There are a lot of big-ticket shows that premiered in Fall 1972, and we may celebrate them, too, but today let's honor a few that didn't quite make it after debuting Friday, September 15, 1972.
At 8:30 on NBC, Brian Keith's The Little People first appeared. Keith stars as a pediatrician in Hawaii.
At 9:00, the same network unveiled its horror anthology Ghost Story, hosted by Sebastian Cabot. Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, and Jack Kelly are among the guest stars in episode 1.
NBC closes the night with yet another new show, Robert Forster as 1930s P.I. Banyon. I have mentioned before how much I'd like to check this one out.
Here's a promo for the latter two series:
Final tally: Banyon 13 episodes plus the pilot movie, The Little People 46 episodes after becoming The Brian Keith Show in its second season, Ghost Story 22 episodes, 9 after losing Cabot and changing the name to the broader Circle of Fear.