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Comedy Central has a night with Dr. Katz

Your best bet tonight is to turn on Comedy Central at 7 and stick with it.

"Unsolved Mysteries" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- This repeat from February investigates whether Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain could have been the victim of foul play. NBC.

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"Dave's World" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A giant sinkhole threatens to consume the Barry home. And since the show isn't coming back in September, I assume it succeeded. CBS.

"Sliders" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Good news: Cable's Sci-Fi Channel has picked up this show. Not only will Sci-Fi rebroadcast what's already been seen, but it's ordered up a whole new batch of 22 episodes. In tonight's repeat from November, the Sliders slide into a world that's decidedly got "Dungeons and Dragons" on its mind. Fox.

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"20/20" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Deborah Roberts takes on jet skis, those personal watercraft that critics say are too often operated by inexperienced or impaired drivers who turn them into deadly weapons. Also, Dr. Timothy Johnson reports on St. John's Wort, an extract available in health-food stores that could prove effective in treating depression. ABC.

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The ever-personable John Travolta shows up to plug his new film, "Face/Off," which opens today. NBC.

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* "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" (1: 05 p.m.-3: 05 p.m., TBS) -- Don Knotts turns into a fish and helps the Navy win World War II. Lots of fun and probably Knotts' best film role (even if he does turn into an animated fish about a third of the way through).

* "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" marathon (7 p.m.-4 a.m., Comedy Central) -- Eighteen episodes from the show's first three seasons should reveal all you need to know about this squiggly lined psychiatrist who specializes in comedians as clients and who could use a little help himself. It'll also get you ready for the rest of season four, which began last week.

* "Breathless" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-3 a.m., A&E;) -- Director Jim McBride's 1983 remake (with Richard Gere and Valerie Kaprisky) of Jean-Luc Godard's 1959 classic ain't much, but it's another one of those steamy films that begs the question: "Why even show this on commercial TV?"

Pub Date: 6/27/97



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