The City of Absurdity   On the Air

  by David Hiltbrand, People, June 22, 1992 ABC (Saturdays, 9:30 P.M. ET)
From David Lynch and Mark Frost, the people who brought you Twin Peaks, comes this farcical sitcom about the chaos attending the production of a live TV variety show in 1957.

The comedy's wonderful ensemble includes Ian Buchanan, as the flappable star of The Lester Guy Show, David L. Lander, as the director with an impenetrable Slavic accent, and Marvin Kaplan, as the nervous producer.

The show's comically choreographed mayhem is a difficult premise to sustain, like trying to stage a big bumper-car pileup again and again. So be sure to watch – and tape – this week's pilot directed by Lynch. It's a doozy.

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