'Full House' has Kareem 'NYPD' has a new show

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It's an unofficial Jeff Fahey competition on cable tonight, while the main competition on broadcast TV is to lure viewers with the biggest guest star.

* "Full House" (8-8:30 p.m., Channel 2) -- This show's special guest star is a slam-dunk winner: He's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who gives Jesse (John Stamos) some shooting tips. ABC.

* "Nova: Nazi Designers of Death" (8-9 p.m., Channels 22, 67) -- Newly acquired evidence found in Moscow archives, where captured German records had been kept since the war, is examined here, including detailed blueprints of Auschwitz, in which the crematorium design from the war's later years clearly "combines killing and burning in a logical way." Very well documented and presented. PBS.

* "Frasier" (9-9:30 p.m., Channel 11) -- The town isn't big enough for the two of them, but tonight there are two Frasiers in Seattle: The real one, played by series star Kelsey Grammer, and a clever impersonator, played by gleeful guest star Nathan Lane, from "Guys and Dolls." Mr. Lane plays a thief who finds Frasier's briefcase, then finds it's fun to claim to be Seattle's shrink-radio celebrity. NBC.

* "In the Shadow of Evil" (9-11 p.m., Channel 13) -- In this new

telemovie, Treat Williams stars as an amnesiac who doesn't know whether he's a good guy in trouble or a bad guy who is trouble. Gee, I can't remember the last time I saw this amnesiac plot. CBS.

* "The John Larroquette Show" (9:30-10 p.m., Channel 11) -- The guest star here is Joey Lawrence, who's made the trip all the way from another NBC sitcom, "Blossom." He plays Sonny, the little brother of Carly (Gigi Rice), and begins charming everyone during what appears to be a lighthearted visit -- until John (John Larroquette) and others begin to question why Johnny can't read. NBC.

* "NYPD Blue" (10-11 p.m., Channel 2) -- The first new episode in three weeks has Simone (Jimmy Smits) visiting a dance club because he suspects his friend may be dealing drugs there. ABC.

Cable

* "Woman of Desire" (8-9:40 p.m., MAX) -- Jeff knows Bo: Jeff Fahey, now of "The Marshal," stars opposite Bo Derek in this 1993 movie.

* "Sketch Artist II" (8-9:35 p.m., SHO) -- And Jeff knows Courteney, too, because he starred opposite "Friends" co-star Courteney Cox in this 1995 cable telemovie. Coincidentally, both of these Fahey dramas are shown on cable at precisely the same time.

* "Duel" (12:05-2 a.m., TBS) -- One of Steven Spielberg's earliest, and still best, directorial triumphs. Dennis Weaver and a big ugly truck co-star.

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