Television: New Season: II

Vicious WEB, half-baked PIE

W.E.B. (Sept. 13, NBC, 10 p.m. E.D.T.). When the movie Network came out two years ago, rumors ran that the Faye Dunaway character was actually based on Lin Bolen, a onetime programming v.p. at NBC. This was nasty gossip, because Dunaway played a feral TV executive who might run over her grandmother in pursuit of higher ratings. Bolen survived all the talk and has now re-emerged as the executive producer of W.E.B. Set at a fictional TV network, the show is Bolen's rejoinder to the movie that savaged her. Or...

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