Picks and Pans Review: Finder of Lost Loves

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

originally published 09/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET)

Premiere: Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m. ET It is a wonderfully romantic idea: A series about a man who helps others find the loves that slipped through their fingers. Who doesn't have one (or more) of those? Who wouldn't fantasize about hiring Tony (The Name of the Game) Franciosa as this detective-cum-cupid? In the premiere, Tony helps a tycoon, Steve Forrest, find the lovely woman he left at the altar decades earlier, only to discover that she is happy without him. Then Tony helps a young woman find her missing boyfriend, who's fleeing the Vegas mob. The first tale is touching; the second is contrived. Here's hoping that Finder of Lost Loves can keep playing near .500.

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