Picks and Pans Review: Hotel Malibu

updated 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET)


Who does the hiring at this swank beachfront resort? Mr. Magoo? The staff is made up of swindlers, dumb straight arrows, snakes and seductresses. Good help can't be this hard to find, even in California.

Apart from the exotic employees, this summer series from the creators of Homefront and Second Chances is a middling melodrama with a winning cast—among them, Joanna Cassidy, Harry O'Reilly and Jennifer Lopez.

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