Howard Stern's movie, "Private Parts," opens in theaters today, not that you'd know it from watching TV tonight.
"Dave's World" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Harry Anderson is so much better than this series lets him be; I almost wish he'd stick to specials, talk-show appearances and guest shots. Here are two shows that prove my point, both repeats from October. First, Dave gets himself in front of a judge who hates celebrities. Then he takes a Cuban refugee into his home and teaches him about being an American. CBS.
"Sliders" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The Sliders slide their way onto a world of flesh-eating zombies. Yeech! Fox.
"Dateline NBC" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- On the night his movie, "Private Parts," opens nationwide, Howard Stern is interviewed by Stone Phillips. NBC
"JAG" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Harm goes undercover to investigate unsafe training methods being used by the Marines and finds out just how unsafe they are. CBS.
"Step By Step" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy return for a sixth season as a husband-and-wife team struggling to raise their blended families successfully (that old "Brady Bunch" formula never tires, does it?). Joining the cast this season is Bronson Pinchot as Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux, Carol's "quirky new beauty salon partner." Bronson Pinchot, quirky? C'mon. ABC.
"Crisis Center" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Kathy (Kellie Martin) tries to help a 10-year-old girl trying to cope with an alcoholic mother trying to cope with an abusive husband. NBC.
"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- On the night his movie, "Private Parts," opens nationwide, Howard Stern is interviewed by Jay Leno. Do I detect a pattern on NBC tonight? NBC.
"Deadly Love" (2 p.m.-4 p.m., Lifetime) -- Susan Dey plays a vampire. Ooooh, scary!
"Dead Man Walking" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., Showtime) -- Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn are equally riveting in this true-life tale of Sister Helen Prejean and her fight against capital punishment. Penn plays a condemned killer befriended by Sarandon's Sister Helen, who is repelled by his lack of remorse, but who still sees him as a human being worth saving. The filmmakers struggle to show both sides of the debate -- some of the best scenes are those between Sister Helen and the parents of one of the victims. But in the end, it's Sister Helen's conviction that no life deserves to be snuffed out that holds the film together.
Pub Date: 3/07/97