Belzer takes center stage in tonight's 'Homicide'

Today's TV

February 21, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Sounds like a good "Homicide" on NBC tonight.

"The Flintstones" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Yabba dabba doo, it worked better as a cartoon! ABC.

"Dave's World" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Bea Arthur returns as Dave's agent and organizes a party at his home that somehow connects the Barrys to organized crime and propels them into an unwanted public spotlight. CBS.

"Babylon 5" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- A reporter for Interstellar Network News promises to do an unbiased story on Babylon 5. Wanna bet he breaks that promise? UPN.

"Dateline NBC" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Chris Hansen reports on some of the country's most dangerous roads. dTC Will he include Ritchie Highway? NBC.

"JAG" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Harm and Mac (David James Elliot and Catherine Bell), forced to land their plane in the Appalachian backwoods, happen upon a group of poachers who have just killed a game warden. You can guess whom they'd like to kill next. CBS.

"Homicide: Life On the Street" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- It's Richard Belzer's night to shine, as Detective Munch confronts the murder of a woman he had a crush on in high school -- a murder that forces him to struggle with both her family and his religion. NBC.

"Nash Bridges" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Nash has to track down a young couple on a rip-roarin' crime spree, a task made even more urgent by the realization that one of the spree-ers is the daughter of a police inspector. Subplot: Nash is chagrined to learn his daughter is featured semi-nude on a safe-sex poster going up around town. CBS.

"Late Show with David Letterman" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- David Brenner visits with Dave for the 18th time and delves back into his own history a little, performing stand-up on network television for the first time in eight years.

Cable

"Jane Austen's Emma" (9 p.m.-11: 30 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-3: 30 a.m. tomorrow, A&E) -- For those who missed Kate Beckinsale's turn as Jane Austen's determined matchmaker (Gwyneth Paltrow starred in a movie version that played in theaters last year), here's another chance. Most critics seemed rather disappointed, but Sunday's premiere racked up impressive ratings for A&E.

"Pat and Mike" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., TCM) -- Spencer Tracy is the promoter promoting Katharine Hepburn's female athlete. You never go wrong when Hepburn and Tracy team up.

Pub Date: 2/21/97

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