Fox launches. Married with Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, 21 Jump Street, Alf, Amen, L.A. Law, Designing Women, Matlock,and Head of the Class debut.

CBS briefly moves Simon and Simon out of the way of The Cosby Show, to 8:30-9:30, the last time any network starts an hour-long at the bottom of the hour.

Sunday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC The Disney Sunday Movie The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS 60 Minutes Murder, She Wrote The CBS Sunday Night Movies
NBC Sep Our House Easy Street Valerie NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
Nov Valerie Easy Street
Mar Rags to Riches

Monday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Sep MacGyver Monday Night Football
Jan The ABC Monday Night Movie
CBS Kate & Allie My Sister Sam Newhart Designing Women Cagney & Lacey
NBC Sep ALF Amazing Stories NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Mar Valerie

Tuesday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Sep Who’s the Boss? Growing Pains Moonlighting Jack and Mike
Apr Max Headroom
CBS Sep The Wizard The CBS Tuesday Night Movies
Oct West 57th
NBC Sep Matlock Crime Story 1986
Dec Hill Street Blues Remington Steele (Mid)
Apr Gimme a Break! The Tortellis Hill Street Blues

Wednesday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Perfect Strangers Head of the Class Dynasty Hotel
CBS Sep Together We Stand Better Days Magnum, P.I. The Equalizer
Nov The New Mike Hammer
Apr Houston Knights
NBC Sep Highway to Heaven Gimme a Break! You Again? St. Elsewhere
Jan The Tortellis
Mar Night Court Easy Street The Bronx Zoo

Thursday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Sep Our World The Colbys 20/20
Apr Jack and Mike
CBS Sep Simon and Simon Knots Landing
Dec The Twilight Zone Simon and Simon Designing Women
Mid Shell Game Simon and Simon
Feb The Wizard
NBC Sep The Cosby Show Family Ties Cheers Night Court Hill Street Blues
Dec L.A. Law
Dec Nothing in Common

Friday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Sep Webster Mr. Belvedere Sidekicks Sledge Hammer! Starman
Dec Dads Gung Ho
Mar The Charmings Webster The ABC Friday Night Movie (Feb. 13)
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King Dallas Falcon Crest
NBC Sep The A-Team Miami Vice L.A. Law
Mid Stingray Crime Story (Dec. 5)

Saturday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Sep Life with Lucy The Ellen Burstyn Show Heart of the City Spencer: For Hire
Nov Sidekicks Sledge Hammer!
Feb Starman Ohara (Jan. 17)
CBS Sep Downtown The New Mike Hammer The Twilight Zone
Oct Outlaws (Mid) The CBS Saturday Night Movie
NBC Sep The Facts of Life 227 The Golden Girls Amen Hunter
Apr Sweet Surrender

FOX launched on October 9, 1986, with a weeknight talk show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, which ran until October 28, 1988, though Rivers exited in early 1987. As the other networks were wrapping up the season, FOX entered primetime and ran new episodes all summer on weekends.

Sunday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30
FOX April 21 Jump Street (April 12) Married with Children (April 5) The Tracey Ullman Show (April 5) Mr. President (May 3) Duet (April 19)
Saturday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30
FOX July Down and Out in Beverly Hills (July 18) The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (July 18) Werewolf (July 11, 2-hour premiere) Karen’s Song (July 18)
FOX August Werewolf Down and Out in Beverly Hills

CBS: The Cavanaughs ran at 9:30 on Mondays, Dec. 1-March 2. Designing Women, Nothing Is Easy (which was a retooled Together We Stand), and hour-long Hard Copy ran 9pm-11pm on Sundays in February. Sitcoms Roxie and Take Five ran a 8-9pm on Wednesday, April 1 and 8. Nothing Is Easy and The Popcorn Kid ran on Friday at 8-9pm, March 27-April 24.

NBC: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd debuted on May 21, 1987 and had the post-Cheers (rerun) slot during the summer. Roomies and Amazing Stories ran briefly on Fridays at 8-9pm, starting March 20.

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