Sher moderates hour-long 'Square Off'

TODAY'S TV

April 08, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer

Ah, just what we need for a relaxing weekend evening: contentious political debates! The lineup offers a couple of prime examples, both local and national. But movies and a Burt Reynolds guest spot may provide relief.

* "Square Off" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Although re-scheduled to air only four times a year, the venerable argument show now offers a whole hour of conflict, with host Richard Sher moderating veteran panelists, including: Elane Stein, Tom Marr, Carl Snowden, Boyse Mosley, Arnold Weiner, St. George Crosse, Toni Keane, Ava Lias-Booker, Carter Clews and Bob Scherr.

* "A Horse for Danny" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In a new TV movie, an 11-year-old girl (Leelee Sobieski) who lives at a thoroughbred racing track helps her trainer uncle (Robert Urich) buy a fiery horse named Tom Thumb. Can he win the most important race of their lives? ABC.

* "Amazing Grace" (8 p.m.-9 pm., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Burt Reynolds guests as an evangelist who inspires a wealthy widow (Jane Withers) to divest herself of all her money -- and send it his way. Hannah (Patty Duke) objects because the woman intended the money to help her church. NBC.

* "The Office" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Rita (Valerie Harper) is not happy when Mae (Andrea Abbate) starts to throw around her influence as the former girlfriend of a new hotshot executive. CBS.

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* "Inside Politics Weekend" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., CNN) -- White House correspondent Wolf Blitzer is the host of this new edition of the political analysis show. Its arrival is one of a number of schedule changes on the cable news network beginning this weekend, which are aimed at making "our schedule more viewer-friendly," says CNN President Tom Johnson.

* "Naked Gun 33 1/3 : The Final Insult" (8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., HBO) -- Actually, star Leslie Nielsen suggested on "CBS This Morning" earlier this week that this is probably not the last of these slap--, slapstick films about his sublimely unaware police detective, Frank Drebin. The first three made so much money, he said, it's impossible not to expect a fourth. (Just don't look for Nordberg again -- the luckless assistant played by O. J. Simpson.)

* "Weird Science" (10 p.m.-10:30 p.m., USA Network) -- The youth-oriented sitcom returns for a third season, with Vanessa Angel as Lisa, a computer-generated brainy beauty.

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