Television: The New Season

Nine out of ten physicians probably agree that a patient should resort to Amytal, Seconal, and phenobarbital only after he has tried TV. Last week, with the arrival of the last of the new season's premieres, it was clear that the prescription is still effective.

Since ABC discovered that stupendous profits can be made through the production of stupendous mediocrity, the other two networks have conformed nicely, performing the difficult feat of lowering their own standards. From precooked oatmeal to precast bullets, everyone is importing packaged pap from Hollywood by the case. But above...

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