CTVA US Crime - "Most Wanted" (Quinn Martin/ABC)(1976-77) Robert Stack, Shelly Novack

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The Name of The Game  (1968-71) Most Wanted (1976-77) - Strike Force (1981-82)
Most Wanted (1976-77)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Cindy Rumbold, Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox, Mark Topaz
references:
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MOST WANTED
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Quinn Martin production
for
ABC (Saturdays 10:00pm EST)(eps 1-15)
ABC (Mondays)(eps. 16-21)(to be verified)
Executive Producer Quinn Martin
Produced by John Wilder, Paul King

US Police series 1976-77 pilot + 22 episodes x 60 min color
starring
Robert Stack
as Capt. Linc (Lincoln) Evers
co-starring
Shelly Novack as Sgt. Charlie Benson
Jo Ann Harris as Officer Kate Manners (not in pilot tv movie)
Hari Rhodes as Mayor Dan Stoddard (Percy Rodriguez in pilot)

Premise:
The exploits of the "Most Wanted Unit", an elite enforcement division
of the L.A.P.D. that is designed to apprehend criminals on the most wanted list.

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 MOST WANTED  (90 min Pilot TV Film)
21Mar76 ABC Sunday
Executive Producer Quinn Martin
Produced by John Wilder
Written by Larry Heath
Directed by Walter Grauman
music by Lalo Shifrin
Starring:
Robert Stack as Lincoln Evers
Shelly Novack as Charlie Benson
Leslie Charleson as Officer Lee Herrick
(pilot only)
(Jo Ann Harris is the female officer Kate Manners in the series)
Tom Selleck as Officer Tom Roybo
(pilot only)
Percy Rodriguez as Mayor Stoddard
(Hari Rhodes in series)
Guest Cast:
Marj Dusay .... Jean Evers
Jack Kehoe .... Phil Benedict
Stephen McNally .... Reverend Benson
Sheree North .... Melissa Dawson
Roger Perry .... Harkness
Fred Sadoff .... Goldberg
Kitty Winn .... Sister Beth
Daniel Selby .... Boy on Playground
Synopsis:
A rapist/killer who preys on nuns prompts the mayor of Los Angeles to create a special
  task force headed by Linc Evers. Can they catch the killer before he strikes again?

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ABC Saturdays 10:00 pm Eastern

[01] Most Wanted:
THE SPY KILLER
    16Oct76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Harris Yulin
Allan Miller
Roy Poole
Ward Costello
Robert Mandan (Soap)

[02] Most Wanted:
THE SLAVER
    23Oct76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Ian McShane
Linda Kelsey (Lou Grant)
Rosemary Murphy
Kaz Garas
    Sam Chew
    John Zaremba
    Ken Lynch
Joseph Perry
Jenny Sherman

 
1.03 [--] Most Wanted: THE CORRUPTER
30Oct76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Michael Burns ..... Bobby
Mariette Hartley .. Lt. Ruth Massey
Dennis Olivieri ... Alfred Hemming
Clint Young ....... Markham
Frank Maxwell ..... Arnold
Don McGovern ...... Lt. Urey
Bob Hoy
Synopsis:
A computer expert plans to hijack a convoy of plutonium and hold it for ransom. [RF]

1.04 [--] Most Wanted: THE TWO DOLLAR KIDNAPPERS
06Nov76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Clu Gulager ......... Shelby
E.J. Peaker ......... Meg Warren
Thalmus Rasulala .... Fort
Phillip R. Allen .... Warren
Harlee McBride ...... Lila
Paul Cavonis
Art Metrano
Bill Catching
Synopsis:
A gang specializing in a high volume of kidnapings charges "discount" ransoms. [RF]

[--] 13Nov76 - ABC Sat - no details

1.05 [--] Most Wanted: THE WOLF PACK
20Nov76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Kristoffer Tabori ... William Conley
Les Lannom .......... Donald Markle
Peggy McCay ......... Sylvia Markle
Robert Sampson ...... Markle
Aubri Martin ........ Wilma
Rickie Sorenson ..... Jeff
Synopsis:
Revolutionaries determined to free imprisoned cohorts employ guerrilla tactics. [RF]

1.06 [--] Most Wanted: THE HEISMAN KILLER
27Nov76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Art Hindle .......... Harris
Robert Hays ......... Collins
Ed Nelson ........... Watson
John Morgan Evans ... Froggie
George Wallace ...... Kramer
Gene Clark .......... Jones
Richard Bull ........ Nye
Lew Brown ........... Captain Coonz
Synopsis:
An assassin has announced he plans to kill a Heisman Trophy winner during the Rose Bowl game. [RF]

[--] 04Dec76 - ABC Sat no details
[--] 11Dec76 - ABC Sat no details


1.07 [--] Most Wanted: THE TORCH
18Dec76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Michael McGuire ..... Westra
Carl Franklin ....... Tannehill
Aldine King ......... Marie
Helen Funai ......... Miko
James Gammon ........ Joe Carter
Alan Bergmann ....... Jim Clendennon
Synopsis:
An extortionist-firebomber tries to frame a man struggling to overcome his pyromania. [RF]

1.08 [--] Most Wanted: THE TEN-PERCENTER
25Dec76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Lynda Day George .... Laurie Chandler
Edward Power ........ Joe Blake
Len Birman .......... Gil Slade
Joan Pringle ........ Bonnie Jacks
Carl Weintraub ...... Dave Thomas
Synopsis:
The unit goes after a gang of burglars led by an attorney who handpicks her personnel and targets. [RF]

1.09 [--] Most Wanted: THE WHITE COLLAR KILLER
01Jan77 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
George DiCenzo ....... Blaine
Joe E. Tata .......... Toller
Katherine Cannon ..... Eileen Carson
Lloyd Bochner ........ Dr. Simmons
John Karlen .......... Red Murphy
Ric Mancini
Stewart Moss
Synopsis:
Link, Charlie and Kate pose as inmates, in a minimum-security prison in
an effort to collar assassins specializing in the murder of convicted government officials. [RF]

 1.10 [--] Most Wanted:
THE FIXER [MT] (not "Ms. Murder")
08-Jan-1977 ABC Sat

Guest Cast:
James Luisi ......... Moore
Murray Hamilton ..... Kelly
Paul Jenkins ........ Lavers
Gary Collins ........ Bishop
Marianne McAndrew ... Victoria Bishop
Susan Howard
Fred Stuthman
William Smithers
Synopsis:
Mobsters are after journalists investigating their syndicate. [RF]

1.11 [--] Most Wanted: THE PIRATE
15Jan77 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Chris Robinson ...... Steve
Christine Belford ... Jennifer Haron
Jay Varela .......... Diaz
William Prince ...... Barnes
Kenneth Tobey ....... Harbormaster
Synopsis:
The unit trails a gang that hijacks yachts and kills their owners and crews. [RF]

[12] Most Wanted:
THE HIT MAN
05Feb77 ABC Sat
Written by Robert Janes
Directed by Richard Lang
Guest Cast:
Eric Braeden
Janet MacLachlan
Ford Rainey
Than Wyenn
Carl Betz (The Donna Reed Show)
Synopsis:
Wealthy financier Warren Hill has nursed a grudge against Mayor Stoddard for ruining his political career.
Hill now seeks revenge - and hires an international hit man to kill the Mayor.
(UK airdate: 28Dec78 BBC1 UK Thur)

 
1.13 [--] Most Wanted: THE RITUAL KILLER
12Feb77 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
James Olson ......... Ryerson
Devon Ericson ....... Julia
Robert Dowdell ...... Dr. Andrews
Ned Romero .......... Fox
David Hinton ........ Spencer
Synopsis:
The Unit hunts a serial rapist killer. [RF]

1.14 [--] Most Wanted: THE TUNNEL KILLER
19Feb77 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Stuart Whitman ...... Jacques Tyler
Robert Yuro ......... Frank Nelson
Arlene Golonka ...... Sheila
Norman Alden ........ Rick Barone
Hal Williams ........ Rashad
Synopsis:
A bank robber needs a quick $2 million to finance his debut as a gunrunner. [RF]

1.15 [--] Most Wanted: MS. MURDER [MT] (not "The Parasite")
26-Feb-1977 ABC Sat.
Guest Cast:
James McMullan ...... Paul Franklin
Jennifer Warren ..... Angela
Renne Jarrett ....... Kathy Franklin
Phillip Pine ........ Julius Portugal
Dick Bakalyan
Dan Ferrone
Synopsis:
Fearing underworld retaliation, a labor leader who killed a syndicate chief's son tries to cover up the deed. [RF]

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Moves from ABC Saturdays to ABC Mondays (to be verified)
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1.16 [--] Most Wanted: THE INSIDER [MT] (not "The Spellbinder")
07Mar77 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
John Saxon .......... Mason
Jason Evers ......... Taylor
John Calvin ......... Reed
Trish Stewart ....... Leslie Hall
William Swan ........ Leonard
Robert Patten ....... Allen
Jim Nolan ........... Father Byrnes
Synopsis:
A stockbroker using a get-rich quick scam on businessmen covers his tracks with murder. [RF]

1.17 [--] Most Wanted: THE DRIVER
14Mar77 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Pernell Roberts ..... Bailey
Paul Lambert ........ Burger
Anthony Geary ....... Chops
Marlyn Mason ........ Barbara Morgan
Tiffany Hunter ...... Sandra Morgan
Eugene Patterson
Synopsis:
The Unit goes after an extortionist preying on city officials. [RF]

[18] Most Wanted:
  THE PARASITE [MT] (not "The Insider")
    21Mar77 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Marc Vahanian
Kathleen Beller (Dynasty)
Scott Hylands
Jerry Douglas
    Damon Douglas
    Nick Holden

[--] 28Mar77 ABC Mon - no details

1.19 [--] Most Wanted: THE DEATH DEALER [MT]
4-Apr-1977 Wed

[--]  11Apr77/ 18Apr77 ABC Mondays - no details

1.20 [--] Most Wanted: THE PEOPLE MOVER
25Apr77 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Edward Mulhare ...... Barris
Katherine Justice ... Jennie Lawrence
Charles Siebert ..... Hank Clayton
Joby Baker........... Pete Kerman
Ed Griffith ......... Willie Butler
Eldon Quick ......... Miles Hopkins
Synopsis:
A master criminal specializes in providing fugitives with sophisticated new identities. [RF]


[--] 02/09/16/23 May 1977 - ABC Mondays - no details
[--] 06/13/20/27 June 1977 - ABC Mondays - no details
[--] 04/11/18/25 July 1977 - ABC Mondays - no details


1.XX [-- Most Wanted: THE DEATH DEALER
13Aug77 ABC Sat  (Rerun - see 4-Apr-77 ???)
Guest Cast:
Mitchell Ryan ....... Keith Garner
Joanna Miles ........ Andrea Garner
Don Billet .......... Joe Shavin
Stuart Nisbet ....... Fred
Herb Armstrong ...... George Lyman
Synopsis:
An unconvicted murderer threatens Link with death unless he retracts his accusations. [RF]


1.22 [--] Most Wanted: THE DUTCHMAN (final episode)
20Aug77 ABC Sat
Directed By Walter Grauman [SC]
Teleplay By Stephen Kandel/ [SC]
Story By Robert Heverly and Stephen Lord [SC]
Guest Cast:
Rip Torn ............ Van Wyck
Belinda J. Montgomery .... Ann Del Amo
Burr DeBenning ...... Ray
Paul Koslo .......... Jimmy
Vernon Weddle ....... Crill
Ben Frank ........... Blake
Jack Knight ......... Clements
Synopsis:
A rifle capable of firing 30 rounds a second with pinpoint accuracy is the target of a theft. [RF]


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