It's the Fab Four on film, and 'Hope' for Pryor

Today's TV


It's Beatlemania all over again! Even Maryland Public Television slips into the gap between episodes of ABC's "The Beatles Anthology" (concluding Wednesday and Thursday), with a look back at "A Hard Day's Night."

* "Melrose Place" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Kimberly (Marcia Cross) discovers the cost of fame when her popularity on the radio produces an obsessesed listener. And Amanda (Heather Locklear) has her own troubles, as Bobby (John Enos), seeking vengeance, stalks her. Cast regular Thomas Calabro (who plays Dr. Mancini) makes his directing debut. Fox.

* "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In this hour-long episode, Will (Will Smith) ends up in jail after discovering the physical therapists he arranged to help his uncle's ailing back are prostitutes. NBC.

* "You Can't Do That! The Making of a Hard Day's Night" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- It's Beatlemania all over again! Bouncing off yesterday's premiere of ABC's "The Beatles Anthology," here is a mop-top special in which host Phil Collins assesses the process behind the notable 1964 film.

* "Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- In a touching mix of art and reality, comedian Richard Pryor makes a guest appearance as a patient of Dr. Shutt (Adam Arkin) who is suffering from multiple sclerosis -- the disease the performer really has. CBS.


* "Biography: John Wilkes Boothe" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., A&E Network) -- Although notorious to most as President Lincoln's assassin, the subject of tonight's profile was an actor from a famous family whose home, Tudor Hall, is being restored as a historic site in Maryland, near Bel Air.

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