New episodes give added interest to several shows

Hard to believe, but it's true: The new episodes are back. Check 'em out.

"3rd Rock From The Sun" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The aliens decide they're actually Italian. And why not? NBC.


"Wings" (8: 30 p.m-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Antonio (Tony Shalhoub) encounters a beautiful woman on the island -- then spends the rest of the episode trying to find her again.

"The Hunt For Red October" (8: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Before Harrison Ford took over the role of everybody's favorite CIA official, Alec Baldwin took a crack at it in this adaptation of Tom Clancy's first best-seller. It's pretty good, particularly with Sean Connery as commander of the Soviet sub. ABC.


"Frasier" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Frasier falls for a policewoman who, unfortunately for him, finds his dad a lot more interesting. Dad is, after all, a former cop. NBC.

"Murder One" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In the season finale, the identity of the murderer is revealed. Do the facts and the verdict agree? Tune in and find out. (And, for those who missed it the first time around, let's hope ABC reruns the entire season over the summer.)

"Dateline NBC" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Jane Pauley helps us put a voice to the name and the face, as she interviews advice columnist Ann Landers.


A day-long Shirley Temple feast, including "The Little Colonel" (noon-1: 30 p.m.), "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1: 30 p.m.-3 p.m.), "Susannah of the Mounties" (3 p.m.-4: 30 p.m.), "Wee Willie Winkie" (4: 30 p.m.-6: 15 p.m.), "Curly Top" (6: 15 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.), "Bright Eyes" (7: 30 p.m.-9 p.m.) and "Heidi" (9: 30 p.m.-10: 45 p.m., AMC) -- If you're in desperate need of a cute fix, check out AMC: nothing but Shirley Temple from 6 a.m. today until 6: 30 a.m. tomorrow. Did you know MGM wanted her for the part of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz"? As good as Shirley is, thank goodness things didn't work out.

"Moses" (8 p.m.-midnight, TNT) -- Decide for yourself who made a better lawgiver, Charlton Heston or Ben Kingsley. Remember -- somebody once put down Hollywood as "that place where they give Charlton Heston awards for acting."

Pub Date: 4/23/96