Camden Yards stands out in a dim baseball movie

April 07, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF CO : Today's TV

Baltimore does a star turn as Cleveland tonight on ABC. And cable tries to make television safe for the family.

"Relativity" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Is Everett really coming back into the picture? C'mon, Ev! ABC.

"The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Things must be tough for Captain Kangaroo if he has to resort to guest shots here. Bob Keeshan plays the principal of Matt's school, as Matt tries to erase his nerdy reputation. NBC.

"Melrose Place" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Taylor (Lisa Rinna) is no longer sure she wants to go along with Peter (Jack Wagner), who wants to turn her into Beth. Got that? Fox.

"Major League II" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The movie ain't much, but Oriole Park at Camden Yards looks great as a stand-in for Cleveland's stadium. Plot? Something about a bunch of overpaid ballplayers who suddenly remember they're a team. ABC.

"Killing Mr. Griffin" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Jay Thomas is a teacher who rides his students so hard, a group of them decide to kidnap him. As the title suggests, things escalate from there. NBC.

"Pauly" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Christina Applegate drops by from "Married With Children" to help Pauly Shore out with his new show. Poor girl. Fox.

"Ink" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- How original, another simmering family feud on TV: For 486 years, apparently, the Logans and Montgomerys have been feuding over a stolen pig. Which means that when Dad Montgomery (Barry Corbin) and Dad Logan (Jack Warden) are in the same audience at their granddaughter's play, the sparks'll be a-flyin'. CBS.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Dr. Nyland (Thomas Gibson) is so busy railing about Dr. Wilkes (Rocky Carroll) over his car phone that he doesn't notice that telephone pole creeping ever closer. Will the doc survive? CBS.


"Cinderella" (6 p.m.-7: 30 p.m., Disney) -- Classic.

"21 Jump Street" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., f/x) -- Before he was a big star and notorious nightclub owner, Johnny Depp was the breakout star of this early effort from Fox, playing an undercover cop assigned to ferret out the bad guys from L.A. high schools. Among the other stars: Holly Robinson and Steven Williams, better known as Mr. X on "The X-Files."

"The American Family and Television: A National Town Hall Meeting" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., Disney, Family Channel, Nickelodeon) -- Linda Ellerbee is host of this news special, part of cable TV's "Tune In to Kids and Family" week, an effort by some 75 cable networks to showcase family-friendly programming during prime time.

"Species" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., Showtime) -- A naked (much of the time) Natasha Henstridge plays an alien who meets men and does one of two things: gets impregnated by them or kills them (talk about a ticking biological clock). Apparently, someone at Showtime didn't fully grasp the memo about "Tune In to Kids and Family" week.

Pub Date: 4/07/97

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