Daddy's little girl on NBC, plus a truly special delivery


The struggle for late-night Saturday dominance continues.

"World Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- ABC's stretched-out coverage of last month's event ends with a taped exhibition by the winners. ABC.

"Malibu Shores" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Tori Spelling shows up on yet another one of daddy's shows. Is it just me, or is her popularity really unfathomable? NBC.

"We're Having a Baby" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Wanna see film of Marilu Henner giving birth? This here's the place. But you'll also have to sit through interviews with celebrity moms Mary Lou Retton, Annie Potts, Kim Alexis and even dad Roger Clinton. (Roger Clinton?) ABC.

"Saturday Night Special" (11 p.m.-midnight, WBFF, Channel 45) -- Executive producer Roseanne promises great things from this latest challenger to the "Saturday Night Live" throne -- including her active participation in at least one skit a week. We'll see. Tonight's premiere introduces the seven regular cast members, four men and three women (including SNL alum Laura Kightlinger) and a guest list that includes Sharon Stone, "Monty Python's" Eric Idle, Bush and Melissa Etheridge. Fox.

"Saturday Night Live" (11: 30 p.m.-1 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Meanwhile, back where it all started, Steve Forbes (you know, the guy who has so much money he decided to blow a couple of million and substantially inflate his ego by running for president) is the host, with country music's Shania Twain showing up in a skit. I think this qualifies as an Odd Couple. But will it be funny? NBC.


"RuPaul's Party Machine" (1 p.m.-5 p.m., VH-1) -- The king of America's drag queens is getting his own variety show, so watch out. There'll be videos aplenty, plus dancing and even a guest appearance by Diana Ross. Each hour of today's premiere has a theme: "Divas," "Duets," "Fashion Statements" and "Ru's Picks."

"Cartoon Clone Caper" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., Cartoon Network) -- Is there a reason so many cartoon characters look alike? Are Pixie, of "Pixie and Dixie," and Jerry, of "Tom and Jerry," somehow related? What about Magilla Gorilla and Grape Ape? It's about time someone got to the bottom of this.

"Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies" (10 p.m.-midnight, repeats 2 a.m.-4 a.m., A&E;) -- "Shall We Dance?" "Oklahoma!" "Climb Every Mountain." "Old Man River." The songs alone should be enough to convince you to check out this overview of the filmed legacy of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Even if the movie versions of R&H;'s stage plays were sometimes lacking -- Ava Gardner in "Showboat?" -- they were never less than enjoyable, and at least in the case of "The King and I," sometimes magnificent.

Pub Date: 4/13/96

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