Picks and Pans Review: Mama's Family

updated 01/24/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/24/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (9-9:30 p.m. ET)

In this feeble-minded and heavy-handed new sitcom, Vicki Lawrence re-creates her Carol Burnett Show role as the matriarch of a brood of Billy Carterish buffoons. Unfortunately, without Burnett, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway, the family has been reduced to a tasteless and witless carnival of freaks. (Premiere)

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