'Melrose' a changing place


New characters on "Melrose Place"? I'm shocked.

"The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Jeff tries to figure out why his dad is so popular with women. Good luck. NBC.

"Melrose Place" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Three new characters show up at what must be Los Angeles' most transient apartment complex: Greg Evigan, as a rehab clinic owner; Kelly Rutherford, as a mystery woman (is there any other kind?); and David Charvet, as somebody's son. Meanwhile, Sydney (Laura Leighton) continues her penchant for married men. Fox.

"Danielle Steel's 'The Ring' " (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Nastassja Kinski is a privileged German woman privileged no more after the devastation of World War II in this two-part potboiler from the pen of Danielle Steel. In tonight's conclusion, Nastassja sails to America after the war and marries a nice Jewish doctor. Three small problems, however: She's not Jewish (although she says she is), she's already married, and she's pregnant with her Nazi husband's child. Complications ensue. NBC.

"Murphy Brown" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- For show No. 200, Murphy and the Gang commiserate over the death of Phil, the gruff-voiced bar owner who has given them a place to gather for so many years. In fact, they've grown so attached to the place, they decide to buy it. Geraldine Ferraro and Larry King show up to help bid Phil adieu. CBS.

"When Disasters Strike" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Wanna see stuff get destroyed, for real? look no further. Fox.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Proving a doctor's life is not without its peril, Dr. Kronk (Peter Berg) works furiously to save the life of a 12-year-old gang member's mother -- after being assured the boy will kill him if she dies. CBS.


"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E;) -- Baltimorean-turned-Yankee Babe Ruth, only the greatest baseball player who ever lived (and quite a character, too), is profiled.

Figure skating (9 p.m.-11 p.m., ESPN) -- With winter approaching, it's time to take to the ice once again. Taped Saturday,here's the 1996 Legends Championship from Pensacola, Fla.

"Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer" (9 p.m.-11: 30 p.m., Lifetime) -- Olivia Newton-John, herself a breast cancer survivor, headlines this entertainment gala organized to promote awareness of the disease. Among others scheduled to appear: Jane Seymour, Teri Hatcher and singers Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow and Kathy Mattea.

Pub Date: 10/21/96

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