Picks and Pans Review: The Famous Teddy Z

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

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

CBS (Mon., Sept. 18, 9:30 P.M. ET)

A-

Okay, someone at CBS has a funny bone. Teddy is a lively, inventive, at times hysterically amusing half hour. In fact this is one of the best sitcoms in recent years. Likable Jon (Pretty in Pink) Cryer plays Teddy, a young kid who finds himself working in the mail room of a large Hollywood talent agency. Before he knows it, he's a major player, dealing with comic characters who bear amazing resemblances to such people as Marlon Brando. Cryer and Alex Rocco (as a sleazy agent) make magic together. Hugh Wilson (creator of WKRP in Cincinnati and Frank's Place) has crafted a gem.

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