Jenny has local talent

Today's TV

April 08, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

All you folks who can't get enough ice skating, be sure and check out AMC today for a little history lesson.

"Jenny Jones" (9 a.m.-10 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Suitland's Kimberly Scott will be among the performers in this two-part amateur talent contest (Part 2 is scheduled to air at the same time tomorrow). Nine-year-old Kimberly, who started singing in church four years ago, will sing "Wind Beneath My Wings." And why is Jenny conducting her own amateur hour? See, she was a "Star Search" winner back in 1986 herself, as a stand-up comic.

"Profit" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Big business, corporate derring-do and possible skulduggery take center stage in this new series starring Adrian Pasdar and Lisa Zane. By the way, Pasdar's character's name is Profit. Cute, huh? Fox.

"David Attenborough's Natural World" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- No one makes better documentaries about the world around us than David Attenborough. Both "The Living Planet" and "Life on Earth" are classics of the genre. This series of smaller vignettes about animal species or natural phenomena isn't quite up to those earlier efforts, but is still far-better-than-average TV. Tonight's show looks at the spotted dolphin. PBS.

"Almost Perfect" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Bonnie Franklin, for years everyone's favorite single mom on "One Day at a Time," guest stars as Mike's (Kevin Kilner) mom, who comes on a bit too strong for Kim (Nancy Travis). CBS.

"Breakthrough: Science in America" (9 p.m.-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Andre Braugher is host of this six-part series (Parts 1 and 2 air tonight) that looks at minorities making their careers -- and their marks -- in the sciences. PBS.

Cable

"Iceland" (2: 30 p.m.-4 p.m., AMC) -- Here's your chance to see one of ice skating's first true superstars. Norway's Sonja Henie was an Olympic champion when she took her skates to Hollywood and launched a successful movie career. Here, she plays a gal from Reykjavik in love with a soldier. And she skates a lot.

"Outlaws and Lawmen" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 2 a.m.-3 a.m. tomorrow, Discovery) -- "Tall in the Saddle" profiles some of the most famous gunmen of the Old West, including Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Wild Bill Hickok.

Pub Date: 4/08/96

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