'ER' and the O's are back in the Thursday lineup

Today's TV

April 03, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Some intriguing casting and a vintage "ER" repeat highlight tonight's TV offerings. Plus, of course, it's Opening Night (as opposed to yesterday's Opening Day) for the O's (7: 30 p.m. on WJZ, Channel 13).

"High Incident" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Moral quandary time: You're in law enforcement, and the guy who killed your fiancee is struggling for his life. Do you help him? Watch to see how Mike (Blair Underwood) handles that one. ABC.

"The Naked Truth" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m. and 9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In a two-parter separated by a "Seinfeld" repeat, George Segal (he's everywhere!) and Mary Tyler Moore return as Nora's parents, and mom proves to be a little over-protective. Cute casting: Moore and Segal co-starred with series star Tea Leoni in last year's film "Flirting With Disaster." NBC.

"Moloney" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- Remember Stepfanie Kramer? She was the cop who was way prettier than Fred Dryer on "Hunter." Tonight, she plays a prisoner being escorted to a legislative hearing at the state capital by Lt. Navarro (Nestor Serrano). He despises her at first, of course, but then, of course, falls in love with her, of course. (Pre-empted by Orioles coverage on Channel 13.) CBS.

"ER" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The cops and courts of "Law & Order" are safely back on Wednesday nights, which means the doctors and nurses of "ER" are back to rule Thursdays. Tonight's a repeat, however, from 1994: A December snowstorm slows things up, until a big-time traffic pile-up causes all hell to break loose -- and the police to scurry around looking for off-duty doctors to help out. NBC.

Cable

"In Care of Nature" (noon-12: 30 p.m., Animal Planet) -- Marine biologist Bernd Wursig visits New Zealand's Kaikoura Bay to see what effect the upturn in tourism has had on the dolphin population. The question: Can tourism and the environment co-exist?

"Rocky II" (8 p.m.-10: 35 p.m.), "Jaws II" (10: 35 p.m.-1 a.m.) and "Chained Heat 2" (1 a.m.-2: 55 a.m. tomorrow, TNT) -- II brutal. If you have so much free time that you can afford II watch these, you have way II much free time.

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (11: 30 p.m.-midnight, repeats 4: 30 a.m.-5 a.m. tomorrow, Nickelodeon) -- Ed Asner shines, as Lou gets Mary to fix him up with a date for the big awards show. Only problem: The date's 80 years old.

Pub Date: 4/03/97

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