They agreed, however, that there was a problem in the casting.
The choices for the lead roles were a pair of attractive though relatively unknown actors named Kim Cattral and Art Hindle.
Correction Appended It was an unabashedly derivative idea - a detective drama centered around a married couple - with a tiny novel twist: the female character would double as a witch with telekinetic powers.
CBS liked the concept enough to order up a script - one of perhaps a hundred that it orders each year in developing its prime-time schedule.
Thus did ''Tucker's Witch'' become one of just six new CBS series for the fall - a winner in a contest where losing is far more common. After just six episodes had been telecast to consistently poor ratings, CBS announced plans to replace ''Tucker's Witch.'' The network promised to give the show a second try in a new time slot at an unspecified date next spring.