Picks and Pans Review: The Single Guy

UPDATED 10/02/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/02/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. ET)


Marriage is like a cult in this amusing sitcom. Its mesmerized members will do anything to convert the vulnerable. As the only unmarried guy in his circle, Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's) is surrounded by paired-off proselytizers. In the pilot, his friends fix him up with a TIME editor (Olivia d'Abo), an outrageous name-dropper with a glass-shattering laugh.

The show has a sophisticated sense of humor that suits Silverman's talents. But he is surrounded by an anemic cast, including Jessica Hecht (Ross's ex-wife's lesbian lover on Friends) and Ming-Na Wen (Deb on ER). The odd man out is Ernest Borgnine as the chummy doorman. Call it a hunch, but I have a feeling this show may do well, especially because it is sandwiched between Friends and Seinfeld.

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