The `Mayberry' gang gets together again

Today's TV

November 11, 2003

Andy Griffith is host and narrator of The Andy Griffith Reunion: Back to Mayberry. Yes, the cast reunited back in the 1986 movie Return to Mayberry), but it seems that the 1960-1968 series still has a gentle hold on its original viewers as well as on many who've caught the constant reruns. This time, Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts and Jim Nabors reunite, and other cast members, including George Lindsey and Betty Lynn, appear in separate interviews.

The program airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on CBS (WJZ, Channel 13).

At a glance

Private Jessica Lynch: An American Story (9:30 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) - Diane Sawyer talks with former Iraqi war POW Jessica Lynch about her ordeal and road to recovery on Primetime. ABC.

Happy Family (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) - Peter (John Larroquette) and Annie (Christine Baranski) decide to do an early Thanksgiving after learning that Tim intends to spend the day with Maggie's family and Sara will be out of town on business. NBC.

Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) - Madonna stops by for the first time in three years, this time to promote her second children's book, Mr. Peabody's Apples. CBS.

Outdoors Maryland (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) - Experts at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources blamed poor weather at the longnecks' northern nesting grounds and over-hunting for diminished numbers of Canada geese. Now, those problems are beginning to ease thanks to new programs designed to help the population grow. PBS.

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Cable

Biography (8 p.m.-9 p.m., A&E) - John F. Kennedy Jr. lived a life of fame, from being the president's son to saluting at his father's funeral to becoming the "ultimate bachelor" to dying in a plane crash with his wife and her sister.

Rich Girls (10:30 p.m.-11 p.m., MTV) - Ally Hilfiger and Jaime Gleicher are daughters of millionaires, recent high-school graduates and the subjects of MTV's latest reality show. You might think that as producers of the show, the two would edit out comments about being Muhammad Ali in a past life or how shopping is like a drug, but you'd be wrong.

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