvia Sidney (Mrs. Carlson).
Synopsis:
New program director Andy Travis tries to convince WKRP's owner
that rock and roll will cure the station's ailing ratings.

1.2 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "PILOT (Part-2)"
prod. no. 8008
25Sep78 CBS Mon
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Script: Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast:
Richard Stahl (Coe), Delos V. Smith, Jr. (Mr. Milker),
Nedra Volz (Mrs. Burstyn).
Synopsis:
Andy faces a fiscal crisis: Carlson won't finance a breaking-in
period for the new format, and listeners and advertisers are
complaining about the changes.

1.3 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "LES ON A LEDGE"
prod. no. 8010
02Oct78 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script by Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast: (no details)
Synopsis:
Les is barred from locker-room interviews when rumors start after a
player calls him a "queer little fellow". Les decides to end it all.

1.4 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "HOODLUM ROCK"
prod. no. 8007
09Oct78 CBS Mon
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Script by Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast:
Ned Wertimer (Steve Pievy), Chuck Waters (Waiter), Peter Elbing (Blood),
Michael Des Barres (Dog), Jim Henderson (Nigel).
Synopsis:
Andy arranges for the station to sponsor a concert with a rock
band who attack their audiences.

1.7 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "HOLD-UP"
prod. no. 8002
16Oct78 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script by Tom Chehak.
Guest Cast:
Hamilton Camp (Del Murdock), Garry Goodrow (Bob Burnat),
Bill Dial* (Buckey Dornster), Hugh Wilson* (Policeman #1).
Synopsis:
Johnny's live broadcast from a stereo shop is disrupted by a holdup
man who is actually an out of work DJ.

1.6 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "BAILEY'S SHOW"
prod. no. 8004
23Oct78 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script: Joyce Armor & Judie Neer.
Guest Cast:
Woodrow Parfrey (Dr. Hy Monroe), Kathryn Ish (Mrs. Woodruff),
Casey Brown (Mrs. Olson).
Synopsis:
Bailey's idea for a new public-opinion show backfires when the call
for potential guests brings out the weirdest people in town.

1.7 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "TURKEY'S AWAY"
prod. no. 8011
30Oct78 CBS Mon
directed by Michael Zinberg
Script by Bill Dial.
Guest Cast:
Michael Fairman (Shoe Store Owner).
Synopsis:
Carlson thinks up a wacko Thanksgiving promotional gimmick involving
live turkeys, a helicopter, and a shopping mall.

1.8 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "LOVE RETURNS"
prod. no. 8006
06Nov78 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script by Bill Dial.
Guest Cast:
Barrie Youngfellow (Linda Taylor), Hugh Gillin, Mickey McMeel.
Synopsis:
Andy may have to leave WKRP when he rekindles his love for a touring rock star.

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13Nov78 CBS Mon - no details
20Nov78 CBS Mon - no details
27Nov78 CBS Mon - no details
04Dec78 CBS Mon - no details
11Dec78 CBS Mon - no details
18Dec78 CBS Mon - no details
25Dec78 CBS Mon - no details
01Jan79 CBS Mon - no details
08Jan79 CBS Mon - no details

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1.9 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "MAMA'S REVIEW"
prod. no. 8020
15Jan79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada
Written by Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast:
Carol Bruce (Mrs. Carlson), Hamilton Camp, Garry Goodrow,
Delos V. Smith, Nedra Volz.
Synopsis:
In a series of flashbacks, Andy and Carlson update WKRP's owner
on recent station happenings.

1.10 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "A DATE WITH JENNIFER"
prod. no. 8021
22Jan79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script by Richard Sanders, Michael Fairman.
Guest Cast: (no details)
Synopsis:
Les invites Jennifer to the Silver Sow awards banquet, then suspects
she only accepted out of pity.

1.11 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "THE CONTEST NOBODY COULD WIN"
prod. no. 8019
29Jan79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada
Written by Casey Piotrowski
Guest Cast:
Vincent Schiavelli, Tracey Walter.
Synopsis:
Johnny accidentally offers listeners $5000 instead of $50 as a radio-contest prize.

1.12 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "TORNADO"
prod. no. 8016
05Feb79 CBS Mon
directed by Will MacKenzie
Script by Blake Hunter.
Guest Cast:
Rene Enriquez, Bill Saito, David Chow.
Synopsis:
A tornado strikes Cincinnati while Japanese businessmen with a
Spanish-speaking interpreter are touring the station.

[--] 12Feb79 - CBS Mon - no details

1.13 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "GOODBYE JOHNNY (Part-1)"
prod. no. 8005
19Feb79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script by Blake Hunter.
Guest Cast:
Edie McClurg (Lucille Tarlek), Janet Meshad.
Synopsis:
Johnny is offered a better-paying job in California, so the staff
devises a scheme to keep him in Cincinnati.

1.14 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "JOHNNY COMES BACK (Part-2)"
prod. no. 8009
26Feb79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script by Blake Hunter.
Guest Cast:
Philip Charles MacKenzie, Jeff Altman, Sam Anderson.
Synopsis:
Conclusion. Johnny returns to WKRP wanting to get his job back.
Instead, he is assigned to the predawn show.

1.15 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "NEVER LEAVE ME, LUCILLE"
prod. no. 8023
05Mar79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script: Bill Dial.
Guest Cast:
Edie McClurg (Lucille Tarlek), Jim Begg (Waiter).
Synopsis:
Temporarily separated from his wife, Herb envisions a fanciful
bachelorhood. Jennifer works hard to get them back together.

1.16 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "I WANT TO KEEP MY BABY"
prod. no. 8015
12Mar79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Script by Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast:
Mary Betten (Mrs. Brown), Michael Flanagan (Hudspeth), Danny Openden.
Synopsis:
Johnny refuses to relinquish an abandoned baby left at WKRP until
he can contact the mother.

[--] 19Feb79 - CBS Mon - no details

1.17 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "A COMMERCIAL BREAK"
prod. no. 8024
26Mar79 CBS Mon
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Richard Sanders, Michael Fairman.
Guest Cast:
Fred Stuthman (Ferryman)
Synopsis:
Andy has doubts about an upbeat ad campaign for a mortician.

1.18 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "WHO IS GORDON SIMMS"
prod. no. 8012
02Apr79 CBS Mon
directed by Rod Daniel.
Script by Tom Chehak.
Guest Cast:
Nicholas Worth (Sargent).
Synopsis:
Venus refuses to pose for a newspaper ad because he's wanted by
the law, for deserting from the army after Vietnam.

[--] 09Apr79 - CBS Mon - no details
[--] 16Apr79 - CBS Mon - no details


1.19 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "I DO, I DO... FOR NOW"
prod. no. 8014
23Apr79 CBS Mon
directed by Will MacKenzie
Script by Tom Chehak.
Guest Cast:
Hoyt Axton (T.J.), Buzz Sapien (man in elevator).
[Note: Sapien is the stage manager for the show]
Synopsis:
Jennifer tries to discourage a former beau from her hometown,
by pretending that she's married---to Johnny Fever.

1.20 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "YOUNG MASTER CARLSON"
prod. no. 8022
30Apr79 CBS Mon
directed by Will MacKenzie
Written by Blake Hunter & Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast:
Carol Bruce (Mrs. Carlson), Sparky Marcus (Little Arthur).
Synopsis:
Mother Carlson insists her grandson be allowed to roam around the
station after he's booted out of military school.

[--] 07May79 - CBS Mon - no details
[--] 14May79 - CBS Mon - no details
[--] 21May79 - CBS Mon - no details

1.21 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: "FISH STORY"
prod. no. 8018
28May79 CBS Mon
directed by Asaad Kelada.
Guest Cast:
Lee Bergere (Pig), Jerry Hardin (Trooper), M.G. Kelly, Jack O'Leary.
Synopsis:
Andy tells a journalist that WKRP is just a "run-of-the-mill" station,
even though Herb is running around in a carp suit, and Bailey gets
arrested in a men's restroom. Meanwhile, Johnny and Venus are doing
an on-air test of the effects of alcohol.

1.22 [--] WKRP in Cincinnati: PREACHER
prod. no. 8003
04Jun79 CBS Mon
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Script by Bill Dial.
Guest Cast:
Michael Keenan (Little Ed Pembrook), John Chappell (Rev. Drinkwater),
Arthur Malet (Father O'Riley), Jeremiah Morris (Rabbi Fishback),
Suzanne Kent/Mary Steelsmith/Cynthia Szigeti (Merciful Sisters of Melody).
Synopsis:
A wrestler turned preacher uses his radio sermon to sell merchandise,
and Andy tries to get rid of him.

############# WKRP in Cincinnati #############
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