'SNL' opens 22nd season

Today's TV

September 28, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

With many of us getting our Sunday papers on Saturday, maybe the idea behind CBS' "Early Edition" isn't so novel after all.

"Coach" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In the season premiere, new daddy Coach Hayden has to contend with a colicky baby and an NFL team getting ready to play the Cowboys. Hey, so far this year, playing the Cowboys hasn't been that big a deal, so maybe Coach doesn't have it as tough as he thinks. ABC.

"Early Edition" (9 p.m-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Ready for new series that asks what you'd do if you could regularly get your hands on tomorrow's newspaper today? Me, I'd find out if the Orioles made the playoffs and sleep more soundly at night. Series star Kyle Chandler decides to become a force for good. CBS.

"Married...With Children" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Put your brain on hold and your good taste out the door, the Bundys are back (for an 11th season? Mind-boggling). Bud, having seen "Twister" one too many times, decides to pick up girls by convincing them a tornado's on the way. Fox.

"Common Law" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Stand-up comic Greg Giraldo (the surest way to get a TV show these days is to be a stand-up comic, so why isn't Shecky Greene working?) is a Hispanic, Harvard-trained Manhattan lawyer with an irreverent attitude and a girlfriend (Megyn Price) who happens to work for the same law firm. Apparently, his attitude doesn't mesh with his colleagues. Gregory Sierra ("Barney Miller") plays his father. ABC.

"Love and Marriage" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Tony Denison and Patricia Healy are working parents trying to bring up their kids while retaining their blue-collar jobs. Tonight, mom starts feeling inadequate when another mom moves in next door who makes Donna Reed look slovenly. Isn't "Love and Marriage" the first line of the song that opens every "Married ... With Children?" Fox.

"Relativity" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- This newest Zwick/Herskovitz team effort debuts in its regular time slot, with Isabel (Kimberly Williams) trying to figure a way to tell Everett (Randall Batinkoff) he's being dumped. Me, I'm still rooting for Everett. ABC.

"Saturday Night Live" (11: 30 p.m.-1 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Tom Hanks helps the spiritual successors of the legendary Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players kick off a 22nd season of hoped-for hilarity. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers provide the music. NBC.

Cable

"Braveheart" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., HBO) -- See whether Sun columnist and bon vivant Mike Littwin was right when he said giving a Best Picture Oscar to a film with Mel Gibson spending three hours in a kilt must have been someone's idea of a joke. Me? I thought the film was fine, although I was rooting for "Apollo 13." Great blood and guts, though, and the scene where the Scots use a bunch of sharpened spikes to stop the British ... way cool!

Pub Date: 9/28/96

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