Very public, very wacky proposals of marriage

Today's TV

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

Do you really want to ask a woman to marry you in front of thousands of people? Apparently some people do; the proof is on ABC tonight.

"Seinfeld" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- George and Jerry first pitch their idea about a TV series about "nothing" to skeptical executives at NBC.

"Will You Marry Me? III" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- This wacky special looks at the wacky lengths wacky people go to to propose marriage, like putting their wacky proposals on those wacky stadium scoreboards. Now there's an original idea and one that about a hundred people a year use at Camden Yards. I can't wait. ABC.

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A cheerleader (Kristy Swanson) sets out to conquer the undead. Luke Perry of "Beverly Hills 90210" is along for the ride. Fox. "Overexposed" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Terence Knox, the hapless Peter White of "St. Elsewhere," plays a scheming suitor armed with an incriminating videotape. ABC.

"Nowhere Man" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Veil, who can't seem to remember much of anything, returns to the psychiatric hospital where it all started. You may remember series star Bruce Greenwood as the obnoxious, stuck-up Hopkins grad from "St. Elsewhere." UPN.

"Cybill" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Ira's new girlfriend (Wendie Malick, of "Dream On") exhibits several personalities. So maybe it should be girlfriends. CBS.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Austin (Christine Lahti) has a pretty bad day: First, she fears she may be losing it during surgery, and then her ex-husband threatens to take their daughter and move to Boston (where, one supposes, he might try to get a job at St. Eligius).

"Late Late Show with Tom Snyder" (12: 35 a.m.-1: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The ever-talented, ever-blunt and ever-entertaining James Garner is Tom's guest on this repeat. CBS.

Cable

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (9: 30 a.m.-11: 30 a.m., HBO) -- This best of the "Trek" films, sandwiched between the disappointingly overblown I and persistently unengrossing III, brings back Ricardo Montalban as the imperious, genetically engineered Khan, who has never gotten over Kirk's manhandling of him and his people in the original TV series. Also in the cast: Kirstie Alley, as a young Vulcan recruit who has trouble living up to Spock's example.

"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- Really want to learn more about Howard Stern?

Pub Date: 7/29/96

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