Picks and Pans Review: Sable

updated 11/09/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/09/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sat., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. ET)

C+

ABC canceled Once a Hero, about a cartoon good guy who masqueraded as a real man. Now in its place they give us Sable, about a real-life good guy who masquerades as a cartoonist. This is not what I call progress. Lewis Van Bergen stars as Sable, a man with a mysterious African past who hides from the police because he killed the men who killed his family. But when somebody's in trouble, Sable inexplicably paints his face half-black and comes to the rescue à la The Equalizer. Weird guy. Weird show.

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