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Some childhood memories are best left unrevisited. Which is why you may want to think twice about watching ABC at 8 tonight.

"Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- They're back ... even Michael Nesmith, who until now has avoided much of this foolishness. This time, it's for what is essentially another episode of their TV series (nearly 30 years later), as we watch the boys get ready to perform at a swanky country club. Chuck Woolery plays the club's manager. Bet you can't wait. ABC.

"Cosby" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Is it true, is Hilton really going to sell his New York home and move to sunny Florida? That's the idea, as the Lucases return from a trip down south and decide they've had it up to here with New York winters. CBS.

"Melrose Place" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Megan's got herself a new love, which pleases her no end ... but doesn't do much for her former pimp, who proceeds to make their lives miserable. Gosh, former bosses can be such a drag. Fox.

"Mr. Rhodes" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Pauly Shore plays a former student anxious to gain revenge on the school that treated him badly. You've been warned. NBC.

"American Comedy Awards" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- "Seinfeld," "3rd Rock From the Sun" and "The Larry Sanders Show" are the biggest potential winners in tonight's 11th annual honor fest, taped Feb. 9 (don't worry, I won't tell ya who won). Actor/director Rob Reiner is given the Creative Achievement Award, following in the footsteps of his father, Carl, who was likewise honored in 1991. ABC.

"Murphy Brown" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Paul Reubens returns as Andrew J. Lansing III, always cause for celebration. CBS.

"When Animals Attack III" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- All sorts of mean critters show why they deserve their reputations. Fox.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- An episode centering on the need for better and more universally available health care features appearances by Jack Kemp and Ted Kennedy (who plays the chair of a Senate subcommittee and wrote his own dialogue). CBS.


"Eco-Challenge" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-2 a.m., Discovery) -- Last summer, 350 really tough people willingly pushed themselves along a 300-mile course through the mountains of British Columbia, all aiming to prove no task is too great. They ran, rode horses, biked, hiked, rafted, mountain climbed, swam, canoed ... and only a third of them finished. If you caught last night's Part 1, you're probably hooked and ready for Part 2, secure in the knowledge it's easier to watch this stuff than do it.

Pub Date: 2/17/97

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