NBC has a pair of hilarious sitcom repeats, CBS has a magician with a talent that extends beyond his illusions, ABC has mom. You decide.
"The Story of Mothers and Daughters" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Mothers and daughters talk about each other and their effects on each other's lives. If you call your mom tonight and she's sobbing, you'll know why. The rest of us may find it all a bit much, but hey, my mom'll love it, and that makes it OK by me. ABC.
"The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- You want to hear about the magic of David Copperfield? His girlfriend is Claudia Schiffer, that's the best magic trick he's ever pulled. CBS.
"Mad About You" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The build-up to Jamie and Paul's baby hasn't always produced the most uproarious shows, but here's an exception from February: Mel Brooks reprises his role as Uncle Phil, whose dying request is that they name the baby after him. And what a name it is. NBC.
"A Deadly Vision" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Kristin Davis ("Melrose Place") is a waitress whose visions of impending murders attract the attention of the police. Too bad she wasn't watching that "Cold Case" special on CBS Friday; maybe she could have solved a few unsolved murders. ABC.
"Seinfeld" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- This repeat from December features one of the season's best episodes, as Elaine finds herself in the Bizarro world, hanging around with three guys who are the mirror images Jerry, George and Kramer. Bizarro Kramer brings food to Jerry's apartment, for instance. Very funny. NBC.
"Ink" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Jack and Mike (Jay Thomas and Ted Danson) stage a battle of the wits (or, in their case, a skirmish) as they try to land an exclusive interview with a foreign diplomat. CBS.
"Dateline NBC" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Lisa Rudolph tries to find out just how many doctors are having sex with their patients, while Dennis Murphy tries to figure out why some people are so altruistic while others just don't give a darn. NBC.
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Rebecca DeMornay, who went from being the hooker who snared Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" to the freaked-out wife and mother in the upcoming miniseries of Stephen King's "The Shining," sits down for a chat. NBC.
"The Monkees" (7 a.m.-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-2 a.m., VH-1) -- Hey hey, it's 18 hours of the Monkees. Hey hey, this may be the dictionary definition of "overkill." Hey hey, that's what your vocabulary will be reduced to if you watch all 18 hours: Hey hey.
"Very Personal With Naomi Judd" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., Family Channel) -- Mama Judd chats it up with Jane Seymour, Tim Allen and Fran Drescher.
Pub Date: 4/21/97