Cagney, Lacey, Andrews return to action tonight

Today's TV

October 25, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

Fascinating females dominate the lineup tonight, with Julie Andrews performing in a pledge-raising Broadway special on PBS and Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly back for another "Cagney & Lacey" film.

* "Great Performances -- Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- A PBS "mini-pledge drive" accompanies the broadcast of this special, with live begging breaks from the Broadway studio where Ms. Andrews is currently performing "Victor/Victoria." (As part of its mini-pledge drive, MPT will also re-screen Part 1 of its recent documentary series "Gone But Not Forgotten," at 10 p.m.) PBS.

* "Brotherly Love" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- With the World Series moving elsewhere (to ABC), NBC is screening reruns of four sitcoms from other nights. This one features the three Lawrence brothers -- Joey, Matthew and Andrew -- and a guest appearance by George Takei, Mr. Sulu of "Star Trek" fame, playing an impersonator of himself. Also on the lineup: "Hope & Gloria," "Mad About You" and "The Pursuit of Happiness." NBC.

* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- How do you know Halloween is drawing nigh? Because all across the dial, regular series play with the supernatural. In this case, a gypsy fortune teller visits the Peach Pit and has predictions for everyone -- and a love potion, too. Fox.

* "Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Last year's second reunion of detectives Chris and Mary Beth (Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly) was the most-watched TV movie of the season. This is the third of four planned films, and tonight the former partners join the Treasury Department and the FBI to investigate illegal immigration. CBS.

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* "Martina McBride: Heroes & Heartbreakers" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., The Nashville Network) -- This year's winner of the Country Music Association's Video of the Year Award offers her first TV special.

* "American Justice: LAPD" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., A&E Network) -- In the wake of the charges of inefficiency and racism raised by the O. J. Simpson trial, host Bill Kurtis offers an investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department. But he picks up the story much earlier, in the 1950s.

* "Night of the Living Dead" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Sci-Fi Channel) -- The rock group White Zombie is presenting a "Zombie-a-Go-Go Week" of films about the dead who walk among us, and this one is a classic. Director George Romero's often-imitated 1968 film features flesh-eating corpses all over the place.

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