Pryor, All-Star Game each gets an overview

Today's TV

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

Richard Pryor, one of the most tortured souls in Hollywood, gets the "Biography" treatment on A&E tonight.

"The Marshal" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- MacBride (Jeff Fahey) finds himself playing nursemaid to a suspected cocaine dealer, with a rocket for an arm, who is allowed to continue playing baseball while awaiting trial. ABC.

"Almost Perfect" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- When Kim (Nancy Travis) and Mike (Kevin Kilner) decide to see how long they can give each other the silent treatment, Mike enlists a former girlfriend to break Kim's resolve. The cad. CBS.

"L.A. Firefighters" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- This new series from Fox burns 'em up real good, especially real firefighters, who have vociferously complained that the way they're portrayed has nothing to do with reality. Decide for yourself as the series ends its six-week summer tryout (it'll be back in the fall, on Sunday nights). Fox.

"Cybill" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Nancy Travis, who has a sitcom of her own nowadays (see above), is among the guest stars in this repeat, as Cybill hopes to portray herself in a roman a clef written by her former husband. CBS.

"Late Show With David Letterman" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The weirder-than-any-human-has-a-right-to-be artist formerly known as Prince pays a visit. Let's hope Letterman repeats his "Top 10 Ways To Pronounce Prince's new name." CBS.


"Baseball All-Star Gala" (7: 30 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., ESPN) -- Prime the pump for tomorrow night's All-Star Game with this live report from the pre-game celebration at Philadelphia's convention center (remember FanFest from three years back?).

"Invasion of 'Independence Day' " (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., repeats 11: 30 p.m.-midnight, Sci-Fi) -- Not ready to camp out overnight to see the latest aliens-try-to-take-over-the-Earth, but-don't-worry-we'll-kick-their-butt flick? Maybe this program about the film's premiere last week will help tide you over.

"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- Richard Pryor, a very funny man when not wasting his talent on bad movies or worse drugs, is tonight's subject. The show includes interviews with Dick Gregory, Gene Wilder, Paul Rodriguez and Pryor himself.

Pub Date: 7/08/96

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