Television: Not Worth a Second Look

Television's dark age seems to be continuing into the 1970s. The 1969-70 season began dimly last fall, and the "second-season" replacement shows that premiered last week did not exactly brighten the picture tube.

Except, perhaps, for admirers of Johnny Cash and country music, in that order. The Johnny Cash Show, a fill-in hit last summer, is back on ABC with more of the Nashville sound. Another fair-weather favorite, Hee Haw, has returned to CBS; a bucolic Laughin, the show has a certain nitwit charm—for about seven minutes.

The only other new program with a glimmer...

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