Television: No Time for Comedy

Will the new TV season feature the same old guns, rape, murder and arson? Yup. But with a difference. This fall the networks have agreed that between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Time (6 to 8 Central Tune) is to be "family time," when Mom, Pop, the kids and Rover can cluster round the tube assured that they are not going to be shocked or scared. The very notion summons up classic adventure stories and young people's concerts. Is TV finally beginning to grow up?

Not a bit of it. Family tune is a...

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