It's a Sharon Stone double feature


August 10, 1994|By David Bianculli | David Bianculli,Special to The Sun

CBS has some "Good Advice" on tap tonight, and so do I. Mine is to skip "Good Advice" and watch HBO's comedies instead -- especially "The Larry Sanders Show," on which Sharon Stone is a guest star.

* "Good Advice" (8:30-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- This show ought to be called "Lethargy Inc." Who cares? CBS.

* "Models Inc." (9-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- William Katt, as Paul, begins to get even more involved in the murder case, and with some of the suspects, in tonight's episode. The writers have yet to ignite any sparks on this show, but at least they're beginning to make the effort to create some entertaining friction. Based on the last two episodes, that's a fact -- and fact, as we all know, is stranger than friction. Fox.

* "48 Hours: New York Underground" (10-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Talk about digging for a story: Every aspect of this "48 Hours" concerns parts of New York that are below street level, from subways to cellar clubs. CBS.


* "Coneheads" (8-9:30 p.m., HBO) -- Even the previews of this movie were too long, which gives a clear indication of how long this movie is -- or feels. Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin reprise their old -- and I do mean old -- "Saturday Night Live" roles as pointy-headed visitors from "France." Consuming mass quantities of this 1993 big-screen version, though, could be injurious to your health.

* "Basic Instinct" (8-10:10 p.m., SHO) -- As a competitive prelude to Sharon Stone's appearance on "The Larry Sanders Show" on HBO, Showtime is presenting the 1992 movie that made her a major star.

* "Desperately Seeking Susan" (9-11 p.m., USA) -- And here's the 1985 movie that helped make Madonna a star.

* "Dream On" (10-10:30 p.m., HBO) -- The writers have explored lots of romantic permutations among the characters on this show, but tonight there's a new one: Martin (Brian Benben) and his usually hostile secretary, Toby (Denny Dillon).

* "The Larry Sanders Show" (10:30-11 p.m., HBO) -- Stone plays herself in this episode and is totally charming. Whether acting as a talk-show guest on Larry's show or as his bedroom partner, she's both funny and natural. Garry Shandling stars as Larry, and this is the kind of plot line that must make him happy he didn't give up this cable series to pursue a real-life network talk show. Real life, even for a talk-show host, seldom gets as good as this week's sitcom.

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