Video: A Truly Unsentimental Cad

Buffalo Bill wins laughs as the most outrageous man on TV

He is a hypocrite, a braggart, a coward and a misogynist. He is sycophantic, grasping, rude and vain. He is also hilarious, the most outrageous character on television. He is Bill Bittinger, a Buffalo talk-show host, brilliantly played by Dabney Coleman, on NBC's new comedy series Buffalo Bill. The character is that rarity on television, a star who is a truly unsentimental cad. His lone redeeming feature is his unredeemability. To Buffalo Bill, all women are "bimbos" to be seduced, all men rivals...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!