Maryland Public Television launches its 12-day fall pledge drive tonight with a three-hour block devoted to multi-media holistic physician Dr. Deepak Chopra. And Laverne and Shirley are back -- again.
* "The Omen" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In an unsuccessful pilot, three unrelated people (Brett Cullen, Bill Sadler and Chelsea Field) who have lost loved ones to a mysterious force come together to protect others. NBC.
* "The Laverne & Shirley Reunion" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- This repeat from earlier in the year begs for a trivia test: What was the company for which Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams) worked during the 1976-1983 series? Too easy, right? The Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee. OK, so where did they work in the last season? Collect bonus point for naming Bardwell's Department Store in Southern California. ABC.
* "Body, Mind and Soul: The Mystery and the Magic by Dr. Deepak Chopra" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The author of 11 books and a purveyor of inspirational audio tapes, Dr. Deepak Chopra propounds a combination of modern medical knowledge and ancient Indian healing techniques.
* "The Day After Trinity" (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is profiled. Among the principal architects of The Manhattan Project that produced the atom bomb, he subsequently faced Cold War questions about his loyalty.
* "Monty Python's Life of Brian" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., Comedy Central) -- The British satirists put together their most narratively connected film (1979) around a brash idea: What if another baby born in a different manger down the street was mistaken for a messiah?
* "Letter to My Killer" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., USA) -- Mare Winningham and Nick Chinlund star in a new thriller as a young couple who seek to profit from a 30-year-old mystery. Rip Torn co-stars as the heavy.
* "The Silence of Adultery" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Lifetime) -- A woman, a workaholic husband, another man -- and a horse? Those are, indeed, the elements of this romantic film, with Kate Jackson as the woman whose life is in turmoil. A therapist for autistic youngsters, she runs a center in which horses play a role. Also starring Art Hindle and Robert Desiderio.