CTVA US Crime - "Switch" (GlenLarson/Universal/CBS) Season 3 (1977-78)

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Starring: Robert Wagner (as Pete Ryan) & Eddie Albert (as Frank McBride)  
Season 3 (CBS) (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


   #################### Switch ##################
############## season 3 1977-78 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
 CBS Fridays 10:00 PM Eastern
(Mondays from 05Dec77)
22 episodes

3.01 Switch: NET LOSS
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47905
23-Sep-1977 CBS Fri
producer Leigh Vance
directed by Reza S. Badiyi
Written by Stephen Kandel
music score: James DiPasquale
guest cast:
Barbara Anderson ....... Dana Wallace
Eric Braeden ........... Mike Jenkins
Marisa Pavan ........... Sally Blair
Anne Randall Stewart ... Lena Ionescu
Daniel Pilon ........... Jack Dawson
Roberta Leighton ....... Candy Lewis
Synopsis:
The murder of a tennis pro launches a third season for private eyes
Pete Ryan and Frank MacBride. They are hired by the player's coach,
who fears someone is trying to kill off the entire team. [RF]

3.02 Switch: DOWNSHIFT
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47901
30-Sep-1977 CBS Fri
producer Leigh Vance
directed by Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Written by Robert Earll
music score: James DiPasquale
Guest cast:
Morgan Fairchild
Michael V. Gazzo
Janice Heiden
James York
Ben Wright
********** no synopsis available ************

[--] 07Oct1977 - preempted for Baseball Playoffs
("Fade Out" postponed to 04Nov77)


3.03 Switch: LEGEND OF THE MACUNAS [Part 1]
3.04 Switch: LEGEND OF THE MACUNAS [Part 2]
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47922 & prod #47923
21-Oct-1977 CBS Fri
written and produced by Leigh Vance
directed by John Peyser
Music score: James DiPasquale
Guest cast:
Wayne Newton ........... Himself
George Maharis ......... Clouston
Pamela Hensley ......... Sandra Summers
Foster Brooks .......... Dale Abee
Dionne Warwick ......... Sherry
Chuck McCann ........... Pendergast
Jack Colvin ............ Lieutenant Koehler
Synopsis:
In Las Vegas, Pete and Mac probe the death of a pilot whose plane went
down on a photo mission over the desert. [RF]

[--] 28-Oct-1977 - preempted for NBA Basketball


3.05 Switch: FADE OUT
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47902
04-Nov-1977 CBS Fri (postponed from 14Oct77)
producer John Peyser
written by Richard Landau
directed by Lawrence Doheny
music score: James DiPasquale
guest cast:
Zohra Lampert .......... Lita Verassiere
Andrew Duggan .......... Truman Berkley
Dorrie Thompson ........ Julie Farmer
Johnny Seven ........... Al Crawford
Casey Kasem ............ Tony Brock
Eric Server ............ Harmon
Synopsis:
A movie producer hires Pete and Mac to protect his leading lady
from attempts on her life. [RF]

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Moves to Mondays on CBS
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3.06 Switch: DANCER
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47911
05-Dec-1977 CBS Mon
producer John Peyser
directed by Paul Krasny
Written by Patrick Mathews
music & lyrics: James DiPasquale
guest cast:
David Wayne .......... Dancer
Kim Cattrall ......... Captain Judith Pierce
John Fiedler ......... Harry Winkler
J. Pat O'Malley ...... Noah Bentley
Louis Quinn ......... Emcee
Michael Jackson ...... TV Interviewer
Tara Buckman ......... Young nurse
Synopsis:
A vaudevillian's comeback from skid row is suddenly endangered by attempts on his life. [RF]

3.07 Switch: GO FOR BROKE
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47908
12-Dec-1977 CBS Mon
producer Leigh Vance
directed by Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Teleplay by Mel Goldberg
story by Chris Lucky
music score: James DiPasquale
guest cast:
Janet Blair .......... Isabel Harris
Susan Anton .......... Marci Benton
Charles Robinson ..... Tom Harris
Lara Parker .......... Tanya Mason
Antony Carbone ....... Mike Lansky
Allen Joseph ......... Lou Reardon
Fred Villani ......... Melvin
Robert Yuro
Craig Harris
Synopsis:
A wealthy woman is murdered after hiring Pete and Mac to find her
missing husband, a young philanderer who likes to gamble. [RF]

3.08 Switch: LADY OF THE DEEP
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47925
19-Dec-1977 CBS Mon
producer Leigh Vance
written by Larry Forrester
directed by Sigmund Neufeld
music score: James DiPasquale
guest cast:
Don Porter ........... Salvensen
Skye Aubrey .......... Lottie Cranston
Rene Enriquez ........ Rafael Garcia
Jorge Cervera, Jr..... Hernandez
Carmen Zapata ........ Clarita
Synopsis:
On the Mexican coast, Pete and Mac delve into the disappearance of a marine biologist who was salvaging for
the Government in return for permission to conduct an undersea-farming experiment. [RF]

3.09 Switch: THIRTY THOUSAND WITNESSES
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47919
26-Dec-1977 CBS Mon
producer John Peyser
written by Tom Bagen
directed by Fernando Lamas
music score: James DiPasquale
guest cast:
Dane Clark ........... Clay Tranter
Eric Braeden ......... Franz Hausner
Jack Hogan ........... Abe Knox
Lindsay Bloom ........ Kate Johnson
Don Knight ........... Rob Evans
Frank Aletter ........ Harry Gilden
Lorenzo Lamas ........ Sobranski
Synopsis:
Pete plays goalkeeper on a team in a soccer league where many star goalies
have been taken out of action by muggings, accidents and death. [RF]

3.10 Switch: DANGEROUS CURVES
Universal-Glen Larson prod #47916
02-Jan-1978 CBS Mon
producer Leigh Vance
written by Larry Forrester
directed by Philip Bondelli
music score: James DiPasquale
guest cast:
Anne Schedeen ........ Keelie Blair
Ned Wilson ........... Howard Madison
Norman Alden ......... Barney
Sally Carter Ihnat ... Adele
Kthleen Bendert
Synopsis:
Female taxi drivers hire Pete and Mac to find out who is trying to drive
their all-woman company out of business with bombings and muggings. [RF]

3.11 [--] Switch: DEATH TONG
prod. no. 47927 / 9Jan78
producer, John Peyser
director, Ray Danton.
Teleplay by Peter Allan Fields; story by David Bennett Carren;
music score: James DiPasquale
Guest Cast:
Barbara Luna
Philip Ahn
John Forsythe
Evan Kim
Kim Lee

3.12 [--] Switch: WHO KILLED LYLA CRAIG?
prod. no. 47914 / 16Jan78
producer Leigh Vance
director Paul Krasny.
Written by Steve Fisher; music score: James DiPasquale;
Guest Cast:
Howard Duff
Jack Carter
Randi Oakes
Lola Albright
Rick Jason

3.13 [--] Switch: THREE BLONDE MICE
prod. no. 47903 / 30Jan78
producer, John Peyser
director, James Sheldon
Written by Michael Wagner; music score: Stu Phillips
Guest Cast:
Nancy Malone
James Carroll Jordan
Bayn Johnson
Michael Durrell
Barbara Sigel
Susan Lanier

3.14 [--] Switch: CORONADO CIRCLE
prod. no. 47909 / 7Feb78
producer, John Peyser
director, Michael T. Caffey
Written by Don Bellisario
Guest Cast:
Juliet Mills
Archie Johnson
Frank Maxwell
John Colicos

3.15 [--] Switch:  STOLEN ISLAND (copyright title)
prod. no. 47930 / 28Mar78
producer, John Peyser
director, Fernando Lamas
Written by Robert Earll; music score: James DiPasquale
director of photography: Frank P. Beascoechea; film editor: David Howe.
Guest Cast:
Edward Power
Rudy Solari
Sherry Mathis

3.16 [--] Switch: FORMULA FOR MURDER
prod. no. 47921 / 28Apr78
Produced by Leigh Vance
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld , Jr.
Written by Katy Donnell & Madeline DiMaggio Wagner; music score: James DiPasquale
director of photography: Frank P. Beascoechea.
Guest Cast:
Claudette Nevins
Macdonald Carey
Dick Sargent
Adrienne LaRussa

3.17 [--] Switch: BLUE CRUSADERS REUNION
prod. no. 47912 / 5May78
producer, Leigh Vance
director, Seymour Robbie.
Teleplay by Robert Earll and Leigh Vance; story by Robert Earll; music score: James DiPasquale
Guest Cast:
J. Michael Terry
Alan Terry
Simon Oakland
Mike Kellin
Kathryn Leigh Scott

3.18 [--] Switch: MEXICAN STANDOFF
prod. no. 47924 / 12May78
Produced by John Peyser
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Story by John Lewis Figueroa; Teleplay by John Lewis Figueroa and Larry Forrester;
music score: James DiPasquale
director of photography: Frank P. Beascoechea.
Guest Cast:
Gloria Manon
Richard Angarola
Val De Vargas
Marie Melendez
Rodolfo Hoyos

3.19 [--] Switch: PLAY OFF
prod. no. 47931 / 18Jun78
Produced by John Peyser
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld , Jr
Written by Larry Forrester; music score: James DiPasquale
director of photography: Frank P. Beascoechea.
Guest Cast:
Jack Kruschen
Howard McGillin
Val AVery
Laura Baugh
Joanna Kerns
George Petrie
Stan Haze

3.20 [--] Switch: THE CAGE
prod. no. 47928 / 25Jun78
producer, Leigh Vance
director, Phil Bondelli
Teleplay by Patrick Mathews & Larry Forrester; story by Patrick Mathews;
music score: James DiPasquale
Guest Cast:
JoAnna Cameron
Ramon Bieri
James Kincaid
Bill Quinn
Natalie Wood
Eric Christmas.
Synopsis:
A rare white rhinoceros may hold the vital clue in a zoo veterinarian's bizarre disappearance.

3.21 [--] Switch: PHOTO FINISH
prod. no. 47929 / 2Jul78
Produced by Leigh Vance
Directed by Ray Danton
Written by Cynthia A. Cherbak; music score: James DiPasquale
director of photography: Frank P. Beascoechea.

3.22 [--] Switch: SIEGE AT BOUZOUKI'S BAR  (final episode)
prod. no. 47934 / 9Jul78
producer, John Peyser
director, Seymour Robbie.
Teleplay by Larry Forrester; story by John Peyser; music score: James DiPasquale
Guest Cast:
Pamela Bellwood
Richard Le Pore
Lewis Horwitz

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