Picks and Pans Review: American Playhouse: the Shady Hill Kidnapping

updated 01/11/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/11/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

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Polly Holliday and George Grizzard star as the Wasp-ish Woosters of Shady Hill in author John Cheever's bitingly funny first play for TV. The satire launches 25 weeks of drama, comedy and musicals by such celebrated writers as Kurt Vonnegut, Ann Beattie and Studs Turkel. (Premiere)

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