'Babe' man visits 'Client'

Today's TV

March 26, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

What happens to Oscar nominees the next night? At least one of them shows up as a cop on CBS.

"Blossom" (4: 30 p.m.-5 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Today, on a very special "Blossom," our young friend travels to Paris to visit her estranged mom (played by singer Melissa Manchester). If you want the whole story, get ready to spend some time in front of the TV the next four days: This is the first of a four-parter.

"Married With Children" (6: 30 p.m.-7 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Waylon Jennings plays one bad dude, as Al and the gang strive to resist becoming P.C.

"Home Improvement" (7 p.m.-7: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Tim gets arrested trying to scalp tickets. When did he start going to games at Camden Yards?

"John Grisham's The Client" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Oscar nominee one night, guest star in a mediocre drama series the next: James Cromwell, so memorable as the farmer in "Babe," plays a police officer charged with murdering his pregnant daughter's boyfriend. CBS.

"Nova" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Anyone who's ever driven along the Mississippi River has seen the huge levees built in an effort to control it. "Flood" looks at those efforts, parcle, an hour of questionable taste (at best) that convinced two sponsors to pull out. ABC.

"Dateline NBC" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Bob Costas interviews Steve Martin, who may just be the funniest guy on the planet. NBC.

" The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder" (12: 35 a.m.-1: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Hannah Storm, the sportscaster who was on the receiving end of a vicious tirade from the Indians' Albert Belle during last year's World Series, is the scheduled guest. CBS.

Cable

"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- The happiest guy ever to get caught in a rainstorm, Gene Kelly, gets the profile treatment. For those whose appetites were whetted by last night's Oscar tribute

"We are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute" (10: 15 p.m.-11 p.m., Disney) -- Has it really been a decade since this thing hit the radio? Suggested fun-time activity: See how many of the big-name stars have since faded into obscurity.

Pub Date: 3/26/96

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