You'll probably want to watch the Orioles tonight, as they open up their first-ever series against the Atlanta Braves (7: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13). Or maybe, keeping in mind what day it is, you'll want to check out the Sci-Fi Channel.
"Sliders" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In this repeat from March, the sliders slide into a world that's a weight-watcher's nightmare: A fat-reducing medicine has turned the population into man-eating zombies. Which begs the question: Just how many calories are there in a man? Fox.
"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Jake (Cirroc Lofton) is willing to trade just about anything for a 1951 mint condition Willie Mays baseball card.
"Nash Bridges" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- Paula Marshall ("Chicago Sons," also the college journalist who thought Jerry and George were gay on a memorable episode of "Seinfeld") guest stars in this repeat from October as a fellow cop for whom Nash (Don Johnson) has the hots. Too bad for him: She's headed for a new job in Alaska. Potentially worse for both of them: They're being held hostage by some subway robbers with itchy trigger fingers. CBS. (Pre-empted by Orioles coverage on WJZ, Channel 13.)
"20/20" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Lynn Sherr reports on private citizens so frustrated over drunk drivers that they're going after them themselves. Louis Greenwald, for instance, a retired Chicago doctor, founded a group called Drunk Busters, which urges drivers to telephone police when they see a drunk driver and hands out $100 rewards if the call leads to an arrest. So far, he says, the group has handed out $40,000. ABC.
"The Trip to Bountiful" (11 p.m.-1 a.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Geraldine Page is an old woman unable to get along with her daughter-in-law. So, without telling anyone, she walks away, determined to make it back to Bountiful, the little town where she grew up. Page won a well-deserved Oscar for her performance, one largely without the tics and mannerisms she would often resort to, and the screenplay by Horton Foote is nicely understated and quite touching.
"Bugs Bunny" marathon (8 p.m. today-8 p.m. Sunday, Cartoon Network) -- 99 different cartoons, 48 hours of non-stop Bugs! This is so cool.
"Friday the 13th" marathon (8 p.m.-6 a.m., Sci-Fi) -- The good thing is that this is the series, which has moments of effectiveness, and not the lame movies, which are all pretty bad. The premise: Micki (Robey) has inherited an antiques store from her uncle. Problem is, as she soon finds out, her uncle has entered into a deal with the devil: Every item purchased from the store is cursed, which means bad things for the unlucky customers. So it's up to Micki, her cousin Ryan (John D. Le May) and a retired magician (Chris Wiggins) to retrieve the trinkets before all hell breaks loose.
Pub Date: 6/13/97