Television: Out of the Closet

For reasons of realism as well as low costs, Hollywood directors have for years sought their scenery abroad. But television, content to develop its talent for staging the eruption of Vesuvius in a studio closet, has rarely ventured far afield. Next season, viewers will see a brave pioneer bust out of the closet onto the Còte d'Azur and points north. The pioneer: a hammy comedy serial about an American nightclub act in Europe titled Harry's Girls (NBC), which is filming 13 of its 26 half-hour shows on the French Riviera.

On hand will be a team of nine Americans, eight...

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