Picks and Pans Review: The Royal Family

updated 10/14/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/14/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Wednesdays, 8 P.M. ET)


Redd Foxx and Delia Reese play a salty couple who are about to settle comfortably into retirement, when their grown daughter (Mariann Aalda) announces she's moving back in—with her three children.

At its best the show provides an opportunity for Foxx and Reese to string up some barbed-wire dialogue. He: "I wouldn't dare raise my hand at you, Victoria. It would leave my groin unprotected." She: "You better talk fast or lay down, old man, 'cause you dead." But most of the time this program is glaringly artificial. Foxx fans, stick with Sanford and Son reruns.

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