A monster and Madonna, you'll know which is which

Today's TV

August 02, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Who would you rather listen to, Bob Costas trying to put the Olympics in perspective or Madonna trash-talking on Letterman? you'd prefer the latter, check out CBS tonight; I'm sure NBC can do without you for a few hours.

"Married . . . With Children" (6: 30 p.m.-7 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A few years back, Fox tried to market a spin-off of the Bundy clan with "Top of the Heap," an unbelievably awful, painfully awful, indescribably awful comedy about a group of really stupid men -- especially a father and son played by Joseph Bologna and Matt LeBlanc. This "MWC" repeat was the show's pilot, and what convinced Fox to actually go through with the show after seeing this is beyond me. That LeBlanc managed to rebound from this embarrassment to "Friends" is proof that no career is ever over.

"Diagnosis: Murder" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A man wrongly accused of killing his wife goes on the run to prove his innocence, taking Dr. Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) hostage. Plot sound familiar? If the guy's name is Kimble, and the real murderer turns out to have one arm, I think we may have a serious case of copyright infringement here. CBS.

"The Divorce" (10 p.m.-midnight, MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Which divorce, you ask? Hey, buddy, what rock have you been fTC hiding under the past several years? Royal biographers Lady Colin Campbell and Anthony Holden look at the whats and wherefores behind the break-up of Charles and Diana. PBS.

"Late Show With David Letterman" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Bar the doors, put the kids to bed and phone the neighbors. In a repeat from two Marches back, it's Madonna on Letterman, using words her mother never taught her. CBS.


"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- The only Duke America's ever had gets the profile treatment. Thank goodness Marion Morrison changed his name to John Wayne -- can you imagine some guy named Marion retrieving Natalie Wood from the Indians or wearing an eye patch and shooting it out with Robert Duvall?

"Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., Disney) -- He may not be Godzilla, buy don't take this guy lightly. A monster's still a monster.

Pub Date: 8/02/96

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