Picks and Pans Review: Reggie

updated 08/01/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/01/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (9:30-10 p.m. ET)

Richard (Soap) Mulligan is an aging idea man for an ice cream company who is given 18 hours to create a promotional campaign for a new product. Based on Britain's popular series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, the show offers able performances by Barbara Barrie as Reggie's wife and Tim Busfield as his aspiring-actor son. But ultimately the program rests on Mulligan's shoulders, and he cannot carry the load.

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