Some series' last episodes and 'The Last Crusade'

With so many series repeating their season-ending episodes this week, can Premiere Week be far behind? Well, UPN and Fox are already into their seasons, a few shows are actually debuting this week, things begin in earnest next week, and premieres continue through October. Aren't you thrilled?

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (8: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Neither sequel to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" could match the original, but each has its own appeal. This final leg of the trilogy, with Indy searching for the Holy Grail, features Sean Connery as his dad and reveals where he got the name Indiana (from the family dog, apparently). Fun as always, even if flawed. As for the Grail, heck, I prefer Monty Python's version. CBS.


"Dark Angel" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Eric Roberts is a New Orleans cop on the trail of a serial killer. Knowing Roberts, he could well be playing both roles. Fox.

"Homeboys in Outer Space" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- One Homeboy opens a chamber on the Space Hoopty, and who should pop out but a cryogenically frozen, beautiful young woman? He goes ga-ga. The other Homeboy does some digging and finds out said woman is his great-great-great-great-grandmother. Hoo-boy! UPN.


"Frasier" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In a repeat of the season finale, Frasier celebrates his third anniversary at the station by recalling his first days there. Here's a series that deserves its Emmys. NBC.

"Coach" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Would you want an NFL head coach in your delivery room? Julie (A.J. Langer, of "My So-Called Life") doesn't have much of a choice in this repeat of the season-ender. ABC.


"NFL Head Coach: The Man Behind the Men" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., 9 p.m.-10 p.m., midnight-1 a.m., TNT) -- Sure, the Joe Montanas and Emmett Smiths and Deion Sanderses of the world get most of the glory and the cash, but what about the men who have to tell them what to do? Here's a chance to hear NFL coaches tell their own stories.

"Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" (9: 30 p.m.-10: 30 p.m., HBO) -- Director Spike Lee profiles baseball bad guy Albert Belle.

"Great Adventures of the 20th Century" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 2 a.m.-3 a.m., Discovery) -- Admired Peter O'Toole in "Lawrence of Arabia" and wondered just how much of the movie is true? Find out tonight in this account of his years-long effort to return Arabia to the Arabs.

Pub Date: 9/10/96