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updated 07/16/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/16/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

This summer NBC is airing two old series on Fridays, a troubled night for the network since Miami Vice folded its gaudy tent. Bret Maverick (8 P.M. ET) was James Garner's weary 1981 attempt to reprise his hit Western, Maverick (1957-62). The Yellow Rose (9 P.M. ET) was a saddle-sore 1983 clone of Dallas, starring Cybill Shepherd and Sam Elliott. NBC has dubbed this programming block Classic Fridays. Actually, Meatless Fridays might be more apropos.

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