New season in full swing

Today's TV

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

And the premieres keep rolling in

"Second Noah" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- At age 41, it looks like Jesse (Betsy Brantley) is finally pregnant. So, how will this sit with her eight adopted kids? ABC.

"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Baby in tow, Dr. Quinn's back at work in tonight's season premiere. Unfortunately, the guy who took over her practice while she was birthing isn't so sure he wants to leave. Meanwhile, Sully gets the Army to release his friend Cloud

Dancing, only to fall prey to train robbers. CBS.

"Baywatch" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Caroline (Yasmine Bleeth) dreams she's become one of "Charlie's Angels." The other two? Pamela Lee and Alexandra Paul, of course.

"Naked Gun 33 1/3 : The Final Insult" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is coerced out of retirement to save the Academy Awards from a bomb threat. No one plays an unflappable bumbler better than Nielsen, who's turned a starring roll in a six-episode TV series ("Police Squad") into a career. Pretty funny, too, even if the supporting cast does include O.J. Simpson. ABC.

"America's Most Wanted" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- This last show of the series profiles the case of Adam Walsh, the son of host John Walsh, who disappeared in 1981 and was later found murdered. Fox.

"Profiler" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Ally Walker is Sam(antha) Waters, an FBI "profiler" who can see things that have happened at a crime scene. Unfortunately, one of the things she's seen recently is a serial killer, and he's not too happy that she's closing in on him (think "Silence of the Lambs" on a budget). Walker is good, but tonight's premiere spends too much time on shots of her standing around thinking. You get the feeling one of the things she'll be "seeing" soon is a cancellation notice. NBC.


"Gloria Estefan: The Evolution Tour" (10 p.m.-12: 30 a.m., HBO) -- Gloria was too sick to perform at Landover last week, but apparently all systems are go for tonight's live concert from Miami. Considering she'll be performing on her home turf, look for a pretty exciting evening.


"Sex and the Silver Screen" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., Showtime) -- This six-part series, opening tonight with a look at how modern movies laughed the old production code right out of Hollywood, should have been so good. Instead, it's turgid and silly, with ponderous narration (delivered by Racquel Welch) and not enough clips that back up what is being said. And this technique of having actors read other people's words (as in "The Civil War" or "The West") is getting out of hand. It's one thing when the actual people are dead or unavailable, but having someone read the words of Bo Derek? Please!

Pub Date: 9/21/96

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