Will 16 be sweet for Lucci? Daytime Emmys await

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Can a 15-time loser ever become a winner? Soap fans will be flocking to CBS tonight to find out.

"Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Music from the Goo Goo Dolls, and a guest star who just might surprise you, are on hand in tonight's season finale. Fox.

"Daytime Emmy Awards" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- In her 16th try, will Susan Lucci of "All My Children" finally win an Emmy? All America holds its breath. CBS.

"Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The detectives and prosecutors watch as the death penalty is carried out, and each has to deal with the reality of actually watching a man killed legally. Tonight's season-ender marks the last appearance of Jill Hennessy, who's leaving the show. NBC.

"American Masters" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "Nichols & May: Take Two," a retrospective look at the team that pretty much invented improvisational comedy, suffers from too many adoring talking heads and not enough critical or historical context (there's no narration, only the team's filmed bits and comments from associates). Still, the quick wit of Mike Nichols and Elaine May shines through, thanks to some recently discovered film of some of their best work (including an appearance at an Emmy Awards show that's an absolute classic). PBS.

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"Larry King Live" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats 2 a.m.-3 a.m., CNN) -- Larry and Dave Letterman, now there's a team for the ages. Wonder how much Dave will be willing to talk about all the recent shake-ups at "The Late Show"?

"Trauma: Life and Death in the ER" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-2 a.m., The Learning Channel) -- See how close NBC's "ER" is to the real thing with this look at the emergency room of the University of Pennsylvania hospital in Philadelphia. You'll find the fictional ER is a little more frantic, but the real thing's not exactly a walk in the park.

"The Fog" (12: 05 a.m.-2: 05 a.m., TBS) -- Director John Carpenter's follow-up to "Halloween" is nowhere near as successful -- nothing he's done since has matched that early peak -- but this tale of seafaring ghosts exacting their revenge at the expense of a New England coastal town has its moments. Plus, it features the mother-daughter team of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis in a rare movie together.

Pub Date: 5/22/96

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