'Bodyguard' and 'Bloopers'

Today's TV

February 22, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

This could turn out to be one of those classic man-woman things: Do you watch a love story between Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston on ABC, or the Sports Illustrated swimsuit models on TNT?

"The Bodyguard" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Whitney Houston looks beautiful and vulnerable, Kevin Costner looks stoic and protective. But the real star is Houston's version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," which became one of the most popular songs of all time. ABC.

"All-New All-Star TV Censored Tickle-Me Bloopers" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- All-New All-Star reasons to see what's on the other channels. NBC.

"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Dr. Quinn and the baby are held hostage during a bank robbery. But something tells me they'll be OK: One of the robbers is played by Jane Seymour's husband, James Keach. CBS.

"The Screen Actors Guild Awards" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Not the Oscars, not the Emmys, not the Golden Globes, not the People's Choice Awards yep, it's another opportunity for actors to pick up knick-knacks for their mantels. This time, live from Hollywood, it's the actors themselves (and only the actors) deciding who among them did the best work last year. One way you know this isn't the Emmys: Angela Lansbury's getting an award. NBC.

"Walker, Texas Ranger" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Walker goes after the man what killed the woman he loved. CBS.

"Mad TV" (11 p.m.-midnight, WBFF, Channel 45) -- Here's a relatively pain-free way to see if Fox's entry in the late-night Saturday sweepstakes is any good: Watch this best-of compilation from this past year. Fox.

"Grammy Countdown" (1: 35 a.m.-2: 05 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Paul Shaffer is your host for this look at some of the musicians up for the big prize.

Cable

"Alligator" (7 p.m.-9 p.m.) and "Alligator II: The Mutation" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Sci-Fi) -- Bad reptiles eat people.

"Sports Illustrated Swimsuit '97" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats 10 p.m.-11 p.m. and 1 a.m.-2 a.m., TNT) -- Here's a job roughly half the population wishes it could have: Rob Schneider is the host for this look at the annual swimsuit fest, this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the bikini.

"Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo" (10 p.m.-midnight, repeats 2 a.m.-4 a.m. tomorrow, A&E) -- Friends and associates remember the jazz great. And just so you don't get tired of the talking heads, some terrific performances are thrown in.

Pub Date: 2/22/97

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