Picks and Pans Review: But First I'll Turn My Eye to a Few Series I Didn't Get to Review Before—just for the Record, So Historians Years from Now Will Know What We Really Thought of Nbc's Stingray and Such. Well, Stingray Stank. Here Were a Show and a H

updated 06/02/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/02/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT


...NBC's The Last Precinct, another beast from Cannell's video zoo, tried to copy Police Academy and The Keystone Kops. But the humor was less imaginative and sophisticated than Howdy Doody. And the cleavage gags made Porky's look mature. Grade: D.

...ABC's Joe Bash, another police show from the creator of Barney Miller, was at least inventive. Peter (Joe) Boyle played a whining, growling, grumpy cop on the beat. That made him different for TV. But that didn't make him fun to watch. An A for effort. But the grade: B-.

...Now the good news: Neither Stingray nor The Last Precinct nor Joe Bash has been renewed for the fall.

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