It's a night of folks just like you and me on CBS (at least until 10 o'clock, when Don Johnson takes over).
"Candid Camera Across America" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Peter Funt, son of "Candid Camera" originator Allen Funt, follows in his dad's footsteps by taking his hidden camera across America, traveling 30,000 miles and visiting 16 states to prove ordinary people can still be awfully funny when they don't realize they're on camera. CBS.
"Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Showing that it's not all fun being a witch, Sabrina gets caught sneaking out of the house and is so wracked with guilt that she feels just a few inches tall. But when you're a witch, you actually do shrink to just a few inches tall. ABC.
"Ordinary Extraordinary" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Ordinary people who do extraordinary things are profiled, with John Ritter and Leanza Cornett on hand to tell you about them. CBS.
"Homicide: Life On the Street" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Pembleton and Giardello (Andre Braugher and Yaphet Kotto) are after a killer who seeks refuge in an urban militia-type organization. Even worse, the leader of the group is somehow connected to Police Commissioner Harris (Al Freeman Jr.). Kotto pulls double-duty tonight; he also wrote the episode. NBC.
"Nash Bridges" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Nash and Joe (Don Johnson and Cheech Marin) have their hands full with a war-decorated commando who now heads a security firm that's been hired to protect an inner-city community. Apparently, it's no accident that neighborhood drug dealers keep turning up dead. CBS.
"Late Show with David Letterman" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Roseanne yucks it up with Dave. No doubt she'll be talking about her show's big series finale; maybe she can also explain why her show has been pre-empted so often of late. Chuck Berry drops by to provide the music. CBS.
"Arsenic and Old Lace" (6 p.m.-8 p.m., TCM) -- Two sweet old ladies decide to do lonely old men a favor by dispatching them. Cary Grant is the nephew who stumbles upon their secret, then somehow has to convince them they need a less destructive hobby. And Raymond Massey is a guy who's been told once too often that he looks like Boris Karloff. This may not sound like a comedy, but it is, and a good one.
"Cadillac Man" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats midnight-2 a.m., Comedy Central) -- Robin Williams is a car salesman trying to talk a frazzled gunman (Tim Robbins) out of holding him and his customers hostage. It's supposed to be funny, but it isn't. Painful's more like it.
"Larry King Live" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats 2 a.m.-3 a.m., CNN) -- Cal Ripken Jr. sits down for a chat, taped earlier today at Camden Yards.
Pub Date: 5/02/97