Theatrical films having their commercial network premieres during the TV season ahead include:

On ABC--"Arthur," "Superman II," "Heaven Can Wait," "Prince of the City," "For Your Eyes Only" and "Absence of Malice."

On CBS--"Star Wars" (probably to air during the November ratings sweeps), "Chariots of Fire," "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Mommie Dearest," "Taps," "Atlantic City" and "The Four Seasons," which star and writer Alan Alda is adapting to TV series form for later in the CBS season.

On NBC--"Ordinary People," "On Golden Pond," "Airplane!," "The Elephant Man," "Bustin' Loose" with Richard Pryor, and "Fort Apache, The Bronx."

On the pay-cable service Showtime, October and November titles booked include "An Officer and a Gentleman," "The Verdict," "Honkytonk Man" with Clint Eastwood, "Dragonslayer" and "Monsignor." Beyond that, movies likely to show up on most pay-TV services in the next 12 months include "First Blood," "Porky's," "Trading Places," "Frances," "48 Hrs.," "WarGames," "Staying Alive," "Octopussy," "Blue Thunder," "Flashdance" and "Tootsie." The newer the movie, the longer it will take to appear on cable TV.

Home Box Office, the nation's largest pay-TV service, will show most of the Showtime titles, plus such HBO exclusives as "Sophie's Choice" and "Annie." In November, HBO will offer the German "Das Boot" and "The Last Unicorn," an animated fable that got only limited theatrical release. Cinemax, the HBO sister service, will be showing such oddities as the once-notorious "Killing of Sister George," the garish documentary "Mondo Cane," and Lina Wertmuller's "Seven Beauties."

SCTV, those masters of parody dropped by NBC earlier this year, return in "SCTV Cinemax" on the pay service Nov. 22. The same month, Cinemax unveils its new sex magazine of the air (or wire, as it were), "Eros America."

Showtime does not offer its subscribers made-for-pay movies, but original HBO films to be shown during the season ahead include "Right of Way," starring James Stewart and Bette Davis; a six-hour mini-series, "The Far Pavilions," in April; and, in future months, "The Cold Room," a thriller with George Segal, and "The Blood of Others," a wartime romance set in occupied Paris, starring Jodie Foster and Michael Ontkean, and directed by French director Claude Chabrol.