|ABC||Code Red (Nov.)||Today's F.B.I. (Oct.)||The ABC Sunday Night Movie|
|CBS||60 Minutes||Archie Bunker's Place||One Day at a Time||Alice||The Jeffersons||Trapper John, M.D.|
|NBC||local||CHiPs||NBC Sunday Night at the Movies (Oct.)|
Note : On NBC, The Powers of Matthew Star was supposed to have aired 7-8 p.m., starting December 6, but production difficulties forced its delay into the next season.
|ABC||That's Incredible!||Monday Night Football|
|CBS||Private Benjamin||The Two of Us||M*A*S*H||House Calls||Lou Grant|
|NBC||Little House on the Prairie||NBC Monday Night at the Movies|
|ABC||Happy Days||Laverne and Shirley||Three's Company||Too Close for Comfort||Hart to Hart|
|CBS||Simon and Simon (Nov.)||The CBS Tuesday Night Movies|
|NBC||Father Murphy (Nov.)||Bret Maverick (Dec.)||Flamingo Road|
Note: On CBS, local programming aired at 8-9 p.m. till mid-November. On NBC, NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies aired at 8-10 p.m. till the end of October, along with local programming at 10-11 p.m.
|ABC||The Greatest American Hero||The Fall Guy (Nov.)||Dynasty|
|CBS||Mr. Merlin (Oct.)||WKRP in Cincinnati||Nurse||Shannon (Nov.)|
|NBC||Real People||The Facts of Life||Love, Sidney (Oct.)||Quincy, M.E.|
Note: On ABC, specials aired at 9-10 p.m. till the end of October. On CBS, The CBS Wednesday Night Movies aired at 9-11 p.m. till early November.
|ABC||Mork and Mindy||Best of the West (Sep.)||Barney Miller (Nov.)||Taxi||20/20|
|CBS||Magnum, P.I.||Knots Landing||Jessica Novak (Nov.)|
|NBC||Harper Valley||Lewis & Clark (Oct.)||Diff'rent Strokes||Gimme a Break! (Oct.)||Hill Street Blues|
|ABC||Benson||Bosom Buddies||Darkroom (Nov.)||Strike Force (Nov.)|
|CBS||The Incredible Hulk||The Dukes of Hazzard||Dallas|
|NBC||NBC Magazine||McClain's Law (Nov.)||Local|
Note: On ABC, The ABC Friday Night Movie aired 9-11 p.m. through till mid-November. Open All Night was supposed to have aired 8:30-9 p.m., but because Maggie had been canceled, aired on Saturday instead. On NBC, NBC Friday Night at the Movies aired 9-11 p.m. through November 20. The Devlin Connection was supposed to have premiered in the 10-11 p.m. time period on November 27, but was held back until the following season when its star, Rock Hudson, had heart surgery in early November. As a result, CBS quietly and permanently canceled The Incredible Hulk, moving The Dukes of Hazzard to 8-9 p.m. and Dallas to 9-10 p.m., effective December 4. Falcon Crest, which the WGA strike had supposed to have held back until the following season, was rushed into production to take over the 10-11 p.m. time period on December 4.
|ABC||Maggie (Oct.)||Making a Living||The Love Boat||Fantasy Island|
|CBS||Walt Disney||The CBS Saturday Night Movies|
|NBC||Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters||Various|
Note: On ABC, Maggie was replaced by Open All Night, effective November 28; King's Crossing, which was supposed to have aired 8-9 p.m., was delayed until February, 1982, as an indirect result of the WGA strike.