Hoops and Oscars abound

Today's TV


I can't stand the suspense anymore. Let's rip open those envelopes.

"The Cosby Show" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) rounds up a bunch of his middle-aged friends (former NBA players Dave DeBusschere, Bill Bradley and Walt Hazard) to take on a team of young women on the basketball court.

"Barbara Walters Special" (8p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) - As much an Oscar-night tradition as the Oscar, Ms. Walters' annual tri-fecta of movie star interviews includes Richard Dreyfuss, Oscar nominated for "Mr. Holland's Opus" and a previous winner for "The Goodbye Girl"; Annette Bening, once-nominated and married to the oft-nominated Warren Beatty; and the never-nominated Demi Moore, who shows Barbara how to do a striptease. ABC.

"Cops" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Here's a treat for those who eschew awards shows in favor of real-life violence and ne'er-do-wells: four consecutive episodes of cops on the street in New Orleans, Dallas, Tampa and Buffalo. Fox.

"College Basketball's Road to Glory" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- CBS doesn't have ists chooses the best championship game since 1982. If it's not N.C. State vs. Houston in 1983, the thing's rigged (although Georgetown vs. Villanova two years later was nothing to laugh at). CBS.

"The 68th Academy Awards" (9 p.m. until about midnight, WMAR, Channel 2) -- My pool entry says "Apollo 13," Nicolas Cage, Susan Sarandon, Joan Allen, Ed Harris and Mel Gibson. See if you do any better. ABC.

"Coach" (11: 30 p.m.-midnight, WBFF, Channel 45) -- Lisa Kudrow, B.F. (Before "Friends"), is among the guest stars as Coach Hayden (Craig T. Nelson) tries to spend some time with his daughter Kelly (Clare Carey) while in New York City to accept an award.


"Annie Hall" (4 p.m.-6 p.m., TNT) -- Here's a film that's Woody Allen at the top of his game, as well as the funniest movie ever to win a Best Picture Oscar. Diane Keaton as Annie is so winsome and desirable that just about any man would fall in love with her, and Allen is so self-destructive it's tragic. The scene where he and Annie are cooking lobster is a classic, as is the later scene where he's cooking with another woman, who just doesn't get it the way Annie did.

Pub Date: 3/25/96

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