'Family Film Awards' spread wholesome kudos

Today's TV

August 22, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Getting tired of repeats? Me, too. At least the Orioles are playing better.

"Family Film Awards" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- Sure, there are plenty of TV shows and movies out there for the entire XTC family. Here's an awards show to prove it, with Beau Bridges (he comes from a famous film family), Anna Chlumsky (she's a kid, and starred in a family film, "My Girl") and Joey Lawrence (he's a Lawrence brother, so you know he's G-rated) as hosts. Among the dominant film nominees: "Babe" and "Mr. Holland's Opus." On TV, the family-friendly hits were "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." From ubiquitous awards-show producer Dick Clark. (Pre-empted on WJZ-Channel 13, by Orioles coverage.) CBS.

"The Single Guy" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A couple who thinks it might be fun having a baby takes one out for a day, springing his parents for a rare night alone. Hilarity ensues. Repeat. NBC.

"Seinfeld" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- George (Jason Alexander) gets his boss, George Steinbrenner, hooked on calzones, then has trouble supplying him with the goods. Repeat. NBC.

"ER" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- As her bosses consider naming her chief resident, Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) tries to cope with life without Baby Suzie. Meanwhile, with dad away, Ross and Karen (George Clooney and Marg Helgenberger) gravitate toward each other. Uh, oh. Repeat, NBC.


"The Omen" (1: 55 p.m.-4 p.m., TMC) -- A lot of folks dissed this movie as just another "Exorcist" rip-off. I think it's spooky as heck, with atmosphere to spare (particularly those scenes inside the priest's room). Tip to parents: Don't name your children Damien.

"Biography" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- Jerry Lewis, either you love him or you hate him (or, at best, find him cloying). Test your convictions with this portrait that labels him "The Last American Clown."

"Hello, Dolly!" (12: 30 a.m.-3 a.m., AMC) -- All you fans of la Streisand, take note: Here's your chance not only to see Babs in all her full-throated glory (along with grumpy Walter Matthau and leggy, exuberant Tommy Tune), but with the 1969 film shown in letter-box format, you won't miss an inch of the entire movie.

Pub Date: 8/22/96

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