Hugh Grant is expected on 'The Tonight Show'

TODAY'S TV

July 10, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer

The late-night ratings race should be an easy win for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" tonight. English actor Hugh Grant is scheduled to make his first televised appearance since his arrest last month with a Los Angeles prostitute.

* "The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Grace (Madeline Zima) invites the president for a visit but gets brother Roger Clinton instead, in this repeat. Meanwhile Fran (Fran Drescher) tries to help Maxwell (Charles Shaughnessy) land the rights to a play. CBS.

* "Legendary Trails: The Gift of Incense -- Emma Freud" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The granddaughter of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud is the first tour guide in a new series that traces the famous trade routes of the world. She takes us along the fabled spice road from Oman to Jerusalem.

* "The Great Defender" (9 p.m.-10 pm., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Did you notice this mid-season replacement series this spring? Not likely, for it showed up for a single night in March and did not make the network's fall schedule. Michael Rispoli stars as a personal injury attorney in Boston and tonight pursues a medical malpractice complaint. Fox.

* "Regarding Henry" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In a departure from his action roles, Harrison Ford delivers an understated performance as a man who suffers a head injury that changes his life. The 1991 film was directed by Mike Nichols and also stars Annette Bening and Bill Dunn. NBC.

* "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- An apology to his fans is said to be on the agenda for Hugh Grant, the star of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" who joins Jay tTC Leno tonight after making headlines around the world with his recent alleged tryst with a prostitute. Also on the show, actress Jill Hennessey ("Law and Order") and the Doobie Brothers, NBC.

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* "Lonesome Dove" (8 p.m.-midnight, TNT) -- Do you have eight hours tonight and tomorrow? The memorable 1989 miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's affecting western novel is getting a two-night replay. It stars Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall.

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