Picks and Pans Review: Bender

updated 09/17/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/17/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (10 p.m. ET)

Perennial supporting actor Harry Guardino stars as a New York cop who becomes police chief of a ritzy California town plagued by crooks. With Guardino's craggy forcefulness and taut direction, this sent-up-the-river pilot deserves a reprieve.


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