Television: The New Season: Under Arrest

Television programming has often been described as a crime, but this fall it is literally so. Or at least one-third of it is. In the new season that opened last week, 29 shows, accounting for approximately one out of every three prime-time hours, will be devoted to cops, robbers, prosecutors and most of the imaginable variants thereof. Of 24 new shows, 13 promulgate law and order.

Private eyes will peer around every corner of the schedule. There are two black sleuths, CBS'S James-Bonded superstud Shaft (played by Richard Roundtree, who created the role in...

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