TELEVISION: INK-A-DINK-A-REDO

THE SEASON'S MOST TROUBLED SITCOM GETS A TOTAL OVERHAUL, AND--SURPRISE!--IT'S WORTH A LOOK

Whether it succeeds or fails, the CBS sitcom Ink (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET) will be remembered for inspiring one of the most refreshing bursts of candor in television history. When the pilot episode for the Ted Danson-Mary Steenburgen comedy was finished, the people involved could scarcely contain their lack of enthusiasm. Danson, at a press conference, said he didn't want to "disclaim the baby" but promised the show would improve. Steenburgen likened the series to making a batch of pancakes: sometimes "you throw out the first." A few weeks later CBS tossed out all four episodes completed up to that point,...

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