'Coach' season premiere leads parade

TODAY'S TV

September 12, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer

ABC steps up with some new fare tonight, offering "previews" of two new series, "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" and "The Monroes," and a season premiere for "Coach." And Fox has a new TV movie.

* "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A sneak preview of this Saturday series (to premiere this weekend) features the Southern comedian best known for his routine defining rednecks. He plays a family man trying to establish a heating and air-conditioning business. ABC.

* "Deadly Games" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- The series cutely tweaks the old mother-in-law sitcom tradition with a -- of "The Partridge Family." Video villain Evil Shirley (guest star Shirley Jones) turns out to have been patterned by Gus (James Calvert) after his former wife's mother. UPN.

* "In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Laura Leighton ("Melrose Place") and Michael Hayden (who's in the new ABC series "Murder One") star as star-crossed couple considering murder when his grandfather (Richard Crenna) threatens to cut off an inheritance. Fox.

* "Coach" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A genuine parade highlights the season premiere, taped earlier this summer on-location at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. If you recall, at the end of the season Hayden and Christine (Craig T. Nelson and Shelley Fabares) decided to move there when he was offered a chance to coach an NFL team. ABC.

* "The Monroes" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Here's another sneak preview, of a Thursday show also premiering this week. The drama stars William Devane and Susan Sullivan as a couple at the head of a political dynasty. Although ostensibly residing in Maryland, they seem a lot like a certain real-life Massachusetts clan. ABC.

* "The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones" (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Continuing a nice Tuesday night series this month that profiles legendary musical groups, this "rockumentary" offers concert footage and behind-the-scenes material of Mick Jagger and his longtime cohorts.

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* "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher" (11 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Comedy Central) -- The stand-up comic turned political pundit launches a new season of talk featuring entertainers and public figures. Tonight: Harvey Fierstein, Elizabeth Vargas, Sonny Grosso, Henry Rollins.

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