The new doctor will get some 'Northern Exposure'


The biggest TV news tonight: A new doctor arrives in Cicely on "Northern Exposure." It's a show that's mostly a mood-setter, but it does a nice job of establishing a new series lead in a show that could benefit from some new blood.

* "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Channel 2) -- Powter to the people: Exercise guru Susan Powter guest stars and gives Will (Will Smith) a fat challenge. NBC.

* "Following Her Heart" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Channel 2) -- Ann-Margret stars in this 1994 made-for-TV movie drama as a woman whose life takes a completely different direction, affording her more happiness and respect than before. NBC.

* "Northern Exposure" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., Channel 11) -- Before the opening credits come up, we see Phillip Capra and his wife, Michelle, played by Paul Provenza and Teri Polo, driving the roads of the Pacific Northwest in search of a small and quirky town. They hear on the car radio "Chris in the Morning" discussing their impending arrival, then they have to brake because a moose is in the middle of the road. We see Rob Morrow, as the back-to-nature Joel, in one scene with Holling (John Cullum), but the focus is on the new doctor, whose first scenes with Marilyn (Elaine Miles) are priceless. CBS.


* "The American Revolution" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., A&E;) -- Part 2 of 3. The History Channel, which launches in January, is previewed by its sister network this week, in the form of this multi-part, brand new History Channel production.

* "Coneheads" (8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., MAX) -- The film executives who approved this "Saturday Night Live" skit as a full-length, humor-devoid movie were more like Boneheads.

* "You Only Live Twice" (8:05 p.m.-10:35 p.m., TBS) -- And TBS only repeats this movie 122 times.

* "Lovejoy" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., A&E;) -- Fans of "Absolutely Fabulous" will find this an absolutely fascinating episode of "Lovejoy." The guest star is "AbFab" co-star Joanna Lumley, as a widow with a much less lethal hairdo than she sports on "AbFab."

* "Inside Victoria's Secret" (11 p.m.-midnight, SHO) -- Oh, so it's what's inside that counts.

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