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4 New Shows Include Thriller, Anthology
by Joan Hanauer, UPI TV Writer

The Post-Standard, September 18, 1985

NEW YORK --  CBS is offering viewers four new shows Wednesday nights  --  a movie spinoff, a comedy anthology, a Cosby copycat and a private-eye thriller.

The results are a hit, a miss, a question mark and a maybe.  All four will debut tonight.

The potential hit is "The Equalizer," from 10 to 11 p.m., starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a former secret agent who quit in disgust and now lives in New York City and helps people in distress.

His ad in the classified section reads, "Got a Problem? Odds Against You? Call the Equalizer."  A phone number follows.  That's where the title comes from -- he equalizes the odds against his clients.

In the opening drama he saves a beautiful woman from a creep who wants to graduate from obscene phone calls to rape, and breaks up a computer-assisted blackmail ring that taps telephones in the Oval Office, the Pentagon and elsewhere to get the lowdown on hijinks in high places.

Guest stars in the opener include Robert Lansing as a former colleague who tries to keep McCall from being killed by his ex-employers, Jerry Stiller as Brahms, an out-of-shape agent who is willing to lend a hand and George Hearn as a senator with a tapped telephone.

Woodward is impressive as a suave middle-aged operator who exudes power.

He does it by keeping his face wiped absolutely clean and then with the smallest of deliberate facial gestures, suggests compassion, humor and all sorts of hidden emotion.  Thing is, it works.

 

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4 New Shows
Equalizer Movie
Duo To Script
Mad Magazine
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All New York
New TV Hero
Squeeze
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Child Death
Gray Panther
Creative Side--1
Creative Side--2
Creative Side--3

 

  

4 New Shows Include Thriller, Anthology
by Joan Hanauer, UPI TV Writer

The Post-Standard, September 18, 1985

NEW YORK --  CBS is offering viewers four new shows Wednesday nights  --  a movie spinoff, a comedy anthology, a Cosby copycat and a private-eye thriller.

The results are a hit, a miss, a question mark and a maybe.  All four will debut tonight.

The potential hit is "The Equalizer," from 10 to 11 p.m., starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a former secret agent who quit in disgust and now lives in New York City and helps people in distress.

His ad in the classified section reads, "Got a Problem? Odds Against You? Call the Equalizer."  A phone number follows.  That's where the title comes from -- he equalizes the odds against his clients.

In the opening drama he saves a beautiful woman from a creep who wants to graduate from obscene phone calls to rape, and breaks up a computer-assisted blackmail ring that taps telephones in the Oval Office, the Pentagon and elsewhere to get the lowdown on hijinks in high places.

Guest stars in the opener include Robert Lansing as a former colleague who tries to keep McCall from being killed by his ex-employers, Jerry Stiller as Brahms, an out-of-shape agent who is willing to lend a hand and George Hearn as a senator with a tapped telephone.

Woodward is impressive as a suave middle-aged operator who exudes power.

He does it by keeping his face wiped absolutely clean and then with the smallest of deliberate facial gestures, suggests compassion, humor and all sorts of hidden emotion.  Thing is, it works.

 

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