PREMIERES--The fall TV season continues to arrive piecemeal, and this week it's NBC's turn to put some cards on the table.
Three new series begin this week on the once-hapless network whose prime-time schedule last season passed ABC and rocketed to second place in the Nielsen ratings behind CBS.
First comes Robert Blake as the convict-turned-ghetto priest in the unpreviewed dramatic series "Hell Town," 9 p.m. Wednesday on Channels 4, 36 and 39. Blake is Father "Hardstep" Rivers, now a pastor of the parish whose orphanage took him in as a child, and here determined to rescue a prostitute from her abusive pimp.
On Saturday, NBC unveils two promising comedies. The first, at 9 p.m., is "The Golden Girls," a half-hour series featuring Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty as over-50 housemates. Good cast. Good lines.