Creatures great and small

Today's TV

September 25, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Is faux Hitchcock better than no Hitchcock at all? Check out CBS tonight and see.

"Kratts' Creatures" (5 p.m.-5: 30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Chris and Marty dive into the wetlands of Virginia. PBS.

"Wings" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Joe and Helen get a new pair of neighbors to go with their new house: Kelly Coffield ("In Living Color") and Chris Elliott (the Conspiracy Guy and the Fugitive Guy from "Late Night with David Letterman"). NBC.

"The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's the old do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do syndrome, as the Woman With the Most Irritating Voice in the World tries to talk her young charge out of dating an older man, until she falls for a younger guy herself. Another episode follows. CBS.

"Townies" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Carrie (Molly Ringwald) fears she's becoming her mother. Shannon (Jenna Elfman) discovers college guys. And life in a small New England coastal town goes on ABC.

"Once You Meet A Stranger" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Theresa Russell takes over the Robert Walker role in this remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train." Jacqueline Bisset plays Farley Granger. CBS.

"The Drew Carey Show" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Drew gets an Englishman for a boss and ends up having to do all his dirty work for him. That includes eliminating all employee perks, which doesn't do much for Drew's popularity. ABC.

"PrimeTime Live" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Diane Sawyer anchors a look at a crime ring that uses computer and telephone technology to charge telephone calls to another person's cellular phone a ruse that allows all sorts of criminal activity to go on undetected. Also, are they really eating kangaroos in Australia? Say it ain't so. ABC.

Cable

"Ralph Emery: Off the Record" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., TNN) -- Waylon Jennings, who gave up his seat on Buddy Holly's ill-fated airplane flight at the last minute, recalls his days with the pioneering rocker.

"Superman III" (8: 05 p.m.-11: 05 p.m.) and "Superman IV" (11: 05 p.m.-1: 05 a.m., TBS)-- Supes (Christopher Reeve) takes on a hapless computer whiz (Richard Pryor) who's fallen into the hands of a nasty dude (Robert Vaughn) bent on ruling the world in this tortuous, tedious movie that threatens never to end. A low point for all concerned. "IV" isn't much better, as Supes battles Nuclear Man. The fate of the planet hangs in the balance, and you really won't care.

"Auntie Mame" (8: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1: 45 a.m.-4: 15 a.m.) and "Mame" (11 p.m.-1: 15 a.m., AMC) -- Decide for yourself who makes the better Mame, Rosalind Russell in the former or Lucille Ball in the latter.

"The Miracle Planet" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-2 a.m., The Learning Channel) -- What would happen if a meteor 6 miles across came close to the Earth? Not much good, I'm afraid.

Pub Date: 9/25/96

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