Picks and Pans Review: Hot Pursuit

updated 09/24/1984 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/24/1984 01:00AM

NBC (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET)

Premiere: Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. ET They're so much in love: Kerrie (The Incubus) Keane is bright and beautiful, an engineer building a De Loreanesque car. Eric Pierpointe is her gentle, handsome, veterinarian husband. They kiss a lot and roll around together in fields of heather. Then her boss is shot dead and Keane is seen running away. She's tried for murder, found guilty, sentenced. But her husband sees a woman who looks just like Keane and the truth dawns on him: The boss' evil wife, Dina Merrill, had her husband killed and framed cute Keane by hiring a look-alike. The only way to prove Keane's innocence is to find her double. Hubby breaks her out of jail, and they go off in search of justice. The plot is right out of the old Fugitive, except this time the guy on the lam's a lady and she has company. It also resembles Highway to Heaven—they also meddle in other people's dramas as they roam—except that the angels in this one have criminal records. Keane and Pierpointe make a very likable couple; it's warm and cozy to watch them coo. But the show seems to be robbed of all its mystery in the premiere. Whether it can hold up through a season remains to be seen.

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