TELEVISION: Total Adventure

The new season, announced NBC, would be brightened by "Total Television." Unable to devise a slogan so thumping, the other networks simply agreed that they too would try to make their entertainment total—whatever that meant. One result: a clutch of new "Action-Adventure" series, from a 19th century riverboat to 21st century rocket ships.

Twilight Zone (CBS, Fri. 10-10:30 p.m., E.D.T.) is the sort of show that is rare on TV: a half-hour of dramatic entertainment with no pretensions beyond a fresh idea presented by people with a decent respect for the medium...

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