WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

ABC (9 p.m. ET)

Novice angel Cheryl Ladd replaces you-know-who in a two-hour Hawaiian hoedown.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

ABC (9:30 p.m. ET)

A Southern police chief (Victor French) gets a new young sergeant (Kene Holliday) who's ex-NYPD and black in a grits'n'hicks comedy that's not set in Plains, Ga.

ABC (10 p.m. ET)

Redd Foxx left Sanford's junkyard (and NBC) to make this go at TV's perennial scrap heap: the comedy-variety hour.

NBC (8 p.m. ET)

Two California Highway Patrol (get it?) cycle cops. Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, knock another chip off the old crime-action block.

NBC (9 p.m. ET)

Peter Frampton helps host the narcissistic pseudo-rock special from Hollywood. (Presenters include nonsingers like Kate Jackson and Martin Mull.)

PBS (check local listings)

Until recently, most of America's eight million handicapped children were barred from public schools. Patricia Neal, herself a victor over crippling strokes, introduces portraits of six handicapped and retarded children who've already had the benefits of quality public education.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

ABC (8 p.m. ET)

In TV's newest gimmick, the moviementary, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, aided by humans Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, show how the Force stayed with them, thanks to special effects.

NBC (8 p.m. ET)

Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson are long gone, but the name remains. Now Sanford and Son's junkyard is upscaled into a Watts rooming house run by Theodore (That's My Mama) Wilson.

NBC (8:30 p.m. ET)

Tragically without the late Freddie Prinze, the Man (Jack Albertson) carries on with a new young foil, 12-year-old Gabriel Melgar.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

CBS (12 noon ET)

Instead of herky-jerky cartoons, honest-to-life humans star in this weekly musical comedy that could be a rare palatable new show for kids.

ABC (8:30 p.m. ET)

Sub skipper John Astin takes on a coed crew, including Jamie Lee Curtis (Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh's daughter), in this bilgewater adaptation of Jamie's dad's 1959 movie comedy.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

NBC (9 p.m. ET)

This two-hour blitzkrieg of Hollywood and the home front draws on film clips and the new book LIFE Goes to War. Johnny Carson makes a rare invasion into prime time as host.

ABC (9 p.m. ET)

Peter (Rich Man, Poor Man) Strauss is Joe Kennedy Jr., Jack's big brother and the first Kennedy groomed for the White House, who died testing a secret bomber over the English Channel in 1944.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

ABC (8 p.m. ET)

Five young hedonists launch a crime-corn with the help of Charlie's Angels. But will Dan'l Boone (opposite on CBS) kick sand in their faces?

PBS (check local listings)

Students themselves view the strains of American school desegregation in a 26-part series written and co-produced by 175 high schoolers. Aired five days a week.

CBS (8 p.m. ET)

An Irish Catholic steelworker (Bert Kramer) and his family cope with life's complexities in Flint, Mich. It's The Waltons urbanized.

CBS (9 p.m. ET)

This season Larry (Major Burns) Linville is AWOL, replaced by an uptight Boston Brahmin (David Ogden Stiers) who carries on the war of wits with Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and the gang.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

CBS (10 p.m. ET)

MTM's irascible old boss (Edward Asner) quits TV and returns to serious newspaper work, where he belonged all the while.