On The Weekend Watch:
PREMIERES, PREMIERES . . . -- The new season continues to shape up with a heaping handful of new shows over the next few days. Tonight, check out the "Babes" on Fox (at 8:30, Channel 45), James Earl Jones in ABC's "Gabriel's Fire" (actually the same pilot seen last night but in its regular time slot at 9, Channel 13), and NBC's crime-to-trial drama, "Law & Order" (at 10, Channel 2). On Friday, the daily syndicated series from Steven Spielberg, "Tiny Toon Adventures," gets a prime-time look on CBS at 9 p.m. (Channel 11), before moving to its weekday 5 p.m. slot on Channel 45. Saturday brings NBC's new "Hull High" (at 8 p.m., Channel 2) which, while premiered earlier on the network, was bumped here by an Orioles game. And on Sunday (9 p.m., Channel 2), CBS unveils the environmental series "E.A.R.T.H. Force," with Gil ("Buck Rogers") Gerard leading an elite force of pollution punchers.
. . AND SOME RETURNS -- It is a new season for some older shows, too. At 10 tonight on Channel 11, for example, the CBS soaper "Knots Landing" unravels some of its summer cliffhangers. On Saturday (8:30 p.m., Channel 11), "The Hogan Family" moves from NBC to CBS with a two-part premiere in which the family is visiting California. On Sunday, ABC (Channel 13) has new-season debuts of "Life Goes On" (7 p.m., with the Thatcher family vacationing in Hawaii) "America's Funniest Home Videos" (8 p.m.) and its clone, "America's Funniest People" (at 8:30), while CBS (Channel 11) has fresh stories on "60 Minutes" (7 p.m.) and "Murder, She Wrote" (at 8).