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

CBS (8:30-9 p.m. ET)

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.

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