Labor And Other Pains

SHOW: MURPHY BROWN

TIME: MONDAYS, 9 P.M. EDT, CBS

THE BOTTOM LINE: This popular sitcom has good things going for it, but wit, style and subtlety are not among them.

THE DOORBELL RINGS, AND ONE BY one, an all-star guest list of TV celebrities troop into the house: Katie Couric, Joan Lunden, Paula Zahn, Faith Daniels, Mary Alice Williams. The scene plays like one of those old I Love Lucy episodes, with the Ricardos in Hollywood. (Look -- it's William Holden! And Harpo Marx!) Actually, it is the most star-studded baby shower in TV history. All these real-life TV newswomen have...

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