Route 66 is worth a look on a night of slim pickings


Summertime (almost), and the living is easy. So go outside and enjoy it; there's sure not much to watch on the tube.

"Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes No. 6" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Will these outtake shows never end? Guess not, since Fox is adding a weekly version to its schedule come fall. Fox.

"Pearl" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Frankie's mom arrives in town to tell Frankie (Kevin Corrigan) she's leaving his dad. What she doesn't mention is that she's having an affair with Prof. Pynchon (Malcolm McDowell). CBS.

"Bionic Ever After" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The Six Million Dollar Man marries the Bionic Woman, and there isn't a dry eye in the house. Save, of course, for those bad-guy saboteurs and terrorists who just insist on mucking things up. Bummer. If nothing else, this 1994 film reminds us all how well Lee Majors could wrinkle his brow. (Actress Farrah Forke is included in the supporting cast. Did Majors jump every time someone said "Farrah," thinking they were referring to his ex-wife, Farrah Fawcett?) CBS.

"Pacific Palisades" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Prying Laura (Kimberley Davies) gets double-crossed; Jessica (Jocelyn Seagrave) tries getting over Robert (Greg Evigan) by getting it on with Matt (Lucky Vanous); and Rachel (Natalia Cigliuti), discombobulated by the realization that Joanna (Michelle Stafford) is her mother, not her sister, runs away. Just another day in the neighborhood. Fox.

"Star Trek: Voyager" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- In a repeat from October, a pair of Ferengi have set themselves up as demigods on an impoverished planet, with the apparent goal of making it even more impoverished. It's up to Chakotay, Paris and Neelix (Robert Beltran, Robert Duncan McNeill and Ethan Phillips) to stop them. UPN.

"Route 66 -- The Road that Built America" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- In the days before interstates, Route 66, running from Chicago to Los Angeles, was the road of choice for people heading west. No longer a vital transportation link, now what remains of it is something far more fascinating: a piece of living Americana. Here's the chance to visit some of the people and the businesses along its length. PBS.


"Red Dawn" (8 p.m.-10: 30 p.m., TNT) -- Resourceful teen-agers (including Patrick Swayze and Lea Thompson) struggle to thwart a Russian military takeover of the United States. John Milius' macho script makes guerrilla warfare seem ever so exciting.

"Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Sci-Fi) -- Vintage 1956 Us-vs.-Them stuff, as humanity is distressed to learn that aliens are interfering with our space experiments.

Pub Date: 6/11/97

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