Several familiar faces turn up in new places

Today's TV

February 13, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Looks like the romance may be over for Ross and Rachel on "Friends." Start sending your sympathy cards now.

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" (4 p.m.-5 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Oprah talks of things romantic with that adorable couple, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan. But there's more: Oprah brings back a bunch of your favorite '70s TV moms, including Marion Ross, Shirley Jones and Florence Henderson. And there's even more, as Oprah welcomes Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter. Oprah winds things up with a medley of tunes from KC and the Sunshine Band. Man, I'm tired just writing all this.

"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In the first of a sweeps month two-parter, Rachel and Ross argue over her job and Ross finds solace in the arms of Chloe, the copy girl. Meanwhile, Phoebe falls for a U.N. diplomat who doesn't speak English, while Monica has the hots for his translator. NBC.

"Diagnosis Murder" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's the return of Joe Mannix, as he and Dr. Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) team up to solve a murder that's been bugging the veteran P.I. ever since it was detailed on his own series back in 1973 (bits of the original "Mannix" episode will be shown as flashbacks). Here's your chance to see whatever happened to Mike Connors. CBS.

"Martin" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Lynn Whitfield joins the gang for a "Love Boat"-style cruise manned by former "Love Boat"-ers: Ted Lange, Bernie Kopell, Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan. Is this a reunion we really need? At least Captain Stubing doesn't show up. Fox.

"Maloney" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Nick does battle with a corrupt judge who's apparently been preying on the same woman for several years, first as her judge in a juvenile court case, now as her drug supplier (and perhaps, in between, as her molester). Those of you with sharp eyes and good memories may recognize cast member Cherie Lunghi (she plays Dr. Bateman), who was Guinevere in director John Boorman's "Excalibur" about 15 years back. CBS.

"The Naked Truth" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Mary Tyler Moore is back as Nora's mom, this time in town for her daughter's birthday. But what she has to tell Nora (Tea Leoni) doesn't exactly make the birthday girl want to jump for joy. NBC.

"ER" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Julianna Margulies gets a chance to shine, as Nurse Hathaway is trapped inside a convenience store after a botched robbery attempt and somehow has to keep a pair of gunshot victims alive. Among the guest stars: Ewan McGregor, of "Trainspotting," and Mason Gamble, of "Dennis the Menace." You couldn't find two movies more different if you tried for a million years. NBC.


"The Three Lives of Thomasina" (9 p.m.-10: 40 p.m., Disney) -- Patrick McGoohan and Susan Hampshire are the human stars of this charmer about a resourceful Scottish cat trying to find its way home to the young girl left behind.

Pub Date: 2/13/97

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.