Picks and Pans Review: Monday, January 23

updated 01/23/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/23/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

As a teaser for CBS's spinoff series (premiering Jan. 29), the network is showing Alan Alda's 1981 film about three middle-aged couples who share vacations and marital difficulties. The satire (directed and written by Alda, who is co-producing the new show) is good-hearted and knowing, and the cast (particularly Carol Burnett and Jack Weston) is excellent. Weston will be a regular on the new sitcom.

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