Programs: The New Season (Contd.)

If only because of the lackluster quality of the competition, ABC, the perennial lightweight among TV's big three, looked surprisingly strong in last week's round of fall premieres. With the British-made suspense anthology Journey to the Unknown (Thursday, 9:30-10:30 p.m., E.D.T.), ABC escorted viewers on the weirdest—and most fascinating—excursion since the days of The Twilight Zone. The first episode, an adaptation of John Collier's short story, Special Delivery, successfully elaborated on a typical Collier theme—a young man (Dennis Waterman) falls in love with a department-store mannequin (Carol Lynley) and dies in...