Not sure how you feel about the ubiquitous Howard Stern? Take a look at E! tonight; you'll not go away unaffected.
"The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Could the Woman With the Most Irritating Voice In the World have had an African-American mother? That's what guest star Telma Hopkins tries to tell Fran. CBS.
"Battle of the Sexes on Ice" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The never-ending parade of ice-skating on TV continues, this time pitting the guys (Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Paul Wylie and Kurt Browning) against the gals (Kristi Yamaguchi, Rosalyn Sumners, Liz Manley and Caryn Kadavy). The judges include renowned skating analyst Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. Fox.
"The Sentinel" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 45) -- The ever-alert, ever-sensitive, all-seeing Sentinel tries to figure out why a campus maintenance man was killed by murderous spiders. Tamlyn Tomita, who's often better than her material, is among the guest stars. UPN.
"Coach" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Tim sounds like an OK name to me, but apparently there's an embarrassing story explaining why coach and his wife chose that name for the little guy. Can't wait. ABC.
"Chicago Sons" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) Harry lets Lindsay, the girl of his dreams, join his poker club. Just what sort of poker are they playing here? NBC.
"Feds" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve, signs on as a semiregular, playing Meg Shelby, a bond trader and potential love interest for Gaffney (Dylan Baker). Broome (Regina Taylor) tries to throw the book at an HMO that's been experimenting on children and Mancini (John Slattery) may finally learn exactly who murdered his family. CBS.
"Just Shoot Me" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Finch (David Spade) falls into a gorilla cage, and next thing you know, he's yukking it up with Jay Leno. Crystal Bernard also appears here, somewhere. NBC.
"The Howard Stern Show" (11 p.m.-11: 30 p.m. and 11: 30 p.m.-midnight, E!) -- This televised version of Stern's radio show (with the naked women and extreme crudities censored) should give the uninitiated a hint of what all the ruckus over "Private Parts" is about.
"Chinatown" (2 a.m.-4: 15 a.m., TCM) -- Jack Nicholson, in one of his best performances, plays Jake Gittes, a private eye who finds out the hard way the peril of sticking your nose in other people's business. Faye Dunaway is the beauty with an understandably secret secret and John Huston has great fun as the heavy. The script by Robert Towne won an Oscar in 1974.
Pub Date: 3/12/97