Picks and Pans Review: I Had Three Wives
CBS made a big deal of its so-called First Run Summer of three shows that premiered a month early, in August. We've already seen West 57th, the yuppied yogurt of news shows, and Hometown, a Big Chill meltdown. Here's the third, I Had Three Wives, about a detective, Victor (Godspell) Garber, who gets help on cases from his exes: Teri (We've Got It Made) Copley as an actress, Maggie (Falcon Crest) Cooper as a lawyer and Shanna (Legs) Reed as a journalist. The producers call this hour-long detective show a comedy. But it's all sit and no com. You get no laughs. You get little or no idea why these people divorced, except perhaps that they bored each other as much as they're boring the audience. You get no drama from the detective plot. But my parents taught me that you shouldn't say anything at all unless you can say something nice. So I'll say something nice: I Had Three Wives goes off the air in another four weeks.