Old series won't stay dead


Is there any old, long-ago canceled series that the American Viewing Public can be spared from seeing revived? Apparently not, judging by the offering on the Family Channel today.

"The Sandlot" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Opening Day hard upon us, which means every baseball film known to man will be trotted out. This one's (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Pamela Reed (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR Channel 2) -- A profile of husband-and-wife Delia and Mark Owens focuses on their efforts to prevent African elephants from being killed by poachers. ABC.

"Hope & Gloria" (9p.m.-9:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) - Even Hope is getting into the national pastime, as her decision to play hardball with boss gets her fired. What? You mean "hardball" is hust an expression and has nothing to do with baseball? Oh, never mind. NBC.

"Home Court" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) - Pamela Reed plays a single-mon judge forced to deal with her predictably riotous home-life. The series doesn't look like it's long for this world, so catch it while you can. NBC.

"Turning Point" (10p.m.- 11p.m., WMAR Channel 2)-A profile of husband -and -wife Delia and Mark Owens focuses on their efforts to prevent African elephants from being killed by poachers ABC.


"Evil Has a Face" (2 p.m.-4 p.m., USA) -- and it's Sean Young! Yipe!

"Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season" (6 p.m.-8 p.m., Family) -- Here's proof positive that old franchises never die, as Robert Wagner (isn't he getting a bit old for this?) and Stephanie Powers reunite to play those rich, powerful and wise Harts, who search out bad guys and bring justice to the world while hardly ever mussing up their hair, their cars or their lifestyles.

"George Carlin: Back in Town" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., HBO) -- George Carlin is a genius with a dread of hypocrisy who also happens to be extremely funny (his lame Fox sitcom of recent years notwithstanding). Tonight, he'll be ranting and quipping live from New York's Beacon Theatre.

"Tender Mercies" (10: 20 p.m.-12: 20 a.m., TBS) -- Robert Duvall won a well-deserved Oscar for this picture about a down-on-his-luck singer trying to reach some equilibrium between his past and his present. Tess Harper has some wonderful moments as one of two women in his life.

Synchronized swimming (12: 30 a.m.-1: 30 a.m., ESPN) -- Right, this is an Olympic sport. Who's kidding whom? This should be riveting: taped highlights from last October's Olympic trials. Talk about your human drama of athletic competition

Pub Date: 3/30/96

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