Tonight, weirdness on thin blue line, ivy-covered cutups

September 14, 1993|By David Zurawik | David Zurawik,Television Critic

* "Bakersfield P.D." premieres tonight at 8:30 on the Fox network.

The weird comedy is about a Washington, D.C., cop (Giancarlo Esposito) who winds up working in Bakersfield in central California with a very strange partner (Ron Eldard).

Esposito is a person of color, while his partner is very white.

There are lots of ethnic jokes, but not a lot of laughs.

** 1/2 .

* "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" premieres tonight at 8 on NBC (WMAR-Channel 2 has rescheduled the comedy premiere for Sunday at 11 a.m. because of an Orioles game).

The "Saved by the Bell" boys move from Saturday mornings and Bayside High to the fictitional California University and prime time.

What kind of SAT scores do you think Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) got?

Will Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, as Kelly, ever be asked to do any acting beyond getting in and out of a shower?

And wait until you see former football player Bob Golic as a dormitory boss.

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