Return of 'Hoop Dreams' on a starry, starry night

Today's TV

November 15, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

One of last year's most acclaimed films, the documentary "Hoop Dreams," gets its first broadcast showing tonight, on PBS. Also, a number of guest stars make appearances tonight on regular series.

* "Hoop Dreams" & "Hoop Dreams Reunion" (8 p.m.-11 p.m. & 11 p.m.-11:30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Director Steve James' moving film about two young men chasing dreams of basketball fame gets its first broadcast screening. It's followed by a program with new footage of its subjects, William Gates and Arthur Agee, and their families. PBS.

* "seaQuest 2032" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- They said he'd be back occasionally, and here he is: Capt. Bridger (Roy Scheider) returns as he opposes his successor, Capt. Hudson (Michael Ironside), over plans to fight an ocean virus. NBC.

* "Dave's World" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Here's a ratings stunt from series past: A reunion of "Night Court" co-stars Harry Anderson and John Larroquette, as Dave (Mr. Anderson) visits an attorney (Mr. Larroquette) to update his will. CBS.

* "The Naked Truth" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Suzanne Somers, playing herself, makes a guest appearance as a plaintiff in a libel lawsuit against magazine editor Camilla (Holland Taylor). ABC.

* "Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Guest star Sandy Duncan plays a lawyer defending a college student who is accused of killing her roommate, in a crime involving computer pornography. NBC.

Cable

* "Biography: James Earl Jones" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., A&E Network) -- Many people know him as the voice of Darth Vader, but in Maryland he's the advertising spokesman for the phone company. Tonight's profile reveals that the actor once suffered from muteness.

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