Picks and Pans Review: The Big Easy

updated 08/16/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/16/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (8-9 p.m. ET)

New Orleans musician turned private eye William Devane blows his clarinet—but not his leads—in this grounded pilot, which tries to jazz up the detective genre but hits only sour notes.

THE 25TH MAN NBC (9-10 p.m. ET)

A newly appointed L.A. police academy commander (Ed Winter) struggles with fresh recruits and a stale script in another failed pilot.


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