Picks and Pans Review: George Burns Comedy Week
CBS (Wed., Sept. 18, 9:30 p.m. ET)
George just introduces the show. And that's nice. Then Steve Martin takes over, off-camera, as an executive producer of this anthology series, which will have different stars, scripts and directors each week. You can sense Martin's subtle insanity in this premiere about a woman—Catherine (SCTV) O'Hara—whose roller skates are missing a wheel or two and who believes she's a bomb defuser one moment, a pilot the next, an NFL wide receiver the next. She escapes from her sanatorium and falls in love with a cop, Tim (Animal House) Matheson. The first show is sweet and entertaining. If the series can keep up that quality, it may earn a higher grade. For now we'll wait and see and give it a B.
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