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Performing prodigy and prestidigitators

Two more season finales, a nostalgic "Brady Bunch" hour and a study of a 14-year-old violin virtuoso highlight a diverse evening.

* "Houdini: Unlocking His Secrets" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The great escape artist worked some of his magic in Baltimore, such as on an April day in 1916 when he escaped from a straitjacket while dangling from the old Sun building. Robert Urich is host of a special that presents modern magicians who re-create some of Harry Houdini's famous illusions. NBC.

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* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A national college convention brings most of the series principals to Palm Springs for the two-hour season finale, whose events include an unexpected career change that could force Jim and Cindy (James Eckhouse and Carol Potter) to move out of the title ZIP code. Fox.

* "Brady Bunch Home Movies" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Members of the original cast of the 1969-1974 series gather for the first time in 14 years to look at Super 8 movies shot on the set. The show includes a tribute to actor Robert Reed, who died in May 1992. CBS.

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* "Live From Lincoln Center" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- She's just 14, but violinist Sarah Chang steals the show with Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, with Kurt Masur conducting the New York Philharmonic. Included in the broadcast will be a segment, "How Can Someone So Young Play So Well?" that looks at Sarah and other prodigies. PBS.

* "The Face on the Milk Carton" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Two current series stars, Kellie Martin ("Christy") and Sharon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue"), join Jill Clayburgh, Edward Herrmann and Richard Masur in a TV movie with an interesting premise: What if you are a young person who discovers the missing child pictured on your milk container is you? Ms. Martin plays the girl who finds an unexpected past. CBS.

* "Law and Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In the season finale, Chris Noth also makes his final appearance as Detective Logan in an episode involving the murder of a gay, newly elected councilman. NBC.

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* "Guarding Tess" (8 p.m.-9:35 p.m., Showtime) -- You can't fail to recognize the location of one critical scene in this Baltimore-shot 1994 hit for Shirley MacLaine. When the sharp-tongued first lady slips away from Secret Service guard Nicolas Cage, she's sitting in a popular picnic spot at Loch Raven Reservoir -- although the film says it's in Ohio.


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