2 shows make splash on the waves tonight

Today's TV

September 23, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

Put on your Navy blues tonight, in honor of the premiere of the new NBC series "JAG" and a cable screening of a super submarine movie, "Run Silent, Run Deep." In addition, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Sisters" offer season premieres.

* "Ryder Cup Golf" (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Analyst Johnny Miller, who played in the U.S. vs. Europe team tournament in 1975 and 1981, heads the coverage team from Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. Final round is 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. tomorrow. NBC.

* "JAG" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Mix "Top Gun" with "A Few Good Men" and you have the general idea about this new series, premiering with a two-hour movie. David James Elliott stars as a Navy lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's office, and his first case tonight involves the death of one of the first female combat carrier pilots in the fleet. NBC.

* "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A series that seemed too nice to have much future when it first came along begins a fourth season, as newlyweds Dr. Mike and Sully (Jane Seymour and Joe Lando) return to Colorado Springs. They're concerned about plans of a Boston businessman to develop the town. CBS.

* "The Great Mom Swap" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Wow, what a cast of TV veterans in this new comedy movie: Sid Caesar ("Your Show of Shows"), Valerie Harper ("Rhoda") and Shelley Fabares ("Coach," "The Donna Reed Show"). The plot has two teens (Mary Kate Schellardt and Hillary Tuck) trading families for a month. ABC.

* "America's Most Wanted" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Remember "Thelma and Louise," the 1991 tragic-adventure movie with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis as the misunderstood objects of a widespread police hunt? The network says tonight's episode profiles "a real-life Thelma and Louise" who conned people out of their money. Fox.

* "Sisters" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The milestone 100th episode opens the sixth season of the sibling melodrama. Teddy and Cat (Sela Ward and Heather McAdam) endure a carjacking, prompting an exploration of the personal firearms issue. NBC.

Cable

* "Run Silent, Run Deep" (10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Family Channel) -- Here's one of the best submarine movies ever made, whose influences can be seen in many later films, from "The Hunt for Red October" to this year's "Crimson Tide." Clark Gable stars as the new captain of a World War II sub who takes over from a resentful Burt Lancaster. Look for Don Rickles as a crew member.

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