'ER' has pulse again, at last

"The A-Team" (4 p.m.-5 p.m., WBDC, Channel 50) -- How can you not love the idea of Mr. T and Boy George sharing the same TV show? Don't miss this one.

"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Chandler decides his new roommate (Adam Goldberg) is just too weird and tries persuading him to leave. Meanwhile, Joey finds out XTC what it's like to be an unemployed actor again. NBC.


"Never Say Never Again" (8: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Good advice. Twelve years after saying good-bye to James Bond forever, Sean Connery decided it was time to shake up the martini one more time. Kim Basinger is the Bond girl du jour, and there are all kinds of fun pyrotechnics as Bond tries to prevent SPECTRE from setting off nuclear weapons. Plenty of fun, and Basinger's rarely been better.

"New York Undercover" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Williams (Malik Yoba) gets grilled by internal affairs after word gets out the guy he killed in last week's show may have been unarmed. Fox.


"ER" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- After a string of repeats, new episodes are back -- finally. Ross wrestles with admitting he may be guilty of malpractice, while Chloe decides she wants little Susie back after all. NBC.


"History Showcase" (3 p.m.-4 p.m., History Channel) -- The big-time glories and quick fades of western mining and cattle towns, many of which are not even dots on the map anymore, are featured in "Boom Towns to Ghost Towns."

"Ancient Mysteries" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., A&E;) -- Where would the study of archaeology and ancient history be without the Rosetta Stone, that translator's dream that unlocked the secrets of all sorts of ancient texts?

"Wrong Trousers" (11 p.m.-midnight, MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- This Oscar-winning animated short from 1993 pits a dog named Gromit against an evil penguin planning a jewel heist.

"2010" (11 p.m.-1: 35 a.m., TNT) -- This 1984 sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey" should have been titled, "For Those Who Thought 2001 Was Too Vague, Don't Worry; This Time We'll Spell It Out For You." Nowhere near as good as the original, although it did give "2001"-star Keir Dullea another chance to act.

Pub Date: 3/28/96