Andy Griffith and Tom Selleck, returning to TV the same night? Must be some kind of planetary convergence or something.
"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Look who's back it's our old pal, Tom Selleck, a k a Monica's ex-boyfriend Richard. The two meet up again at the video store and start debating whether they can remain friends. Provided Selleck can fit the occasional guest appearance into his schedule, maybe they can. NBC.
"High Incident" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- El Camino's finest are out to stop a gang of thieves who not only break into homes but torture the people living there. Nasty business. ABC.
"Diagnosis Murder" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Obviously, this is the place where old TV stars go to hang out. In this two-parter, Dr. Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) convinces his old friend Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) to jet to California and defend Travis (Charlie Schlatter), who's implicated in a murder. Part 2 airs next week. CBS.
"Living Single" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Episode 100 finds Khadijah thinking back on all the things that have made Flavor the wonderful magazine it is. Among those on hand to jog her memory: Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and Evander Holyfield. Fox.
"Seinfeld" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Here's an obsession we can all understand: George thinks of the perfect rejoinder to a co-worker's insult. Only problem is, the insult was hurled his way hours ago, but that doesn't stop George. NBC.
"New York Undercover" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The guys investigate possible links between the CIA and the drug trade. Evander Holyfield shows up here, too. Fox.
"Freejack" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- About to die in a a rather unfortunate car crash, Emilio Estevez instead finds himself zapped to the 21st century, where his body is about to be taken over by a nasty industrialist (Anthony Hopkins) looking for a better place to store his soul. Sound confusing? By all accounts, it is -- and fairly silly, too. Mick Jagger, as a bounty hunter, turns in his first dramatic performance in nearly two decades. How'd it go? Haven't seen him since, have you? (If you wanna see Mick as an actor, check out Nicolas Roeg's 1970 film "Performance.") ABC.
"ER" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The nurses return from their sick-out, only to learn that a tragedy happened in their absence. Meanwhile, Carter and Benton look as if they're about to part company permanently. NBC.
"Big Trouble in Little China" (8: 05 p.m.-10: 05 p.m., TBS) -- Kurt Russell is a tough-as-nails trucker who somehow finds himself mixed up in the wedding of a 2,000-year-old Chinese dude who needs himself a green-eyed bride if he's going to live to see 3,000.
Pub Date: 1/30/97