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Season 1

Most Wanted

Mar/21/1976
A rapist turned killer is preying on nuns and L.A. Mayor Stoddard is compelled to create a new police force group to deal with this kind of cases. Detective Lincoln ("Linc") Evers is appointed to head this group and nab the crook before he strikes once again.
Guest Stars: Leslie Charleson as Officer Lee Herrick | Tom Selleck as Officer Tom Roybo | Percy Rodriguez as Mayor Stoddard | Marj Dusay as Jean Evers | Jack Kehoe as Phil Benedict | Stephen McNally as Reverend Benson | Sheree North as Melissa Dawson | Roger Perry as Harkness | Fred Sadoff as Goldberg | Kitty Winn as Sister Beth | Daniel Selby as Boy on Playground
Director: Walter Grauman

1 :01x01 - The Skykiller (aka The Sky Killer; The Dealer in Lives; The Skyjacker)

Oct/16/1976
Linc and the Most Wanted Unit goes up against skyjackers who demand that a U.S. congressman be turned over to them.
Billy Wilcox, a skyjacker, conducts an airborne "trial" of the congressman Celli who was responsible for his conviction, using twelve hostage-passengers as the jury
Guest Stars: Harris Yulin as Billy Wilcox | Allan Miller (1) as Anthony Celli | Robert Mandan as Unknown | Laurette Spang as Stewardess | Jerry Ayres as Mattie | Burke Byrnes as SWAT leader | Carl Weathers as Holt | Ward Costello as Unknown | Roy Poole as Unknown
Director: Don Medford

2 :01x02 - The Slaver

Oct/23/1976
Six college coeds are abducted by a white slavery ring directed by a faculty member.

The kidnapping of the sixth pretty coed, coupled with the disappearance of other young women around the country leads to trail of white slavery from L.A. to Bangkok. Guest stars Ian McShane.
Guest Stars: Kaz Garas as Unknown | Ian McShane as Professor Colin Wyatt | Linda Kelsey as Elizabeth Gordon | Sam Chew, Jr. as Pete Fenner | John Zaremba as Martinson University president | Ken Lynch as Barr | Joseph V. Perry as Pierce | Jenny Sherman as Grace
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

3 :01x03 - The Corrupter

Oct/30/1976
A computer expert plans to hijack a convoy of plutonium and hold it for ransom.
Guest Stars: Michael Burns (1) as Bobby Boon | Mariette Hartley as Lt. Ruth Massey | Dennis Oliveri as Alfred Hemming | Clint Young as Markham | Frank Maxwell as Arnold | Don McGovern as Lt. Urey | Robert F. Hoy as Unknown | Walter Mathews as Harry Fownes | Pat Renella as Russeau | Peter Balmer as Benz
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

4 :01x04 - The Two Dollar Kidnappers

Nov/06/1976
A gang specializing in a high volume of kidnappings charges "discount" ransoms.
Guest Stars: Clu Gulager as Shelby | E.J. Peaker as Meg Warren | Thalmus Rasulala as Fort | Phillip Richard Allen as Warren | Paul Cavonis as Unknown | Art Metrano as Unknown | Bill Catching as Unknown | Harlee McBride as Unknown
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

5 :01x05 - The Wolf Pack Killer (aka Urban Guerilla)

Nov/20/1976
Revolutionaries determined to free imprisoned cohorts employ guerrilla tactics.
Guest Stars: Kristoffer Tabori as William Conley | Les Lannom as Donald Markle | Peggy McCay as Sylvia Markle | Robert Sampson (1) as Mr. Markle | Aubri Martin as Wilma | Rickie Sorensen as Jeff | Phillip Richard Allen as Unknown | Harlee McBride as Unknown
Director: Don Medford
Writer: Lou Morheim

6 :01x06 - The Heisman Killer

Nov/27/1976
An assassin has announced he plans to kill a Heisman Trophy winner during the Rose Bowl game.
Guest Stars: Art Hindle as Eddie Harris | Robert Hays as Bruce Collins | Ed Nelson as Moïse Watson | George D. Wallace as Coach Kramer | Lew Brown as Captain Coonz | John Morgan Evans as Froggie | Eugene Clark as Jones | Richard Bull as Nye | William Wintersole as Darrell Townes
Director: William Wiard

7 :01x07 - The Torch

Dec/18/1976
An extortionist-firebomber tries to frame a man struggling to overcome his pyromania. A ruthless con man devises a payoff scheme in which he eliminates a businessman's competitor. The Most Wanted unit is called in following a series of bombings.
Guest Stars: Michael McGuire as Westra | Carl Franklin as Tannehill | Aldine King as Marie | Helen Funai as Miko | James Gammon as Joe Carter | Alan Bergmann as Jim Clendennon
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: Del Reisman

8 :01x08 - The Ten-Percenter

Dec/25/1976
The unit goes after a gang of burglars led by an attorney who handpicks her personnel and targets. Captain Evers investigates a serles of armed robberies, which are being master-minded by a woman lawyer.
Guest Stars: Lynda Day George as Laurie Chandler | Edward Power as Joe Blake | Len Birman as Gil Slade | Joan Pringle as Bonnie Jacks | Carl Weintraub as Dave Thomas
Director: Walter Grauman

9 :01x09 - The White Collar Killer (aka The Watergate Killer)

Jan/01/1977
Posing as prison inmates, Linc and his colleagues try to collar convicted government officials' assassins. Linc, Charlie and Kate pose as inmates in a minimum-security prison in an effort to collar assassins spacializing in the murder of convicted government officials.
Guest Stars: George DiCenzo as Blaine | Joe E. Tata as Toller | Katherine Cannon as Eileen Carson | Lloyd Bochner as Dr. Simmons | John Karlen as Red Murphy | Ric Mancini as Unknown | Stewart Moss as Unknown
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

10 :01x10 - The Fixer

Jan/08/1977
Mobsters are after journalists investigating their syndicate. A member of a famous reporting team is murdered while investigating a protection racket.
Guest Stars: Gary Collins as Mr. Bishop | Marianne McAndrew as Victoria Bishop | James Luisi as Moore | Murray Hamilton as Kelly | Paul Jenkins as Lavers
Writer: Robert Janes

11 :01x11 - The Pirate

Jan/15/1977
The unit trails a gang that hijacks yachts and kills their owners and crews. A gang dealing in drug trafficking turns to piracy, seizing yachts, setting the passengers adrift at sea, and using the captured ships to transport drugs.The organizer of the ring, Steve Barr, has ready access to the yachts as maintenance crew chief of a marina. When he learns of a yacht scheduled for a long cruise, his gang takes to sea and hijacks the craft. The Most Wanted unit is called in and Capt. Link Evers goes undercover as a yacht owner, with Sgts. Charlie Benson and Kate Manners as his crew.
Guest Stars: Chris Robinson (1) as Steve Barr | Christine Belford as Jennifer Haron | Jay Varela as Diaz | William Prince as Barnes | Kenneth Tobey as Harbormaster
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

12 :01x12 - The Hit Man

Feb/05/1977
The Most Wanted Unit hunts an assassin hired by a vengeful financier to kill Mayor Stoddard.
Guest Stars: Eric Braeden as Cain | Carl Betz as Warren Hill | Janet MacLachlan as Loretta Stoddard | Than Wyenn as Le Beau | Ford Rainey as Dr. Farrell
Director: Richard Lang
Writer: Robert Janes

13 :01x13 - The Ritual Killer (aka The Apache)

Feb/12/1977
A noted newsman, who has had an uncanny knack to learning pertinent facts surrounding a series of bizarre deaths, becomes the link between the police and a ritualistic murderer.

Link and the Most Wanted Unit goes on the hunt for a rapist-killer.
Guest Stars: James Olson as Ryerson | Devon Ericson as Julia | Robert Dowdell as Dr. Andrews | Ned Romero as Fox | David Hinton as Spencer
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

14 :01x14 - The Tunnel Killer

Feb/19/1977
A bank robber needs a quick $2 million to finance his debut as a gunrunner.

Kate Manners poses as a stock car racer and Link goes undercover as an ex-con while trying to find
out what bank robber Jacques Tyler is up to.
Link finds out that Tyler's plan is to blast one of the biggest and richest vaults in the State, the rest of the plan is very vague. Anyway, Link is helping train the men whom Tyler will use for the big heist.
Guest Stars: Stuart Whitman as Jacques Tyler | Robert Yuro as Frank Nelson | Arlene Golonka as Sheila | Norman Alden as Rick Barone | Hal Williams as Rashad
Director: Harvey Laidman

15 :01x15 - Ms. Murder

Feb/26/1977
Fearing underworld retaliation, a labor leader who killed a syndicate chief's son tries to cover up the deed.
The death of a gangster kingpin's son prompts him to put out a contract to get the killer and the 'hit man' turns out to be a beautiful brunette.
One of Link's team is killed in the unit's investigation of the death of a mysterious "businessman".
A chap called Jimmy is murdered after a business talk at a fancy restaurant one day, and the killing has the mayor ordering Link to solve it fast, for it seems to be connected with organised crime.
While Link, Kate and Charlie probe, they not only have to cope with bad feelings following the death of the cop on duty, but also to stop Jimmy's father from getting into the game.
Guest Stars: Jim McMullan as Paul Franklin | Jennifer Warren as Angela | Renne Jarrett as Kathy Franklin | Phillip Pine as Julius Portugal | Richard Bakalyan as Unknown | Dan Ferrone as Unknown

16 :01x16 - The Insider

Mar/07/1977
A stockbroker using a get-rich quick scam on businessmen covers his tracks with murder.

Link goes after certain quarters who seem to have inside info on certain stock market shares before they sky rocket in price and create havoc at the exchange. The hero gets wind of something rotten among the bulls and the bears following the "suicides" of three well known characters who have been very much into stocks and such.
John Saxon is the special guest star
Guest Stars: Jason Evers as Taylor | John Saxon as Mason | John Calvin as Reed | Trish Stewart as Leslie Hall | William Swan as Leonard | Robert Patten as Allen | James Nolan as Father Byrnes
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: Robert Janes

17 :01x17 - The Driver

Mar/14/1977
The Most Wanted Unit goes after an extortionist preying on city officials. A dedicated woman official receives a bribe from an unscrupulous real estate developer, then is confronted by a desperate dilemma when an extortionist demands $100.000 under threat of death.
Guest Stars: Pernell Roberts as Bailey | Paul Lambert as Burger | Anthony Geary as Chops | Marlyn Mason as Barbara Morgan | Eugene Patterson as Unknown | Tiffany Hunter as Sandra Morgan
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

18 :01x18 - Parasite

Mar/21/1977
An ex-con working a protection racket against independent truckers uses teenagers as henchmen.

This week's story, which talks about punk kids who get a kirk out of terrorising trucking companies. These bums extort from the firms not so much for money but for status.
Guest Stars: Marc Vahanian as Johnny Gray | Kathleen Beller as Gina Wallace | Scott Hylands as Nick Bonner | Damon Douglas as Twist | Claude Jones as Nightspot owner | Nora Marlowe as Gina's mother | Nick Holden as Artie
Director: Corey Allen
Writer: Robert Janes

19 :01x19 - Death Dealer

Apr/04/1977
An illegal-guns dealer searches for the secret arms caches of a vigilante who died in the explosion of one his arsenals.
Guest Stars: Susan Howard as Anne Carroll | Fred Stuthman as Edgar Herron | William Smithers as Demrey

20 :01x20 - The People Mover

Apr/25/1977
Link and the Most Wanted Unit hunt a master criminal who specializes in providing fugitives with sophisticated new identities.
Guest Stars: Edward Mulhare as Barris | Katherine Justice as Jennie Lawrence | Charles Siebert as Hank Clayton | Joby Baker as Pete Kerman | Ed Griffith as Willie Butler | Eldon Quick as Miles Hopkins

21 :01x21 - The Spellbinder (aka The Deprogrammer)

Aug/13/1977
An unconvicted murderer threatens Linc with death unless he retracts his accusations. The murder of a young woman in Capt Link Evers' past resurfaces to draw into a desperate duel with a mind-bending sect.
Guest Stars: Mitchell Ryan as Keith Garner | Joanna Miles as Andrea Garner | Don Billett as Joe Shavin | Stuart Nisbet as Fred | Herb Armstrong as George Lyman

22 :01x22 - The Dutchman

Aug/20/1977
A rifle capable of firing 30 rounds a second with pinpoint accuracy is the target of a theft.
Guest Stars: Rip Torn as Christian Van Wyck | Belinda Montgomery as Ann Del Amo | Burr deBenning as Jay Gorman | Paul Koslo as Jimmy Sargent | Vernon Weddle as Crill | Ben Frank as Blake | Jack Knight (1) as Clements | Fred Holliday as Peter Kovacs | Jason Bernard as Washburn
Director: Don Medford
Warning: Most Wanted guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 16, 1976
Ended: August 20, 1977
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