Picks and Pans Review: Singer & Sons

updated 06/11/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/11/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Sat., June 9, 9:30 P.M. ET)


Harold Gould is a New York City Jewish deli owner. The childless widower has no one to pass his business on to and is considering chucking it all to retire to Florida, until he reluctantly hires the two warring sons (Bobby Hosea and Tommy Ford) of his black housekeeper (Esther Rolle).

It's a nice cast, but this canned clash of Yiddish and black cultures makes for an unappetizing stew—gefilte fish with collard greens. The best part, as it is on NBC's soap Generations, is the montage of photographs that flash by during the opening credits.

The show is currently scheduled to move to 9 P.M. on Wednesdays for a limited run after this preview.

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