Television: And Next Season?

Short of certified juvenile delinquents, few adolescents have ever absorbed such deserved and damning criticism. All summer long the twelve-year-old television industry has been clobbered by critics and cold-shouldered by advertisers. Last week it took its worst tongue lashing yet. TV, reported Variety in its annual radio-television review and preview, is in such sad shape that the tube lights are going out in living rooms all across the land.

"If the past season was a dud," asks Variety, "what will the next season be like?" Answer: awful.

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