Picks and Pans Review: The Hal Linden Special
updated 04/16/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 04/16/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST
Linda Lavin, Bonnie Franklin and Cathryn (Soap) Damon sing and dance winningly while tracing Linden's rise from singer-saxophonist to eminence in Barney Miller. The premise is mawkish, but Linden's warmth makes his first special painless.