Dennis Franz's finest reason to revisit 'NYPD'


TV dramas don't get much better than tonight's "NYPD Blue" repeat.

"Lori Line Live!" (1 p.m.-2 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Pianist Lori Line and her 12-member Pop Chamber Orchestra, featuring such diverse instruments as acoustic guitar, saxophone, mandolin and African percussion, entertain as part of MPT's August membership drive.

"Roseanne" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Tony Curtis plays a mambo teacher. 'Nuff said. ABC.

"Mad About You" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Paul works on a film about a weed, while Jamie fears her boss may have mob connections. NBC.

"The Drew Carey Show" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- When the department store workers go on strike, Drew is forced to cross the picket line, putting him at odds with his friend Kate (Christa Miller). What's a guy to do? ABC.

"Home Improvement" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Wilson (Earl Hindman) takes over as director of the school play, much to the chagrin of the kids, who find his demands a little odd. ABC.

"Whose Daughter Is She?" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- You're a teen-ager with two choices for a mom. There's Stephanie Zimbalist, who bore you, then abandoned you, and now feels she's ready to raise you again. Then there's Joanna Kerns, the woman your dad married after mom left, who raised you after dad died and can't believe this other woman would ever show her face in public again. That's the dilemma facing young Gaby Hoffman in this 1995 telefilm. You won't see this on WJZ, which is showing baseball. CBS.

"NYPD Blue" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Dennis Franz shines in a repeat of one of the most dramatic hours on television last season. Don't miss it a second time. ABC.

"Dateline NBC" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- With the possible exception of AIDS, is any disease more feared than cancer? In the first of what NBC promises will be an in-depth look at the disease, Robert Bazell reports that people are so afraid of cancer, they're convinced just about everything causes it. Many such fears are unfounded, he reports, yet some things that cause cancer could surprise you. NBC.


"VH1 Presents the '70s" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats 11: 30 p.m.-12: 30 a.m., VH1) -- The subject is women's place in the 1970s, a decade that brought a slew of female performers into the rock-and-roll spotlight but left many women still fighting for equal treatment and opportunity.

Pub Date: 8/20/96

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