Show Business: The New Recruits: Old Faces & Tricks

Familiar faces in new situations, familiar situations with new faces and a few far-out fancies worked around the standard detection plot. So it goes with this season's new recruits in TV's crime-fighting force.

Lome Greene, for example, formerly the gruff boss of the Ponderosa ranch on Bonanza, is reincarnated as Griff (ABC), an ex-police captain who opens an antique-filled office as a Los Angeles private eye. The impossible-mission gambit is given a new workout by shows like Chase (NBC), which stars Mitchell Ryan as the head of a police unit assigned to cases other departments cannot handle.

Tough cops still come in two...

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