Television: New Life

In the dolor of television's long dull summer, almost any new face would have been welcome. But with last week's show. NBC's The Lively Ones had outlived the first blush of its July arrival in such splendid shape that it was clearly more than a child of summertime's special forbearance. With a polished, inventive approach to the musical variety-show format, The Lively Ones is indeed lively and, more than lively, likable.

By cutting away all the waste-time of introductions (" . . . and now, folks, a really wonderful performer and a great...

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