Guest stars shine tonight

Today's TV

January 19, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Tonight offers the chance to see lots of people in roles from before they became famous, plus a reminder of why Baltimore dTC and New York can't seem to get along.

* "The Cosby Show" (5 p.m.-5:30 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Stevie Wonder guest stars as the man whose limo dented Denise's (Lisa Bonet) fender. Rather than get angry, however, she can't believe her good fortune when Stevie invites all the Huxtables to a recording session.

* "Seinfeld" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Lois Lane herself, Teri Hatcher, plays Jerry's new girlfriend. Things are going along swimmingly until Jerry starts believing she's not entirely real, whereupon Jerry decides the only reasonable thing to do is dump her. Of course, he could be wrong. A classic.

* "Homicide" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Not only is this one of the best dramas on television, but it brings all sorts of famous guest stars to Baltimore. Tonight, Lily Tomlin plays a woman who, accused of murdering her husband, escapes police custody during a stop at a Pennsylvania diner. NBC.

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* "Super Bowl Highlights" (2:30 p.m.-3 p.m., ESPN) -- This may not be a memory you want to relive, but if you're into masochism what better way to inflict pain on yourself than by watching highlights of the Jets' 1969 victory over the Colts? Remember 1969? The Jets? The Mets? The Knicks? It's the year everyone in Baltimore learned to hate New York.

* "I Love Lucy" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Nickelodeon) -- A pair of intriguing guest spots highlights Nick at Nite's offerings. First, Barbara Eden, in her pre-Jeannie days, shows up as a guest at a country dance club

* "Bewitched" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Nickelodeon) -- then a very young Maureen McCormick, before the Bradys ever thought of becoming a bunch, makes a cameo appearance here.

* "Back to the Future III" (9 p.m.-11:30 p.m., USA) -- This may be the best of the BTTF films, as Marty (Michael J. Fox) journeys to the Old West to save Doc (Christopher Lloyd). It's all good fun, and Mary Steenburgen almost steals the spotlight as Doc's love interest.

* "Caveman" (2:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. Sunday, TBS) -- Ringo Starr lays claim here to being the first Beatle to star in a film where he doesn't utter a single intelligible word (and you can't blame it on the British accent). It's also the film where Ringo met the future Mrs. Starr, Barbara Bach. Even Shelley Long shows up, as the virtuous cavegirl. Despite all this celebrity-power, plus a brief appearance by the world's largest fly, the movie's still not very funny.

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