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The Norm Show

ABC
Midseason Debut
Wednesday 9:30–10:00 p.m.
Cast:Norm Macdonald, Laurie Metcalfe, Ian Gomez, and Bruce Jarchow

Former Saturday Night Live comedian Macdonald returns to the small screen after a brief, unsuccessful go at a film career (Dirty Work proved to be just that for the actor). Professional hockey player Norm Henderson (Macdonald) may have had all the moves on the ice, but off it he wasn't quite so smooth. His gambling and tax evasion catch up with him, and he's sentenced to community service. He winds up a social worker and finds going head-to-head with bureaucracy is often more painful than a hard check to the gut. His coworker and former counselor (Metcalfe) helps him learn the ropes and proves a reliable friend outside the office.