Picks and Pans Review: Tv Od
Pay attention, class. This week we have lots of homework, starting with eight premieres, all reviewed and graded below. And that's not all. Consider, for instance, Wednesday the 18th: CBS unveils four of its new shows that night; ABC takes over prime time with 45/85, a look at how we've changed in four decades; PBS fills its prime time with The Abortion Battle, a report that tries to look at both sides of that controversy; and NBC gives you the season openers of St. Elsewhere and Highway to Heaven. If you own four VCRs and five miles of videotape, you can see it all. Then on Sunday the 22nd, TV pats itself on the back—because somebody has to—with the Emmys on ABC. And the next night NBC exports Michael J. Fox and clan to London in a special, Family Ties Vacation, while on CBS, Jackie Gleason and Art Carney reunite in a TV movie called Izzy and Moe. Gleason and Carney's show wasn't made available for review, but you can read all about them on page 44. On the next night, Tuesday the 24th, ABC's Moonlighting returns as a full-fledged series (its grade: A). So study hard, class. If you don't, the teacher will make you stay after school on the 21st and watch the season opener of Hunter as punishment.
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