Television: Recycled Waste

If nothing else, the TV networks' "second season"—shows substituted midterm for those killed by bad ratings —could serve as a postgraduate seminar for ecologists. No other U.S. industry is as practiced or proficient in recycling its waste products.

The CBS replacement entries include a series of Jackie Gleason and the Honeymooners reruns dating from 1969. NBC is introducing two substitutes it bought two years ago and then shelved. One of ABC's fill-in series is The Reel Game, a formula quiz show produced by and starring Jack Barry, who was associated with Tic Tac Dough...

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