CBS (4:30-5:30 p.m. ET)
Smart but dorky, Manny Jacobs as Bertram Cummings is that unfortunate high school freshman—the nerd. Picked on by his peers and flagging in his pursuit of an attractive classmate (Sarah Inglis), Bertram plots an elaborate revenge against his schoolmate tormentors. With a teenage cast (Jacobs is just 14) and written by 20-year-old New York University student John McNamara, this CBS Afternoon Playhouse drama is a fine showcase for young talent.