Beautiful people are back in famous 'Friends' rerun

THE BALTIMORE SUN

What did you do after the Super Bowl? If you didn't watch "Friends," and are wondering what all the hubbub was about, check out NBC tonight.

"Voyages of The Ark, The Dove and The Pride II" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- See highlights of the May 10 ceremony at London's St. Giles in the Field Church, where a memorial to Cecilius Calvert, first proprietor of the colony of Maryland, was unveiled.

"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- If you missed the big Super Bowl Sunday extravaganza the first time around, here's your chance to catch up with the rest of the TV-viewing world. Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields and Jean-Claude Van Damme show up to help the merriment along. The hourlong episode is broken in half here, with Part 2 airing next week. NBC.

"The National Geographic Bee" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Alex Trebek takes a break from "Jeopardy!" to ask the questions at this eighth annual opportunity for 10 of the country's brightest school kids to show off and compete for $50,000 in scholarship money.

"Before They Were Stars" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Jaclyn Smith in a shampoo commercial. Jamie Lee Curtis in an episode of "Columbo." Jennifer Aniston before she knew she had so many friends. ABC.

"48 Hours" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Shannon Faulkner talks about her short stint at and abrupt resignation from The Citadel. CBS.

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"Flesh and the Devil" (10 a.m.-noon, TCM) -- Greta Garbo and John Gilbert set the screen on fire, 1920s-style, in this silent classic.

"D-Day, The Secret Battle" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats 11 p.m.-midnight, The Learning Channel) -- As the 52nd anniversary of D-Day approaches, this documentary looks at Operation Fortitude, a mock invasion devised by the Allies to convince the Germans to set their sights on Calais and away from Normandy.

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (9 p.m.-11: 30 p.m., TCM) -- The movie's too long -- our first look at the big-screen Enterprise seems to take forever, and the crew takes themselves way too seriously. Still, this 1979 effort is where it all began and the denouement is fairly intriguing. Plus, the film is being shown in letter-box format.

"VH-1 Archives" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m. and 9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., VH-1) -- A new series of old TV clips featuring rock's icons debuts with Janis Joplin's July 1969 appearance on "The Dick Cavett Show." Fascinating stuff, plus some wonderful music. The second half-hour features a May 1970 BBC concert featuring Elton John.

Pub Date: 5/30/96

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