Watch for guest stars on 'Law,' 'X-Files'

TODAY'S TV

July 01, 1994|By David Bianculli | David Bianculli,Special to The Sun

For the first time in weeks, there's no soccer to write about. In all probability, there will be continued coverage of the O. J. Simpson preliminary hearing (you know where to find it), but, as for regularly scheduled programming, there isn't much of note. Some of the notes, in fact, are pretty sour.

* "Burke's Law" (9-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- As entertaining side dishes go, I prefer "Cole's Law." But though hardly considered an entertainment entree, at least "Burke's Law" serves up hefty helpings of goofy guest-star appearances. In tonight's repeat, the roster includes Milton Berle, Ed McMahon, Gavin MacLeod and Elliott Gould. CBS.

* "The X-Files" (9-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- One of the best "X-Files" from the first season, this one concerned a faith healer whose powers surprised even himself -- and were not entirely within his control. David Duchovny stars, with former "Wiseguy" guest star Dennis Lipscomb contributing another fine supporting role. Fox repeat.

* "20/20" (10-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- With the Simpson preliminary hearing unspooling new facts in the case, expect "20/20" to take advantage of its Friday-night prime-time slot to advance the story. ABC.

* "Picket Fences" (10-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A great episode: Carter (Kelly Connell) goes out on a date with help from a hidden sort of Cyrano, while the Brock children find themselves confronting romance under very self-aware circumstances. CBS repeat.

Cable

* "The Flintstones' New Neighbors" (9:35 p.m.-10:05 p.m., DIS) -- Do we really need any more Flintstones exposure? Do we want to visit the Frankenstones? To be perfectly Frank, no.

* "The Best Years of Our Lives" (11 p.m.-2 a.m., AMC) -- Viewers touched by all the D-Day coverage will be interested in, and probably emotionally moved by, this 1946 William Wyler movie, which talked about returning veterans the year after World War II was over.

* "Killbots" (11 p.m.-1 a.m., USA) -- I don't want to be a killjoy, but Killbots is stupid.

* "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (2-4:30 a.m., TNT) All others pay cash.

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