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The Midnight Special

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Show Details:
Start date: Aug 1972
End date: Mar 1981
Status: cancelled/ended
Network(s): NBC (US)
Run time: 90 min
Episodes: 350 eps
Genre(s): Music
Episode list & details from:  TVmaze •  TV.com
Episode # Prod Code Original
Air Date
Guests
 
 
Pilot
 
P- 119 Aug 72Host: John Denver (1972 Pilot)
 
Season 1
 
2.1- 2 2 Feb 73Host: Helen Reddy (February 2, 1973)
3.1- 3 9 Feb 73Host: Johnny Rivers (February 9, 1973)
4.1- 416 Feb 73Host: Mac Davis
5.1- 523 Feb 73Host: Harry Chapin
6.1- 6 2 Mar 73Host: Anne Murray
7.1- 7 9 Mar 73Host: Paul Williams
8.1- 816 Mar 73Host: Paul Anka
9.1- 923 Mar 73Host: Lou Rawls
10.1-1030 Mar 73Host: Ray Charles
11.1-11 6 Apr 73Hosts: The Bee Gees
12.1-1213 Apr 73Host: Bill Cosby
13.1-1320 Apr 73Host: Doc Severinsen
14.1-1427 Apr 73Host: Jerry Lee Lewis
15.1-15 4 May 73Host: Johnny Nash
16.1-1611 May 73Hosts: Burns and Schreiber
17.1-1718 May 73Host: Chubby Checker
18.1-1825 May 73Hosts: Gladys Knight & the Pips
19.1-19 1 Jun 73Host: Paul Williams
20.1-20 8 Jun 73Host: Curtis Mayfield
21.1-2115 Jun 73Host: Jim Croce
22.1-2222 Jun 73Hosts: The Bee Gees
23.1-2329 Jun 73Host: Paul Williams
24.1-24 6 Jul 73Host: Jose Feliciano
25.1-2513 Jul 73Host: Smokey Robinson
26.1-2620 Jul 73Host: Joan Baez
27.1-2727 Jul 73Host: Dionne Warwick
28.1-28 3 Aug 73Host: Al Green
29.1-2910 Aug 73Hosts: The Bee Gees
30.1-3017 Aug 73Host: Richard Pryor
31.1-3124 Aug 73Co-hosts: Loretta Lynn & Marty Robbins
32.1-3231 Aug 73Host: Billy Preston
33.1-33 7 Sep 73Host: Mac Davis
 
Season 2
 
34.2- 114 Sep 73Host: Curtis Mayfield
35.2- 221 Sep 73Host: Wilson Pickett
36.2- 328 Sep 73Hosts: Seals & Crofts
37.2- 4 5 Oct 73Hosts: Gladys Knight & the Pips
38.2- 512 Oct 73Hosts: The Bee Gees
39.2- 619 Oct 73Hosts: War
40.2- 726 Oct 73Hosts: Sly and the Family Stone
41.2- 8 2 Nov 73Host: Chuck Berry
42.2- 9 9 Nov 73Host: Jerry Lee Lewis
43.2-10 9 Nov 73The 1980 Floor Show starring David Bowie
44.2-1123 Nov 73Host: Peter Noone
45.2-1230 Nov 73Hosts: Procol Harum
46.2-13 7 Dec 73Hosts: The Four Tops
47.2-1414 Dec 73Hosts: Loggins & Messina
48.2-1521 Dec 73Host: Jose Feliciano
49.2-1628 Dec 73Host: Marty Robbins
50.2-17 4 Jan 74Million Sellers hosted by Wolfman Jack
51.2-1811 Jan 74Hosts: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
52.2-1918 Jan 74Host: Smokey Robinson
53.2-2025 Jan 74Host: Steve Miller
54.2-21 1 Feb 74Host: Helen Reddy (February 1, 1974)
55.2-22 8 Feb 74Hosts: Ike and Tina Turner
56.2-2315 Feb 74Host: Roy Orbison
57.2-2422 Feb 74Host: Gordon Lightfoot
58.2-25 1 Mar 74Hosts: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
59.2-26 8 Mar 74Hosts: Gladys Knight and the Pips
60.2-2715 Mar 74Hosts: The Pointer Sisters
61.2-2822 Mar 74Host: Bill Withers
62.2-2929 Mar 74Hosts: The Guess Who
63.2-30 5 Apr 74Hosts: The Righteous Brothers
64.2-3112 Apr 74Host: Roy Clark
65.2-3219 Apr 74Host: Curtis Mayfield
66.2-3326 Apr 74Host: Charlie Rich
67.2-34 3 May 74Hosts: The Spinners
68.2-3510 May 74Host: George Carlin
69.2-3617 May 74Host: Frankie Avalon
70.2-3724 May 74Host: Richard Pryor
71.2-3831 May 74Host: Marty Robbins
72.2-39 7 Jun 74Hosts: The Kinks
73.2-4028 Jun 74Host: David Steinberg (All-Comedy show)
74.2-41 5 Jul 74Host: Anne Murray
75.2-4212 Jul 74Host: Bobby Womack
76.2-4319 Jul 74Host: Helen Reddy (July 19, 1974)
77.2-4426 Jul 74Host: Leon Russell
78.2-45 2 Aug 74Host: Leon Russell
79.2-46 9 Aug 74Hosts: Sly and the Family Stone
80.2-4716 Aug 74Host: Little Richard
81.2-4830 Aug 74Host: B.B. King
82.2-49 6 Sep 74Host: Marvin Gaye
83.2-5013 Sep 74Hosts: The O'Jays
 
Season 3
 
84.3- 127 Sep 74Host: Randy Newman
85.3- 2 4 Oct 74Host: Al Green
86.3- 311 Oct 74Host: Jose Feliciano
87.3- 418 Oct 74Host: Paul Anka
88.3- 525 Oct 74Host: David Steinberg (All-Comedy show)
89.3- 6 1 Nov 74Host: Fats Domino
90.3- 7 8 Nov 74Host: Redd Foxx
91.3- 815 Nov 74Host: Barry White
92.3- 915 Nov 74Host: George Carlin
93.3-1029 Nov 74Host: Bobby Vinton
94.3-11 6 Dec 74Host: Tom Jones
95.3-1213 Dec 74Million Sellers (Part 1) - Host: Wolfman Jack
96.3-1320 Dec 74Million Sellers (Part 2) - Host: Wolfman Jack
97.3-1427 Dec 74Host: Charley Pride
98.3-15 3 Jan 75Hosts: The Guess Who
99.3-1610 Jan 75Hosts: The Righteous Brothers
100.3-1717 Jan 75Hosts: Electric Light Orchestra
101.3-1824 Jan 75Hosts: The Marshall Tucker Band
102.3-1931 Jan 75Host: Helen Reddy (2nd Anniversary Show)
103.3-20 7 Feb 75Host: Dave Mason
104.3-2114 Feb 75Host: Neil Sedaka
105.3-2221 Feb 75Host: Steppenwolf
106.3-2328 Feb 75Hosts: B.T. Express
107.3-24 7 Mar 75Host: Olivia Newton-John
108.3-2514 Mar 75Host: Clive Davis
109.3-2621 Mar 75Hosts: Black Oak Arkansas
110.3-2728 Mar 75International Acts hosted by Wolfman Jack
111.3-28 4 Apr 75Hosts: The Ohio Players
112.3-2911 Apr 75Co-hosts: Wet Willie and Charlie Daniels
113.3-3018 Apr 75Hosts: Earth, Wind & Fire
114.3-3125 Apr 75Hosts: Rod Stewart & The Faces
115.3-32 2 May 75Host: Billy Preston
116.3-33 9 May 75Host: Wolfman Jack
117.3-3416 May 75Host: Chubby Checker
118.3-3523 May 75Host: Don Cornelius
119.3-3630 May 75Host: Joan Baez
120.3-3713 Jun 75Hosts: Seals & Crofts
121.3-3820 Jun 75Host: Herb Alpert
122.3-3927 Jun 75Host: Flip Wilson
123.3-40 4 Jul 75Host: Frankie Valli
124.3-4111 Jul 75Host: Flip Wilson
125.3-4218 Jul 75Helen Reddy / Mac Davis / Minnie Riperton
126.3-4325 Jul 75Helen Reddy / Jessi Colter / Janis Ian
127.3-4415 Aug 75Helen Reddy / Glen Campbell / Uriah Heep
128.3-4522 Aug 75Helen Reddy / Roger Daltrey
129.3-4629 Aug 75Helen Reddy / Johnny Rivers
130.3-47 5 Sep 75Helen Reddy / Frankie Valli
131.3-4812 Sep 75Helen Reddy / The Bee Gees / Janis Ian
 
Season 4
 
132.4- 119 Sep 75Helen Reddy / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Phoebe Snow
133.4- 226 Sep 75Helen Reddy / Isaac Hayes / Barry Manilow
134.4- 3 3 Oct 75Helen Reddy / Roger Miller / Keith Carradine
135.4- 410 Oct 75Helen Reddy / Bee Gees / Ike & Tina Turner
136.4- 524 Oct 75Host: Glen Campbell / Mac Davis
137.4- 631 Oct 75Helen Reddy / J. Geils Band / Hudson Brothers
138.4- 7 7 Nov 75Helen Reddy / Merle Haggard / Roger Daltrey
8.4- 814 Nov 75Helen Reddy / Neil Sedaka / Freddie Prinze
140.4- 921 Nov 75Helen Reddy / David Essex / Brenda Lee / Jimmie Walker
141.4-1028 Nov 75Helen Reddy / Frankie Valli / KISS / Barry Manilow
142.4-11 5 Dec 75Helen Reddy / Natalie Cole / Bee Gees / Olivia Newton-John
143.4-1212 Dec 75Helen Reddy / Anne Murray / Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
144.4-1319 Dec 75Helen Reddy / Petula Clark / Peter Frampton
145.4-1426 Dec 75Host: Helen Reddy / Dolly Parton / Charlie Rich
146.4-15 9 Jan 76Helen Reddy / Joan Baez / ELO
147.4-1616 Jan 76Helen Reddy / Staple Singers / Poco
148.4-1723 Jan 76Helen Reddy / Natalie Cole / Petula Clark
149.4-1830 Jan 76Helen Reddy / 5th Dimension / Tom T. Hall
150.4-1913 Feb 76Host: Wolfman Jack (3rd Anniversary Show, Part 1)
151.4-2020 Feb 76Host: Wolfman Jack (3rd Anniversary Show, Part 2)
152.4-2127 Feb 76Host: David Brenner / Fleetwood Mac
153.4-22 5 Mar 76Helen Reddy / Miracles / Tanya Tucker / ELO
154.4-2319 Mar 76Helen Reddy / Peter Frampton / Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
155.4-2426 Mar 76Helen Reddy / Gordon Lightfoot / Little Richard
156.4-25 2 Apr 76Host: Natalie Cole
157.4-26 9 Apr 76Helen Reddy / Fleetwood Mac
158.4-2723 Apr 76Host: Janis Ian
159.4-2830 Apr 76Host: Ray Charles
160.4-2921 May 76Host: Paul Anka
161.4-30 4 Jun 76Host: Neil Sedaka
162.4-3111 Jun 76Host: Helen Reddy (June 11, 1976)
163.4-3218 Jun 76Host: Seals & Crofts
164.4-3325 Jun 76Host: Natalie Cole
165.4-34 2 Jul 76Host: Glen Campbell
166.4-35 9 Jul 76Host: Rita Coolidge
167.4-3616 Jul 76Host: Helen Reddy (July 16, 1976)
168.4-3723 Jul 76Hosts: The Spinners
169.4-3830 Jul 76Host: David Brenner
170.4-39 6 Aug 76Host: James Brown
171.4-4013 Aug 76Host: Paul Williams
172.4-4120 Aug 76Host: Helen Reddy (August 20, 1976)
173.4-4227 Aug 76Host: Jimmie Walker
174.4-4310 Sep 76Host: Aretha Franklin
 
Season 5
 
175.5- 117 Sep 76Hosts: The Spinners
176.5- 224 Sep 76Host: Lesley Gore
177.5- 3 1 Oct 76Host: George Carlin
178.5- 4 8 Oct 76Host: James Brown
179.5- 515 Oct 76Co-hosts: Jackie DeShannon & Johnny Rivers
180.5- 622 Oct 76Host: Helen Reddy / The Spinners / Wild Cherry
181.5- 729 Oct 76Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
182.5- 8 5 Nov 76Host: Frankie Valli
183.5- 912 Nov 76Host: Lou Rawls
184.5-1019 Nov 76Host: Helen Reddy (November 19, 1976)
185.5-1126 Nov 76Host: Diana Ross
186.5-12 3 Dec 76Million Sellers of 1976, Part 1
187.5-1310 Dec 76Host: Helen Reddy (December 10, 1976)
188.5-1417 Dec 76Host: Tom Jones
189.5-15 7 Jan 77Million Sellers of 1976, Part 2
190.5-1621 Jan 77Host: Judy Collins
191.5-1728 Jan 77Host: Helen Reddy (4th Anniversary Show)
192.5-18 4 Feb 77Host: Glen Campbell
193.5-1918 Feb 77Hosts: The Electric Light Orchestra
194.5-2025 Feb 77Host: Loretta Lynn
195.5-21 4 Mar 77Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
196.5-2218 Mar 77Hosts: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
197.5-2325 Mar 77Host: Aretha Franklin
198.5-24 1 Apr 77Host: George Carlin
199.5-25 8 Apr 77Host: Gabe Kaplan
200.5-2622 Apr 77Host: George Benson
201.5-2729 Apr 77British Rock hosted by Wolfman Jack
202.5-28 6 May 77Host: Helen Reddy (May 6, 1977)
203.5-2913 May 77Host: Wolfman Jack
204.5-3020 May 77Host: Lou Rawls
205.5-3127 May 77Host: Neil Sedaka
206.5-32 3 Jun 77Hosts: Bread
207.5-3310 Jun 77Co-hosts: Emmylou Harris & Little Feat
208.5-3417 Jun 77Host: Neil Sedaka
209.5-3524 Jun 77Host: Gregg Allman
210.5-3629 Jul 77Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
211.5-37 5 Aug 77Hosts: The Spinners
212.5-3812 Aug 77Hosts: The Bay City Rollers
 
Season 6
 
213.6- 1 9 Sep 77Hosts: The Captain and Tennille
214.6- 216 Sep 77Host: David Brenner
215.6- 323 Sep 77Host: George Benson
216.6- 4 7 Oct 77Host: Kenny Rogers
217.6- 514 Oct 77Hosts: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
218.6- 621 Oct 77Host: Elvin Bishop
219.6- 728 Oct 77Host: David Soul
220.6- 8 4 Nov 77Host: Lou Rawls
221.6- 911 Nov 77Host: Glen Campbell
222.6-1018 Nov 77Hosts: The Spinners
223.6-1125 Nov 77Host: Frankie Valli
224.6-12 9 Dec 77Host: Wolfman Jack
225.6-1316 Dec 77Host: Lou Rawls
226.6-1423 Dec 77Host: Pat Boone (1977 Midnight Special Christmas Show)
227.6-1530 Dec 77Hosts: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
228.6-16 6 Jan 78Hosts: The Bay City Rollers
229.6-1713 Jan 78Hosts: The O'Jays
230.6-1827 Jan 78Host: Aretha Franklin
231.6-19 3 Feb 78Host: Shaun Cassidy
232.6-2010 Feb 78Host: Natalie Cole
233.6-2117 Feb 78Million Sellers of 1977 (hosted by Wolfman Jack)
234.6-2224 Feb 78Host: Donna Summer
235.6-23 3 Mar 78Host: Rick Nelson
236.6-2410 Mar 78Host: Ronnie Milsap
237.6-2517 Mar 78Hosts: Player
238.6-2624 Mar 78Host: Tom Jones
239.6-27 7 Apr 78Host: Roger Miller
240.6-2814 Apr 78Hosts: England Dan and John Ford Coley
241.6-2921 Apr 78Host: Jay Ferguson
242.6-3028 Apr 78Host: Journey
243.6-31 5 May 78Host: Yvonne Elliman
244.6-3212 May 78Host: Dicky Betts
245.6-3319 May 78Host: Helen Reddy (May 19, 1978)
246.6-3426 May 78Co-hosts: Donna Summer & Wolfman Jack
247.6-35 2 Jun 78Host: Crystal Gayle
248.6-36 9 Jun 78Host: Elvin Bishop
249.6-3716 Jun 78Host: Mac Davis
250.6-3823 Jun 78Host: Burton Cummings
251.6-3930 Jun 78Host: Martin Mull
252.6-4021 Jul 78Host: Eddie Money
253.6-4128 Jul 78Host: Leo Sayer
254.6-4218 Aug 78Host: Frankie Valli
255.6-4325 Aug 78Hosts: Todd Rundgren & Utopia
256.6-44 8 Sep 78Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
 
Season 7
 
257.7- 115 Sep 78Host: Larry Gatlin
258.7- 222 Sep 78Host: REO Speedwagon (September 22, 1978)
259.7- 329 Sep 78Host: Dolly Parton (September 29, 1978)
260.7- 413 Oct 78Hosts: The Dirt Band
261.7- 527 Oct 78Host: Wolfman Jack
262.7- 610 Nov 78Hosts: Hall & Oates
263.7- 717 Nov 78Hosts: The Atlanta Rhythm Section
264.7- 824 Nov 78Host: Ted Nugent
265.7- 9 1 Dec 78Disco Show hosted by Wolfman Jack
266.7-1015 Dec 78Host: Wolfman Jack
267.7-11 5 Jan 79Host: Tina Turner
268.7-1212 Jan 79Host: Wolfman Jack
269.7-1319 Jan 79Host: Blondie (January 19, 1979)
270.7-1426 Jan 79Hosts: The Village People
271.7-15 2 Feb 79Host: The Jacksons
272.7-16 9 Feb 79Hits of 1978 (hosted by Wolfman Jack)
273.7-1716 Feb 79Host: Alice Cooper
274.7-1823 Feb 79Hosts: Brooklyn Dreams
275.7-19 2 Mar 79Host: Alicia Bridges
276.7-2016 Mar 79Hosts: Rick James & the Stone City Band
277.7-2130 Mar 79Host: Linda Clifford
278.7-22 6 Apr 79Hosts: The Babys
279.7-2313 Apr 79Hosts: Sister Sledge
280.7-2427 Apr 79Hosts: The Beach Boys
281.7-25 4 May 79Host: Amii Stewart
282.7-2611 May 79Hosts: Peaches & Herb
283.7-2718 May 79Hosts: Journey
284.7-28 8 Jun 79Host: Gloria Gaynor
285.7-2915 Jun 79Host: Bob Welch
286.7-3029 Jun 79Hosts: Raydio
287.7-3113 Jul 79Midnight Special 1978 Highlights, Part 2
288.7-3220 Jul 79Host: Suzi Quatro
289.7-3327 Jul 79Host: Mac Davis
290.7-34 7 Sep 79Hosts: Little River Band
291.7-3514 Sep 79Host: Bob Welch
 
Season 8
 
292.8- 121 Sep 79Host: The Charlie Daniels Band
293.8- 228 Sep 79Host: The Cars (September 28, 1979)
294.8- 3 5 Oct 79Host: Blondie (October 5, 1979)
295.8- 419 Oct 79Hosts: The Captain and Tennille
296.8- 526 Oct 79Hosts: Peaches and Herb
297.8- 6 2 Nov 79Hosts: KC & the Sunshine Band
298.8- 7 9 Nov 79Hosts: The Commodores
299.8- 816 Nov 79Host: Roger Miller
300.8- 923 Nov 79Hosts: The Pointer Sisters
301.8-10 7 Dec 79Co-hosts: Doc Severinsen & France Joli
302.8-1114 Dec 79Hosts: The Village People
303.8-1221 Dec 79Co-hosts: Lou Rawls and Rita Coolidge
304.8-1311 Jan 80Host: Dr. Hook
305.8-1418 Jan 80Host: Isaac Hayes
306.8-1525 Jan 80Hosts: The Captain & Tennille (7th Anniversary Show)
307.8-16 1 Feb 80Hosts: The Captain & Tennille
308.8-17 8 Feb 80Host: Tom Jones
309.8-1822 Feb 80Host: Bonnie Pointer
310.8-19 7 Mar 80Host: Mac Davis
311.8-2014 Mar 80Host: Andy Gibb
312.8-21 4 Apr 80Hosts: Janis Ian and The Babys
313.8-2211 Apr 80Host: The Spinners
314.8-2318 Apr 80Co-hosts: Sissy Spacek and Levon Helm
315.8-24 9 May 80Host: Gladys Knight and the Pips
316.8-2516 May 80Host: Roy Orbison
317.8-2623 May 80Hosts: Billy Preston and Syreeta
318.8-2730 May 80Host: The Temptations
319.8-2813 Jun 80Host: The Brothers Johnson
320.8-2920 Jun 80Co-hosts: Eddie Rabbitt and Kim Carnes
321.8-3027 Jun 80Host: Ambrosia
322.8-3111 Jul 80Host: Rupert Holmes
323.8-3218 Jul 80Host: The Spinners
324.8-3325 Jul 80Host: Olivia Newton-John
325.8-34 1 Aug 80Co-hosts: Glen Campbell & Tayna Tucker
 
Season 9
 
326.9- 1 5 Sep 80Host: Ted Nugent (September 5, 1980)
327.9- 212 Sep 80Host: Christopher Cross (September 12, 1980)
328.9- 319 Sep 80Hosts: Cher and Black Rose
329.9- 426 Sep 80Host: Chevy Chase
330.9- 5 3 Oct 80Host: America
331.9- 610 Oct 80Hosts: The Spinners
332.9- 717 Oct 80Host: Mac Davis
333.9- 824 Oct 80Host: The Oak Ridge Boys
334.9- 9 7 Nov 80Host: Stephanie Mills
335.9-1014 Nov 80Host: Billy Crystal
336.9-1128 Nov 80Hosts: The Captain & Tennille
337.9-12 5 Dec 80Host: REO Speedwagon
338.9-1312 Dec 80Host: Robert Klein
339.9-1419 Dec 80Host: The Pointer Sisters
340.9-15 9 Jan 81Host: Harry Chapin
341.9-1616 Jan 81Host: Larry Hagman
342.9-1723 Jan 81Host: Andy Kaufman
343.9-1830 Jan 81Host: Lily Tomlin
344.9-19 6 Feb 81Host: Lynda Carter
345.9-2013 Feb 81Host: Bob Uecker
346.9-2120 Feb 81Host: Marilu Henner
347.9-22 6 Mar 81Host: Laraine Newman
348.9-2313 Mar 81Host: John Schneider
349.9-2420 Mar 81Host: Patricia Davis
350.9-2527 Mar 81Hosts: Skip Stephenson & Byron Allen
 
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