Lineup sends in the clowns

Today's TV

April 29, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

If it's after 8 p.m., turn to Nickelodeon. Now.

"Melrose Place" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Loni Anderson leaves. Somebody dies. Fox.

"Star Trek: Voyager" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Michael McKean is an extraterrestrial clown who's anything but a barrel of yucks. UPN.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Mandy Patinkin's Dr. Geiger sweeps back into town, dressed as a clown. Does he know Michael McKean's alien? CBS.

"The Beast" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In the conclusion of this two-part ratings stunt, Robert Shaw's steely-eyed Quint and Richard Dreyfuss' sharp-tongued Hooper join forces to battle a huge, hungry shark preying on some New England townspeople. Oh sorry, that's "Jaws." Same difference. NBC.

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Jay and the gang blow into Chicago for a week of programs from the Windy City. NBC.

Cable

"Columbo" (9 a.m.-10 a.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m., A&E) -- A pair of legendary ladies highlight today's reruns. Myrna Loy is the guest star in "Etude in Black," as Lt. Columbo investigates a symphony conductor whose mistress has been murdered, while Anne Baxter graces "Requiem for a Falling Star," the tale of a long-standing feud between a fading actress and a gossip columnist.

"Streets of San Francisco" (11 a.m.-noon, repeats 9 p.m.-10 p.m., Nostalgia) -- Barry Livingston, Chip on "My Three Sons," is among the guest stars as a judge in juvenile court is kidnapped and held hostage.

"The U.S. Naval Academy: 150 Years in Annapolis" (2 p.m.-3 p.m., History Channel) -- With scandal seeming to follow scandal, these don't appear to be the best of times for the Naval Academy. But that doesn't make the heroes and traditions of the past any less stirring. For those who prefer more honorable times

(8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m.), "The Addams Family" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m.), "That Girl" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m.), "Hogan's Heroes" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m.), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (10 p.m.-10: 30 p.m.), "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" (10: 30 p.m.-11 p.m.), "Hill Street Blues" (11 p.m.-midnight), "Desilu Playhouse" (Midnight-1 a.m.), "St. Elsewhere" (1 a.m.-2 a.m.), "My Mother, The Car" (2 a.m.-2: 30 a.m.), "Petticoat Junction" (2: 30 a.m.-3 a.m.), "Green Acres" (3 a.m.-3: 30 a.m.), "Gunsmoke" (3: 30 a.m.-4 a.m.), "Mannix" (4 a.m.-5 a.m.) and "Honey West" (5 a.m.-5: 30 a.m., Nickelodeon) -- Welcome to TV Land. After tonight, it's back to reality (until Baltimore-area cable companies get on the stick and add the TV Land channel to their offerings), but enjoy this special preview.

Pub Date: 4/29/96

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