Pinkett visits local program

Today's TV

July 20, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

On this first night of Olympic competition, don't you feel sorry for the non-NBC networks?

"The Bottom Line" (11 a.m.-noon, WBAL, Channel 11) -- Baltimore's own Jada Pinkett, who co-stars with Eddie Murphy in "The Nutty Professor," is among the guests celebrating sisterhood on today's show. NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is the host.

"Project A.L.F." (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Far more cuddly than Ray Walston and far less dangerous than the bugs from "Independence Day," Earth's favorite fur-coated resident alien returns in a movie from last year, in which he's trying to escape an Air Force officer who wants him terminated. ABC.

"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- In this P.C. (pre-child) repeat, Mike (Jane Seymour) is having complications with her pregnancy while Sully (Joe Lando) tries to rescue the kidnapped son of a politician pushing for Colorado statehood. CBS.

"America's Most Wanted" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Back on June 26, AMW told the story of the mummified remains of an unidentified woman, discovered almost three months earlier in Broward County, Fla. The piece generated over 300 calls, and one of those led police to the woman's identity: 42-year-old Judy Diane Shue, who police say was murdered sometime between the summer of 1994 and December 1995. Even as the story is updated tonight, the search for her killer continues. Fox.

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"That's Entertainment, Part 2" (12: 30 p.m.-3 p.m., TCM) -- Though not up to the first "That's Entertainment," this second tribute to the glorious MGM musicals of the 1940s and 1950s is still a feast for the eyes (although it does a poor job when it ventures off the musical path to deal obliquely with MGM comedies; that tribute is best left to other movies). How can you go wrong with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly as your hosts?

"Wanted: The Sundance Woman" (3 p.m.-5 p.m., A&E) -- Katharine Ross, an actress mho has mysteriously disappeared from the screen with nary a trace, reprises her role as Etta Place in 1969's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Here, with Butch and Sundance pushing up daisies in Bolivia, she aligns herself with Pancho Villa.

"Bugs Bunny Superstar" (3 p.m.-5 p.m., TNT) -- Indeed he is, as narrator Orson Welles reminds us during this tribute to perhaps the biggest star Warner Bros. studios ever produced (he's certainly the biggest one they ever animated). Master animators Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett and Tex Avery are among the interviews.

Pub Date: 7/20/96

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