Reba McEntire rides again

Today's TV

June 14, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Pickings look pretty slim throughout the day but pick up late tonight, when TBS airs one of the greatest comedies of the 1970s. See if it reminds you of your college days.

"Sliders" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The gang turns up in a world where most of the male population has been exterminated. This makes the male sliders pretty popular guys. Fox.

"Boy Meets World" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Richard Karn steps away from "Home Improvement" long enough to guest star here as an animal-control officer trying to do right by a pet pig. ABC.

"Great Performances" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "A Renaissance Revisited" looks back on 20 years of "Dance In America." PBS.

Cable

"The Lost Weekend" (3 p.m.-4: 45 p.m., AMC) -- Ray Milland won an Oscar for his portrayal of a writer who, as the Germans like to say, "looks too deep into the glass." The movie may seem dated -- alcoholism no longer surprises us, wherever it turns up -- and Milland's descent is a little too flashy, but it's an interesting reminder of what made for a controversial movie 50 years ago.

"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- Plan on seeing the new Jim Carrey film, "The Cable Guy"? Maybe you'll want to see this first (or last, depending on when you go to the theater), the story of the man behind the lunatic persona.

"Reba McEntire/Ben Johnson Pro-Celebrity Rodeo" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., TNN) -- Did you know Reba used to be a rodeo rider? Tonight, she gets a chance to return to her roots by sponsoring this rodeo in memory of actor Ben Johnson, who died earlier this year.

"National Lampoon's Animal House" (10: 35 p.m.-1 a.m., TBS) -- Hilarious. The best movie John Belushi ever made, and one of the funniest films ever. Sure it's sophomoric, but that's the point. Note: The movie's start time could be delayed if the Braves-Dodgers game runs long.

Pub Date: 6/14/96

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