It's Labor Day, so what are you going to watch? Channel 2, of course, because that's where you can find
"The 31st Annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon" (11: 25 p.m. last night-6: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- What would Labor Day be without Jerry and his kids?
"In the House" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Is Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee ready to endorse the gang's latest get-rich-quick scheme? UPN.
"Adventures From the Book of Virtues" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- You're PBS, and you've been taking a lot of heat recently, mainly from conservatives complaining about your programming. What to do? How about taking former Education Secretary William Bennett's anthology of stories, all of them containing positive, hard-to-argue-with messages about virtue, responsibility and ethics, and turning it into an animated series? The stories include Rudyard Kipling's "How the Camel Got Its Hump" and Mark Twain's yarn about Tom Sawyer and the fence that needed painting. PBS.
"Monday Night Football" (9 p.m.-when it's over, WMAR, Channel 2) -- I know where all my rowdy friends are going to be. ABC.
"Danielle Steele's 'Remembrance' " (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- With NBC showing this during the summer, when the schedule is filled with mostly repeats, failed pilots and other shows no one cares about, maybe the network's confidence in the Steele franchise is dwindling. Eva La Rue is an Italian princess who flees her country after World War II and marries into an American family dominated by matriarch Angie Dickinson. NBC.
"Three Stooges Marathon" (3 p.m.-8 p.m., Family Channel) -- Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck, it's 13 of the best from Larry, Moe and Curly (and later Shemp), plus four shorts of the Canadian series called "Baldy Man."
"Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" (3 p.m.-5 p.m., USA) -- This is funny?
"When Harry Met Sally" (4 p.m.-6 p.m., Lifetime) -- This is funny. pTC Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are New Yorkers struggling to prove friends of the opposite sex can stay just friends. The scene where Sally fakes an orgasm while having lunch in a restaurant has already become a cinema classic.
"Devil's Food" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Lifetime) -- Suzanne Somers is an overweight TV reporter who sells her soul to the devil to stay thin then finds she's not crazy about the results. Nothing profound here: The message is: 1) Don't sell your soul, and 2) People treat pretty people better than they treat not-pretty people. But Somers is very good, the movie has a nice, light touch, Dabney Coleman makes a nicely wicked devil, and you may even be able to figure out where the movie's headed before it gets there.
Pub Date: 9/02/96