North drops in on 'Jag'

Today's TV

March 27, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

What's Oliver North been doing since he spent a couple million dollars trying to win a U.S. Senate seat from Virginia? Judging by his recurring guest spot on "Jag," it looks like he's trying to become a TV star. Sure beats politics.

"The Simpsons" (6 p.m.-6: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Homer and Barney compete to become the first average American in space.

HTC "Jag" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- An assassin gunning for Boris Yeltsin shoots Meg (Tracey Needham) instead. Bummer. Oliver North guest stars. NBC.

"Live from Lincoln Center" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) - For all folks who've been avoiding opera because they sing in funny languages here's your chance: The New York City Opera performs Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow," and it's in English! PBS.

"Party of Five" 8 p.m. WBFF, Channel 45) -- In this season finale, the family may lose its late father's restaurant. (Good news for fans: The show's been renewed for next year). Fox.

"My Very Best Freind" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Jill Eikenberry's very best friend (and new housemate) is Jaclyn Smith, a woman who murdered her own husband a few weeks ago and now has her sights (and her claws) set on her best friend's hubby. What's the old saying about friends like these?. CBS.

Murphy Brown" (12:35 a.m.-1:05 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11)-Murphy accidentally makes off with Socks, the frist cat, sending tidal waves throughout Washington. Very funny, one of the series' best.

"The Toughest Man in the World" (3 a.m. 5 a.m., tomorrow, WBFF Channel 45)-Former bouncer Mr. T plays a bouncer trying to win a strong man contest. I pity the fool who watches this one.

"State Fair" (6 p.m.-7:45 p.m., AMC)-No one lucky enough to see "Carousel" at the Lyric will want to miss this, the only musical Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote directly for the movies. Jeanne Crain and Dana Andrews star in this homage to a family taking their prize porker to the state fair.

The 50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time" (7 p.m.-9 p.m., Cartoon Network) -- Don't miss this animation lover's dream, the results of a survey of cartoonists and animators conducted a few years back.

Dream On" (10 p.m.-10:30 p.m., HBO) -- In the series finale,

Judith's cryogenically frozen husband may finally get thawed-out.

Pub Date: 3/27/96

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