Day after Father's Day, nastiness for parents

It's a nasty night for moms and dads on the networks tonight, with both ABC and NBC airing films about scheming daughters looking to do their parents in.

"Twisted Desire" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch") goes against type, playing a teen seductress who persuades her boyfriend to kill her parents (Daniel Baldwin and Isabella Hofmann, both former cast members of "Homicide: Life On the Street"). NBC.


"The Ruby Wax Show" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Outrageous Ruby chats it up with Roseanne (in the bathroom), Jean-Claude Van Damme (while he's getting a haircut aboard the family yacht) and Zsa Zsa Gabor (in the back of Zsa Zsa's limousine, searching for her California ranch). Fox.

"Beyond Obsession" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A young pianist talks her boyfriend into killing her mother. Bad girl. The cast includes Emily Warfield, Victoria Principal, Henry Thomas and Joe Regalbuto. ABC.



"The 31st annual TNN Music City News Country Awards" (8 p.m.-10: 30 p.m., TNN) -- Fans vote for their favorite country stars. Alan Jackson and Vince Gill are up for seven and six awards, respectively. The hosts are George Jones, LeAnn Rimes and Randy Travis.

"Hardball with Chris Matthews" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., CNBC) -- Has it really been 25 years since some disgruntled Cubans were recruited to help break into the Watergate Hotel headquarters of the Democratic National Committee? Sure enough, that auspicious silver anniversary is tomorrow, and "Hardball" marks the occasion with a trio of shows dedicated to this country's most infamous political dirty trick. Tonight, it's head burglar G. Gordon Liddy, interviewed in the Howard Johnson hotel room -- across the street from the Watergate -- that served as his gang's observation post. You'll wish interviewer Matthews was a little less fawning and a lot more quiet, but it's intriguing to watch Liddy recount what happened with typical candor, showing not the least hint of contrition. Tomorrow's show will feature Benjamin Bradlee and Katharine Graham of the Washington Post, while reporter Carl Bernstein gets interviewed Wednesday.

"Two Voices" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Lifetime) -- Mary McDonnell and Gail O'Grady play Sybil Goldrich and Kathleen Anneken, two women who believed their silicone breast implants were making them sick and whose court battles helped bring about a class action settlement against the manufacturers to the tune of $4.25 billion (none of which has been paid out yet, due to legal maneuvering). After the show, Linda Ellerbee will serve as host for a half-hour news special on breast implants.

Pub Date: 6/16/97