Picks and Pans Review: Major Dad

updated 09/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Mon., Sept. 18, 8 P.M. ET)

D-

This show makes it too easy for TV critics. First that title begs for such comments as "This show is a major dud." Then there's the ineptly developed premise: Gerald (Simon & Simon) McRaney as a barking, by-the-book major who becomes stepfather to three young girls after he marries their liberal reporter mother (Shanna Reed). Someone at CBS, learning what I thought of this aggressively inane show, asked me to watch it again, hoping I would change my mind. It worked. I hated it more the second time.

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