TELEVISION: The New Shows

The new television season has formally weighed in, and so far, in the main, it seems like a ton of feathers trying to crowd together on a butcher's scale. But among this week's and last week's starters, there also are some solid spots.

Thriller (NBC) is an hour-long bloodmobile with Boris Karloff as host. Last week's unpromising première involved a Manhattan corporate executive framed as a murderer by a kleptomaniacal kook.

The Aquanauts (CBS), a new series, turned out to be sea-horse opera of the first water about a pair of professional divers. The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!