There is no such thing as too much Newhart

Today's TV

March 17, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

One of TV's greats gets a whole week of prime-time air time, thanks to Nick at Nite.

"Spy Game" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Our Emma Peel and Jonathan Steed wannabes have to stop an android on a mission to kill the president of Russia. ABC.

"Everybody Loves Raymond" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard appears briefly as Ray tries to convince his wife that she's not as normal and boring as she thinks. CBS.

"Lies He Told" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Gary Cole plays a decorated war hero who decides to fake his death and start a new life for himself. Karen Sillas is the woman he decides to start it with. ABC.

"Majority Rule" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Blair Brown blazes trails all over the place, as one of the first women to lead American soldiers into battle and as a presidential candidate. NBC.

"Married With Children" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Kelly thinks she's pretty hot stuff when she begins subbing for a kiddie-show host. Bet on lots of snickers and giggles. Fox.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's a real-life father-and-son reunion, as Alan Arkin stops by his son Adam's TV series. The elder Arkin plays a world-renowned artist who's both a little on the eccentric side and insisting he's the younger Arkin's father. Meanwhile, Austin (Christine Lahti) sits up with a dying child prodigy, and Watters (Hector Elizondo) is car-jacked. CBS.

Cable

"Bob's Bob Bob Newhart Newhart Marathon" (8: 30 p.m.-12: 30 a.m., Nickelodeon) -- Well well. With two hit sitcoms to his name, and a third near-miss, few TV actors can claim as much success as Bob Newhart. Beginning tonight and extending through Friday, Nick at Nite celebrates the addition of "Newhart" to its nightly lineup with a potpourri of the best episodes not only from that show, but also "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Bob." Newhart himself serves as host, and tonight's offerings begin with five helpings of "Newhart" (including, at 10: 30 p.m., the final episode, one of TV's finest moments), then conclude with a 1991 "Bob Newhart Show" reunion and one episode of that program. Great stuff all, and worth following for the rest of the week.

Pub Date: 3/15/97

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