A Baltimore murder case is dramatized on CBS

Today's TV

January 30, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Viewers have a pretty clear-cut choice tonight: one of the funniest actors on TV today or the true story of a Baltimore cop who killed his mistress. What you watch depends on what sort of mood you're in, I guess.

* "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- If Part Un tickled your fancy, then this should pretty much do the same. Sporadically funny, although the scene where Charlie Sheen walks into a convenience store and orders a Turbo Gulp is pretty inspired. Fox.

* "Frontline" (9 p.m.-10:30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "So You Want To Buy a President?" looks at the truckloads of money necessary to run for the nation's highest office -- and just what sort of bang big-money campaign contributors get for their buck.

* "Double Jeopardy" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- One of the more bizarre murder cases to come out of Baltimore in recent years makes it to CBS tonight, as TV dramatizes the case of police Sergeant James Allan Kulbicki, who killed his girlfriend, Gina Marie Nueslein, just days before a paternity hearing over their son. Last month, still maintaining his innocence, he was sentenced to life without parole for the killing. Joe Penny (the thin half of Jake and the Fat Man) and Teri Garr star. CBS.

"Frasier" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Weird as the Golden Globes were this year, they got at least one thing right: Kelsey Grammer is the best sitcom actor around these days. Tonight, his objections to Daphne's boyfriend sleeping over make her decide to move out -- much to his father's and brother's chagrin. NBC.

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* "Agnes of God" (4:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Cinemax) -- Jane Fonda (smoking herbal cigarettes) and Anne Bancroft try to out-act each other, but the real star of this 1985 film about a nun accused of killing her baby is Oscar-nominated Meg Tilly, whose blank countenance has never been used to better advantage. Plus, the question of just how the baby was conceived could lead to some interesting theological discussions around the house.

* "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-1:30 a.m., Discovery) -- Sure, zombies and mummies have made for some great movies -- not counting 1980's "Zombie," with its tagline, "We are going to eat you!" -- but is there really any such thing as the living dead? Are you sure?

* "The Bob Newhart Show" (midnight-12:30 a.m., Nickelodeon) -- The late Raul Julia, an actor as gifted in drama as comedy, guest stars as Jerry's brother, who moves in and promptly takes over everything from his life to his dental practice. A treat.

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