Picks and Pans Review: Maid for Each Other

updated 01/13/1992 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/13/1992 01:00AM

NBC (Mon., Jan. 13, 9 P.M. ET)

B-

In an ingratiating if silly comedy, Dinah (Empty Nest) Manoff plays a spoiled woman whose husband's death creates a spiral of downward mobility that ends in a job as a live-in maid for a contentious pop singer (Nell Carter) on the comeback trail. The discovery of Carter's ex-husband hanging stiffly in the hall closet sends the two women off on a slapstick adventure. Manoff and Carter give spirited accounts of themselves in this brittle but breezy showcase. Joyce Van Patten, Garrett Morris and Antonio Fargas ably costar.

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