'90210,' 'Party of Five' trot out new episodes

Today's TV

August 21, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

It's season premiere time on Fox. Hoo-ray.

"Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Racism rears its ugly head in tonight's seventh season opener, as Brandon travels the roads of Texas and encounters bigots. Social issues on "90210"? Hmmm Fox.

"The Faculty" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Assistant Principal Flynn (Meredith Baxter) dates the school janitor. Sound like your school? ABC.

"Grace Under Fire" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) --

Grace is visited by the ghost of her dead father (Darren McGavin). ABC.

"Miss Teen U.S.A. Pageant" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- How come no one from Maryland ever wins these things? Musical guests are the Monkees, who were popular about 10 years before these girls were born. Trust me, you don't want to watch these guys today; it's depressing. By the way, Internet browsers can vote for Miss Photogenic. CBS.

"Party of Five" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Charlie and Kirsten (Matthew Fox and Paula Devicq) almost got married last year, until a bad case of cold feet turned up at the altar. Well, as season three opens, they're still together, just not married. Oh, the plot possibilities. Fox.

"PrimeTime Live" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Chris Wallace tries to get to the bottom of charges that Malcolm X's daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, was involved in a plot to assassinate Louis Farrakhan. ABC.

Cable

"Jaws: The Revenge" (1: 05 p.m.-3: 05 p.m., TBS) -- Proving you can't keep a good shark down, that bad boy from "Jaws" is back (OK, one of his descendants). This film also proves that you can go to a well once too often: It's lame, not least because it actually expects Lorraine Gary, who played the largely superficial Mrs. Brody, to carry the picture. For hard-core shark addicts only.

"Mame" (5: 45 p.m.-7: 45 p.m., AMC) -- Lucille Ball belonged on TV, not in the movies.

Pub Date: 8/21/96

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