MGM sold at least two series to ABC in 1967. Off To See The Wizard led off the Friday lineup, and was followed by studio stablemate Hondo. Neither series survived the season.
Hondo was based on a John Wayne movie of the same name from about a decade earlier, and Wayne's production company co-produced the series with MGM and co-producer Andrew Fenady's company. Ralph Taeger (ex-Klondike) was cast in the lead role as Calvary scout Hondo Lane, played by Wayne in the movie. I should also point out that it wasn't the only Western with a military theme that season, either, on ABC, as the network was also home to 20th Century Fox's Custer (yep, another 1-season failure).
Currently, the series has resurfaced on Get TV as part of its Saturday afternoon block. Here's to hoping that it will spur enough interest among baby boomers to get a DVD release.
Gilmore Box provides the intro:
In the 80's, after a guest appearance on Father Murphy, Taeger retired from acting and started a firewood business before passing away last year.