Music night: Babyface, Midler, the Boss

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Goodbye, goodbye! Season finales abound tonight, along with one series ender. Rock fans also take note: Some never-before-telecast music and conversation from Bruce Springsteen arrive on cable.

* "Mad About You" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- This series' charm stems from the fact that Paul and Jamie (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt) seem like real spouses. Tonight's extended season finale plays the old "what if?" game most spouses know well. When they learn that the place where they met is gone, we view a fantasy life in which they have not gotten together. NBC.

* "Martin" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- David Alan Grier ("In Living Color") plays the preacher, and R&B; Grammy winner Babyface makes an appearance, as Martin and Gina (Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell) finally do the wedding walk in the season-ender. Fox.

* "Die Hard 2" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- No scheduling coincidence here, as shown by the preview of "Die Hard With a Vengeance" (opening in theaters this weekend) that will air with this screening of No. 2 in the Bruce Willis action cycle. CBS.

* "Living Single" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Following last week's set-up, Regine (Kim Fields) seems determined in the season's last episode to execute her threat to end the rooming relationship with Khadijah (Queen Latifah), who refuses to believe it. Fox.

* "Seinfeld" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Bette Midler appears as the star of a Broadway play who suffers during a softball game with the team of Jerry and George (Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander). The episode is the last new show of the season. NBC.

* "Mystery! Rumpole on Trial" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- No more Rumpole! PBS says this is the last episode of the series that, since 1980, has starred Leo McKern as the rotund barrister created by novelist John Mortimer. After an unpleasant encounter with a judge, Rumpole is charged with contempt of court and contemplates retiring. PBS.

* "Friends" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- One of this year's breakout hits ends the season by asking the question: Can romance spoil friendship? NBC.

Cable

* "Greetings From Bruce Springsteen"/"Reunion: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live: '95" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., VH1) -- Part of a weeklong "Bruce TV" package, this hour includes a new, exclusive interview with The Boss, followed by a 30-minute collection of songs performed earlier this year with his old band.

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