Picks and Pans Review: Branagan & Mapes
updated 08/01/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/01/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
In this summer comedy pilot, Don Murray (late of Knots Landing) is Branagan, a widower left to raise three mouthy but adorable stepchildren, including Dana (Shoot the Moon) Hill. Domestic discord abounds, but cuteness and soothed feelings ultimately triumph. "I'm going to prove that I am as good a mother as the next guy," proclaims Branagan. Murray is fatally staid, and the idea old hat. Fred MacMurray did it better.