Music Awards will offer some relief from the trial

TODAY'S TV

January 30, 1995|By David Bianculli | David Bianculli,Special to The Sun

The O. J. Simpson trial is scheduled to resume today, and Fox's O. J. Simpson made-for-TV movie is scheduled to be broadcast tomorrow night. Welcome to OJTV: All O. J., all the time. There are, however, alternatives, at least for now.

* "The American Music Awards" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., Channel 2) -- Tonight's awards show includes a segment celebrating the 10th anniversary of "We Are the World" -- because, after all, we and the world are still here. Also, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince is scheduled to perform live, as is the Artist Still Known as Madonna, and the Artists Making the Transition From Boyz II Men. The show's hosts, Tom Jones, Lorrie Morgan and Queen Latifah, perform also, and the evening's strangest scheduled performance may well be that of "Tutti Frutti," sung by Little Richard and the Go-Go's. ABC.

* "The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Channel 13) -- Tonight is "series premiere" repeat night for three shows on the CBS schedule, including this first episode of "The Nanny." CBS.

* "Pretty Woman" (8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Channel 11) -- The last time this 1990 movie was repeated on network TV, it was an opportunity to watch the work of supporting player Jason Alexander, subsequently enjoying a higher profile as a co-star on "Seinfeld." This time, it's an opportunity to focus on the work of another supporting player: Hector Elizondo, who played the hotel manager and now runs the hospital on "Chicago Hope." NBC.

* "Platypus Man" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Channels 20, 54) -- Tonight's guest, for the record, is Mary Crosby. UPN.

* "Cybill" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Channel 13) -- Another series pilot rerun by CBS tonight, but this one is for viewers with really short memories or attention spans. After all, this premiere episode was televised only four weeks ago. CBS.

* "Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., Channel 13) -- Finally, here's the third CBS pilot repeat of the night -- but since this show has picked up millions of new viewers in its Monday time slot, this is one repeat a lot of people might actually want to catch. CBS.

Cable

* "Guncrazy" (12:45 a.m.-2:25 a.m., SHO) -- Drew Barrymore stars as an unstable young woman in this interesting 1992 Showtime movie, which subsequently got theatrical release and good reviews -- even though Ms. Barrymore's performance is better than the script.

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