Executives at Fox dug deep into their vaults and made a startling find: a previously unseen episode of "Married With Children." Aren't we lucky?
"Mad TV" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The best from Fox's late-Saturday-night comedy showcase are being repackaged for this prime-time run. Among tonight's skits: "Mother of Mercy," a takeoff on "Striptease," about a stripper fighting against world strife, and "Phone Sex," in which a man calls a sex hot line and his mother answers. Fox.
"The Ruby Wax Show" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In tonight's premiere offering, decidedly off-kilter London-based talk-show star Ruby Wax gets a body wax so she can serve as Pamela Anderson Lee's body double, shops at a famous London boutique with Bette Midler and talks about sex with Goldie Hawn. Fox.
"Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Peggy Lipton plays a woman trying to prove her daughter's apparently accidental death stemmed from an insurance scam. NBC.
"The Temp" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Lara Flynn Boyle is a lowly office temp who just may be the party responsible for a series of deadly accidents at a small company that's just been on the losing end of a hostile takeover. Ohhh, scary. ABC.
"Married With Children" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The show may have ended its run last month, but that doesn't mean there aren't new episodes to be seen. Here's one, as Al (Ed O'Neill) finds out he can trade the shoes he's having such trouble selling for spiffy new mall merchandise. Fox.
"Murphy Brown" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Murphy thinks she's getting a journalism award in this repeat from November, but what she's really getting is a dressing-down from the hundreds of former secretaries she's fired over the years. CBS.
"Sparks" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- In this repeat from September, an accident involving a copier repairman, a video camera that records sound only and an insurance policy that carries a $500,000 deductible convince Alonzo, Greg and Wilma (James Avery, Terrence Howard and Robin Givens) to push for settling a lawsuit out of court. But Maxey (Miguel A. Nuqez Jr.) refuses, insisting the repairman is faking his injury. UPN.
"Dateline NBC" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Farrah Fawcett, poster woman for male fantasies of the 1970s, turned 50 this year. She's the cover subject of this week's TV Guide, she's got a pay-per-view special coming up Wednesday that will include nude performance art and footage from her Playboy photo shoots, and tonight she sits down for a chat with Stone Phillips. NBC.
"Les Girls" (7: 30 a.m.-9: 45 a.m.), "Night and Day" (9: 45 a.m.-noon), "High Society" (noon-2 p.m.) and "Silk Stockings" (2 p.m.-4 p.m., TCM) -- Turner Classics celebrates Cole Porter's birthday with films featuring some of his most beautiful music. Bonus: "Silk Stockings" features some gorgeous dance numbers pairing Fred Astaire with Cyd Charisse.
Pub Date: 6/09/97