Weekend Viewing: PHENOM

James L. Brooks, the grand old man of American television, was very busy in 1993-4. Not only was he working on a new movie, As Good As It Gets I’ll Do Anything (a famously troubled film that reached theatres after brutal re-cutting), but he moved his TV operations from Fox to ABC and got two new shows on ABC’s schedule, one for mid-season, the other for fall. The mid-season show is the one everybody remembers: The Critic. The fall show is the one nobody remembers: Phenom, a comedy for ABC’s mighty Tuesday night lineup.