Television: The 1978-79 Season: I

Silverman 's last-minute shuffle upstages the new series

As the 1978-79 season gets under way, TV's best show remains unchanged: it is the daredevil, off-screen saga of Master Programmer Fred Silverman. Newly enthroned as president of third-place NBC, Silverman just will not sit still. Last week on the eve of the new season's first premieres, he upstaged the entire industry by ripping up his own previously announced schedule. Silverman changed the prime-time lineup on five out of seven nights, shifting the long-running Saturday Night at the Movies to Wednesday and announcing a smorgasbord of...

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