Television: Sputtering into the Fall

New shows are scarce as the actors' strike continues

Will Mork return to Ork? Will Hawkeye Pierce ever be sued for malpractice? Who did shoot J.R.? With the actors unions' strike against the three major television networks grinding into its eighth week, viewers may have to wait another month for the answers.

Except for the actors, 85% of whom are "at liberty" in even the best of TV times, few will be hurt by the strike. The networks will not lose money, since advertisers "buy" seasons as well as individual shows, and the fall is...

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