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Performance: Before it came out, the buzz hit fever-pitch. Many whined that the CBS drama Swingtown, with its focus on free love in the 1970s, was too provocative for network TV.
After the pilot episode, however, L.A. Times television critic Mary McNamara questioned whether the show would end up being genuinely sexy or mostly silly.
Assessment: After considerable buzz prior to its release, Swingtown all but dropped off the radar once it began to air. The jury is still out on whether the series will be renewed.