Lucky to have Larry, Carey

Today's TV

November 20, 1996|By David Bianculli | David Bianculli,SPECIAL TO THE SUN Chris Kaltenbach, Staff writer contributed to this article.

The lights shining the brightest on TV tonight are two delightfully edgy comedies: "The Drew Carey Show" on ABC and "The Larry Sanders Show" on HBO.

"Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Ray (Jamie Walters) performs in Vegas, with several "90210" characters along for the ride. One of them, though, lets it ride once too often. Fox.

"Ellen" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A home pregnancy test causes Ellen, Paige and Audrey to rethink their lives, while a life-saving experience causes Spence to rethink his. ABC.

"Wings" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- After new owners take over Sandpiper airline with plans of making it a private charter service, Joe becomes extremely frustrated with the situation while Brian delights in being a mere employee. Aware of who is signing her paycheck, Faye becomes the new boss' most loyal employee.

"Pearl" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Prof. Pynchon (Malcolm McDowell) rants about something substantive for a change: censorship of literary classics. CBS.

"Grace Under Fire" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In New York City, Libby's chances in a national poetry contest are threatened by her growing interest in boys, while Grace's plans are complicated when her old flame, Rick, suddenly shows up with a surprising ultimatum. ABC.

"For My Daughter's Honor" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Gary Cole, so good in the too-short "American Gothic" series, returns to TV in this new telemovie, playing a high-school coach who has an affair with one of his students (Nicholle Tom). CBS.

"Trans-Siberian Rail Journeys" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Railroad buffs should love this, as the Trans-Siberia takes viewers on probably the world's longest rail journey, from one end of Asia to the other. PBS.

"The Sentinel" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- After Sandburg and Ellison agree to protect the daughter of a convicted Chilean drug lord, she is kidnapped by her father's enemies, who are conspiring to access his Swiss bank accounts. UPN.

"Star Trek: Voyager" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- The Doctor and Kes treat three injured aliens whose ship was detected adrift in space. One of them, an egomaniacal political extremist named Tieran, dies, but not before he transfers his mind to the body of Kes. UPN

Pub Date: 11/20/96

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