Television: Must-See (Again) TV

There's a future in the past as the networks rush to celebrate classic stars. A look at the new wrinkles

This spring in the famously youth-obsessed TV business, Botox is out and wrinkles are in. The reason: during last November's sweeps, the networks' triannual efforts to impress advertisers--a Carol Burnett reunion on CBS surprised everyone (not least of all CBS) by drawing 30 million people to watch a reel of bloopers. Now, virtually every TV icon with an AARP card and a pulse has been pressed into service.

The nostalgia specials planned this sweeps--roughly two dozen of them--include reunions of The Cosby Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Laverne & Shirley (itself a '70s nostalgia show about the '50s)....

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