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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Rodeo Blues

Mar/14/1980
When the Whistle Blows is a new ABC comedy-adventure series about construction workers and their after-hours activities. Dolph Sweet and Sue Anne Langdon head the large cast in the new show, which opens with the construction crew in competition with a group of rodeo champions. The gang attend this rodeo with various outcomes. Buzz, Hank, Randy and Lucy have organized the rodeo to collect funds and help a priest who is building a home for needy children.
Guest Stars: Walter Scott as Meryl Jones | Dennis Rucker as Dallas McMahon | Nick Dimitri as Bulldog | K Callan as Buldog's wife

2 :01x02 - Macho Man

Mar/21/1980
Buzz (Doug Barr) is discovered by an ad man who plans to make him a star promoting "Macho Man" clothes. Buzz has the chance of a lifetime to become a television commercial star but can't decide if he wants to give up his job and friends.
Guest Stars: Gary Allen as Hanrahan | Joel Brooks as Max | Devon Ericson as Jenny | Simone Griffeth as Claudette | Joanna Barnes as Mrs. Hamilton
Director: Allen Baron

3 :01x03 - Love in the Fast Lane

Mar/28/1980
Lucy (Susan Buckner) falls for a race car driver; Hunk (Tim Rossovich) tries to impress an old flame who's now a successful model.

Lucy falls in love with a champion racing driver and tries to keep him from killing himself.
Guest Stars: Sam Groom as Jim Webster | Mary Louise Weller as Beth Hollister | Richard Venture as Dr. Wellman
Director: Reza Badiyi

4 :01x04 - The Wildcatters

Apr/04/1980
Hunk (Tim Rossovich) hears he has inherited an oil company. Hunk has a get-rich scheme to pump oil on a piece of land he inherits. A hard hatter spending spree begins when Hunk learns he's inherited an oil field.
Guest Stars: Ann Wedgeworth as femme fatale | Eric Mason (1) as Justin Palmer | Alice Hirson as Dottie | Gary Allen as Hanrahan | Lee Wilkof as Nolan Gilmore | Fran Ryan as May | Graham Jarvis as Manfred

5 :01x05 - God's Country

Apr/11/1980
On a weekend in Reno, the guys try to help a young woman being shadowed by thugs. When the guys' camping trip to LakeTahoe turns into a comedy of errors they take over a luxury suite in a fancy hotel and turn the the place upside down.
Guest Stars: Alice Hirson as Dottie | Steve Chambers (1) as Stack | William Watson (2) as Gorham | John Calvin as Blake | Morgan Brittany as Helen

6 :01x06 - Love is a Four-Letter Word (1)

Apr/18/1980
Hunk falls for a lovely nightclub singer who is being harassed a gang of streets toughs. Hunk dates the singer at Darlene's, but Buzz (Doug Barr) reminds him that she was "a lady of easy virtue" in Reno. Hunk falls in love with a beautiful girl who is not the country and western singer she pretends to be.
Guest Stars: Missy Francis as Deenie | Charles Martin Smith as Jimmy | Gail Edwards as Jolene Jennings
Director: Tony Lo Bianco
Writer: Rick Husky

7 :01x07 - Love is a Four-Letter Word (2)

Apr/25/1980
Hunk disregards the risks of his new romance and finds that someone is interested in his new lady love too.
Guest Stars: Marsha Smith as Kelly | Gary Allen as Hanrahan | Missy Francis as Deenie | Charles Martin Smith as Jimmy | Gail Edwards as Jolene Jennings
Director: Tony Lo Bianco
Writer: Rick Husky

8 :01x08 - Miss Hard Hat USA

Jun/07/1980
A young woman longs to win the Miss Hard Hat beauty contest. Hunk takes a liking to that beauty contestant who is immediately kidnapped by her jealous boyfriend.
Guest Stars: Gary Allen as Hanrahan | John Quade as Cooley Johnson | Nicolas Coster as Rogers | Dave Madden as Roscoe Baker | Richard Lineback as Bo | Barbi Benton as Dixie Miss Ironworker

9 :01x09 - Somebody's Daughter

Jun/14/1980
Norm (Dolph Sweet) asks Randy (Philip Brown) to escort his daughter to a roller-disco contest. Norm's 17-year-old daughter shows up on Randy's doorstep asking to move in with him.
Guest Stars: Alice Hirson as Dottie | Talia Balsam as Sharon Jenkins | Steve Beauchamp as Jed | Curtis Credel as Brenner
Director: Edward Parone

10 :01x10 - Run for the Roses

Jul/20/1980
Hunk (Tim Rossovich) wins a broken-down Thoroughbred in a raffle.
Guest Stars: Hap Lawrence as Delivery Man | Michael Bond (1) as Carl Roper | Brion James as Al Davis | Ronnie Scribner as Scott | Gwen Humble as Gwen | Sam Melville as Charlie Sullivan

11 :01x11 - The House That Roared

Jul/27/1980
The gang aids an elderly woman who is being victimized by greedy developers trying to level her house.

Hunk befriends an elderly woman who refuses to sell her property to a high-rise developer.
Guest Stars: Mary Jackson as Mrs. Twining | Denny Miller as Langhorn | Scott Hylands as Sutter | Red West as Milt Dolan | Raymond Serra as Markowitz
Writer: Dick Nelson
Warning: When the Whistle Blows guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 14, 1980
Ended: July 27, 1980
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