Picks and Pans Review: Seduced

updated 03/11/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/11/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Tuesday, March 12, 9 p.m. ET)

Gregory (Trapper John, M.D.) Harrison is a prosecutor with an MBA who's in the running to take over a company advised by Mel Ferrer, who's murdered, and whose widow, Cybill (Moonlighting) Shepherd, once had an affair with Harrison. With it so far? Fine. Stop while you're ahead. That's all of Seduced that makes sense. The rest is sheer nonsense. The cops say that Ferrer's murderer must have been a good shot but then they arrest a guy who wears Coke bottle bottoms for glasses; he couldn't hit the side of a barn with an MX. So the show fails as a murder mystery. It also fails as sexy trash, even with Adrienne (Maude) Barbeau calling Shepherd a tramp and a slut and with the action—or what passes for it—moving to a tropical isle just so Shepherd can wear two bathing suits in one scene (while the camera stays a mile away). The only mystery to this mystery is why anyone went to the trouble of making it. That anyone is Harrison himself, who is executive producer of Seduced and who has talked about leaving Trapper John so he can produce more. Judging from this, you better stick to surgery, Doc.

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