Picks and Pans Review: Peaceable Kingdom

updated 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Wed., Sept. 20, 8 P.M. ET)

C+

It's no put-down to say this tame family drama relies on animal magnetism. Lindsay Wagner and Tom Wopat run a zoo in a large city, and cute animals, domestic and wild, run rampant. But the producers of this series, an amalgam of the better Daktari and weaker Family, have made siblings out of Wagner-Wopat instead of would-be lovers, which they are in this charming pilot. What's left are shots of sweet gorillas, and a plot that can drive you ape.

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