Those not hooked on hoops still have cops and comics

Today's TV

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

For all you non-fans who won't be tuning in to the opening round of the NCAA basketball tournament

"High Incident" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Something's missing from the police department's property room, and everyone's a suspect. Meanwhile, a coupla sports agents (one of them played by Bronson Pinchot) go too far trying to recruit a young athlete. ABC.

"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Monica's got a new love interest, only she's not the one who's interested. And Phoebe's younger brother pays a visit. NBC.

"Seinfeld" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Lloyd Bridges shows up as a senior citizen who gets involved in a weightlifting competition with Jerry. Despite what her friends think, Elaine can't understand all the hubbub about "The English Patient." And George can't understand it when a beautiful woman mistakes him for her boyfriend. Not that he doesn't understand the mistake, but what he can't figure is why someone so good looking would fall for someone who looks like him. NBC.

"New York Undercover" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A racist corporate executive is murdered, and it's up to Moreno and McNamara (Lauren Velez and Jonathan La Paglia) to find out who did it. Fox.

"Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- East moves West (and to this new time slot for the next four weeks), as the detectives investigate the murder of a high-powered studio executive. The trail leads them to L.A., where Briscoe and Curtis have to battle Hollywood politics and the Hollywood media. Back home in New York, Ross (Carey Lowell) finds herself up against her former husband, an attorney representing the victim's ex-husband. Guest stars include Janeane Garofalo. NBC.

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"Sayonara" (12: 15 a.m.-2: 15 a.m., AMC) -- As Oscar night approaches, the parade of past winners continues. Marlon Brando was the big-name star in this story of love between Japanese and Americans in postwar Japan, but the big winners in the 1957 Oscar race proved to be supporting players Red Buttons and Miyoshi Umeki, both of whom walked away with awards.

"On the Waterfront" (12: 45 a.m.-2: 45 a.m., TCM) -- Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger shine in 1954's Best Picture winner, as the punch-drunk brawler (he coulda been a contender) eking out a living on the New York docks and his underworld-connected brother, who torpedoed his brother's boxing career by making him take a dive. Great movie, with Brando especially poignant as a guy struggling to do what's right. Brando won an Oscar, as did director Elia Kazan and Eva Marie Saint, who walked away with a Supporting Actress nod for playing Brando's girlfriend. (Steiger, Lee J. Cobb and Karl Malden all were nominated for Best Supporting Actor, but none won).

Pub Date: 3/13/97

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