CBS (9-11:30 p.m. ET)
CBS can brag that it won more nominations than the other networks, but NBC’s Hill Street Blues led all programs with a startling 21 nods and its Shogun came in second with 14. CBS’s other woe: While Ed Asner and Shirley MacLaine host, a slew of stars, including Ron Howard, Penny Marshall and Larry Hagman, have declined to appear. Many apparently fear this year’s “theme” show will look tackier than a Vegas lounge.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14