'The Nanny' has company state legislators look back

Today's TV

April 09, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Unfortunately, there's no "EZ Streets" tonight, as CBS has deep-sixed the critically praised but ratings-panned series (it ranked 110th out of 151 series). Viewers looking for a poor substitute may watch the repeat of "Walker, Texas Ranger" at 10 p.m. instead.

"The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m.) and "Temporarily Yours" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Earthy, wise-cracking New York gals show us all how it's done, and thank goodness for that. First, The Woman With the Most Irritating Voice in the World is jealous of her high school rival, who's been cast in Maxwell's new play. Then, Deb the wacky but (underneath it all) wise temp finds herself working alongside a famous fashion designer. CBS.

"Highlights of the '97 General Assembly Session: Two Views" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. and others offer their perspectives on the just-concluded lawmaking session, with the governor getting the first half of the show, legislators the second. MPT's Jeff Salkin will moderate both halves (aided in the first by a panel of journalists including The Sun's William F. Zorzi Jr.), and the public will be able to ask questions via telephone or e-mail.

"Pacific Palisades" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Proving that no one is safe from Aaron Spelling, Fox unleashes yet another series from the master of the beautiful-people-lead-such-tough-lives genre. This one, to quote Fox, focuses on "young professionals on the Southern California fast track to fame, fortune, scandal and ruin." Among the doomed yuppies: Joanna and Nick (Michelle Stafford and Jarrod Emick), a Midwest architect and his wife who come West, little knowing that the architect Nick is replacing left under "mysterious circumstances." Also in the cast is Lucky Vanous, the construction worker who took his shirt off so loudly in the Diet Coke commercials. Fox.

"Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Briscoe and Curtis would love to track down the killer of a woman found naked in a high-rise elevator, but first they have to figure out who she is. And even then it's up to McCoy and Ross to pursue the case through one of New York's more offensive judges. NBC.

Cable

"Field of Dreams" (9 p.m.-11: 10 p.m., USA) -- What better way to celebrate the return of baseball than with this ode to the magic that is the game and its history? Plus, you get to see the great Burt Lancaster in one of his last roles, a doctor who never stopped wanting to be a ballplayer.

"Stargate" (10: 50 p.m.-12: 55 a.m., The Movie Channel) -- James Spader is a scientist who's figured out what the pyramids have been trying to tell us all these many years: There's another dimension out there, ruled by Jaye Davidson (who played the big surprise in "The Crying Game"). Spader and tough-guy colonel Kurt Russell are sent over to find out just what gives. Kinda silly, but not that bad.

Pub Date: 4/09/97

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