Cher continues her inexhaustible march back into the public eye with a scheduled appearance on Letterman tonight.
"World Of Discovery" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- "Last Charge of the Rhino" documents the inexcusable and heartbreaking tragedy of the rhinoceros, which has been hunted close to extinction by poachers because some idiots with money to burn covet the animals' horns. ABC.
"Long Island Fever" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Wonder what kind of show is so bad, network programmers won't even take a chance on it? Here's an example, a 2-year-old pilot (not scheduled for this or any other fall season) about a detective who moves out of New York City in search of a quieter life in the suburbs. Wanna bet he doesn't find it? ABC.
"Caroline in the City" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Two-thirds of the writing staff of "The Alan Brady Show" are re-united as the owners of an old desk Caroline just bought. Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie do their best, but their efforts only prove "Caroline," while pleasant, is no "Dick Van Dyke Show." NBC.
"Peter Jennings Reporting" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- "Never Say Die -- How the Cigarette Companies Keep On Winning" looks at the perplexing question of how cigarette companies keep on prospering, even with the overwhelming medical evidence that what they produce is killing people. ABC.
"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Eddie Murphy, whose "The Nutty Professor" opens in theaters here tomorrow, yuks it up with Jay. NBC.
"Late Show With David Letterman" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's Cher again, this time returning to the show whose host she once referred to as an unflattering part of the human anatomy (in the most flattering sense possible, she assured him). Can't wait to see what's in store for tonight. CBS.
"The Lost Treasure of King Charles I" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 2 a.m.-3 a.m. tomorrow, Discovery) -- More than 360 years ago, a ferry brimming with priceless royal treasure sank in a Scottish river. This documentary watches as a team of divers tries to salvage what bounty hunters have spent centuries looking for -- and maybe try to understand a little more about the sinking itself.
Pub Date: 6/27/96