Sitcoms trot out guest stars Fox has 'Cool Runnings'

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February 18, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

It's guest-star mania, a typical symptom of sweeps month.

"Roseanne" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Maybe Dan and Roseanne can get back together. ABC.

"Mad About You" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- You want guest stars? How about Sid Caesar, Shecky Greene, Fred DeCordova and David Steinberg? One of Paul's uncles dies while being interviewed for the "Buchman" documentary, and his last words cause all sorts of consternation. NBC.

"Cool Runnings" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Jamaican bobsledders take over the Olympics. The movie is low-key fun, with a nice turn from John Candy as the team's reluctant coach. Fox.

"The Drew Carey Show" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- All you fans of Drew, here's the chance to re-live where it began: In this pilot, first broadcast in September 1995, Drew is reluctant to hire his friend Kate for a position at the cosmetics counter, until he sees that the alternative is a chronic cosmetics abuser by the name of Mimi. ABC.

"Something So Right" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- You want more guest stars? How about Shirley Jones, Bob Barker and Barbara Feldon? As Carly's dad (Barker) and his second wife (Feldon) celebrate their 25th anniversary, dad confesses he still has feelings for his first wife (Jones). NBC.

"The Perfect Mother" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Two mothers arrange a blind date between their respective children and are as pleased as punch when they end up married. Except that one of the mothers is a domineering type, and when her daughter-in-law rebels, mom enacts revenge. Tyne Daly plays the heavy, Ione Skye the put-upon daughter-in-law. CBS.

Cable

"Masters of Fantasy" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., repeats 11 p.m.-midnight, Sci-Fi Channel) -- Ray Bradbury, whose "Martian Chronicles" is still one of the greatest works of science fiction ever penned, is interviewed and talked about.

"The Incredible Shrinking Man" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., repeats 11 p.m.-12: 30 a.m.) and "The Fly" (9: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 12: 30 a.m.-2 a.m. tomorrow, AMC) -- If you've never seen these two classics of '50s horror/sci-fi, it's time to fill in that lapse in your cinema education. The first has Grant Williams shrinking away to nothing while fending off giant spiders and vicious kittycats, nTC while the latter has David Hedison wishing he'd never tried that darn experiment on himself or at least wishing he'd invested in a no-pest strip for his office.

Pub Date: 2/18/97

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