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Programs Will Toast New Year Stay-At-Home Revelers Have Plenty Of Celebrative Viewing Options

If you’ve decided to avoid crowded restaurants, loud parties and drunk drivers by staying in tonight, you’ll have no trouble tuning in celebrations of the New Year. FOX gets a …


Fox Hacks Too Much From ‘Dracula’

Whether you think Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992) is an artistic epic or a disaster of excessive proportions, one thing is for sure: It deserves better treatment than …


‘Fascinating Women’ Dotes On Celebrities

For many, the only thing more tiring than the tide of holiday specials is the flood of year-end specials that follows. Too often, it’s a matter of rounding up the …


Performers Cited In Kennedy Center Show

“The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts” (CBS at 9) pays tribute to an actress, an actor, a legendary singer-songwriter, a great opera star and a celebrated …


Take A Look At ‘The Christmas Box’

When “The Christmas Box” (CBS at 9) debuted in 1995, I said that it had the spirit and mystique that would give it lasting power. The network agrees, making the …


‘Dennis’ Relates Well To Kids, Adults

People went to see 1993’s “Dennis the Menace” if, for no other reason, than to see perfectly cast Walter Matthau as Dennis Mitchell’s long-suffering but ever-forgiving neighbor, Mr. Wilson. If …


‘Home For Christmas’ A Boring Tale

There are some holiday TV movies that you watch and know instantly that they are destined to become Christmas classics. CBS’ “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1997) at 8 is …


Imbalance Mars ‘Holiday Stories’

“Life’s Greatest Holiday Stories” (CBS at 10) suffers from the impossible task of doing justice to eight stories in one hour. On its face, the unavailable-for-review hour would appear to …


Christmas Provides A Common Theme

The seasonal parade of Christmas specials is in full swing now, and your family can close out the week with a entire evening of holiday fare. At 8, CBS has …


Odds Look Good For A Solid Report On Las Vegas Scene

Do not adjust your set. It’s just a little hiccup over at CBS. The network last week moved “Dellaventura” to Thursdays at 10, trading places with “48 Hours.” But the …


‘3rd Rock’ Always Out Of This World

I loved “3rd Rock From the Sun” (NBC at 9) from the moment I saw it. The off-the-wall adventures of the nutty Solomons, a team of alien interlopers investigating what …


‘Mad’ Tries Parenting In Single Take

Last season I speculated on how the birth of Paul and Jamie’s daughter would change “Mad About You” (NBC at 8). Would baby Mabel play a major role? Or would …


Tap Into ‘Gregory Hines Show’

I keep waiting for “The Gregory Hines Show” (CBS at 8:30) to find a way to distinguish itself. I like Hines as well as his character Ben Stevenson. His co-star …


Lee’s Show Pretentious, Self-Glorifying

The press release CBS put out for “Kathie Lee: We Need a Little Christmas” (CBS at 10) says that Kathie Lee Gifford “welcomes the holiday season with family and friends.” …


‘Cracker’ Takes Dark Journey, Succeeds

I just don’t get it about the constant lament that there’s nothing good to watch on television. I can’t find time to watch all the strong shows. A case in …


Give Time To ‘Ms. Scrooge’? Humbug!

I was awakened last night by the Ghost of “Christmas Carols” Past, who guided me back to the days of Alistair Sim, Reginald Owen, Albert Finney and even Bill Murray …


‘Son In Law’ Hilarious, Feel-Good Story

You can do worse than checking out a FOX repeat of 1993’s “Son-in-Law” at 8. For me, at least, it was a real surprise because I generally find Pauly Shore …


Dig Into Egyptian History With ‘Tomb’

ABC’s “Tales From the Tomb: Lost Sons of the Pharaoh” at 10 is an intriguing archaeological adventure that documents the discovery of the most significant find of the 20th century. …


‘Homicide’ Offers Gripping Drama

One mark of a great series is its ability to slow the action and concentrate on the characters. That’s something that has always been evident on “Homicide: Life on the …


Abc Looks At New Allegations About Jfk

How much do we really want to know about the private life of John F. Kennedy? The answer seems to be that people care a lot. Seymour K. Hersh’s book, …


Cbs Dusts Off ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’

Keeping the little ones in the holiday spirit is “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” CBS at 8. Also on CBS are two more of the network’s Christmas standbys. Following the Peanuts …


Count On Laughs With ‘Comedy Honors’

You want laughs tonight? Tune in “American Comedy Honors” (FOX at 8) for two hours of great moments in television comedy as Kelsey Grammer, Candice Bergen, Cybill Shepherd, Keenen Ivory …


Take A Delightful Swim With ‘Dolphin’

Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue,” “Fired Up”) hosts “Touched By a Dolphin” (ABC at 10), an up-close and personal look at one of the ocean world’s most fascinating creatures. You see …


Figure On An Evening To See Lots Of Skating

Skating fans have quite a night of viewing in store. Hard-core fans will need a VCR to record one channel as they watch another. On CBS at 8, Ekaterina Gordeeva, …


Evening Viewing Stuffed With Movies

Thanksgiving evening has become a night for family viewing. This year, the networks offer three movies to choose from, plus there’s a bunch on cable. Check listings for several daylong …


Scratch Your Head Over ‘Greatest Magic’

You won’t believe your eyes. That’s all I can say about “The World’s Greatest Magic IV” (NBC at 8), perhaps the most astounding two hours of magic ever to hit …


‘Indefensible’ Story Line Falls Apart

Some TV movies start out with the very best of intentions. In CBS’ “Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan” at 9, Brian Dennehey stars in the title role as a …


Look For Sleight Of Hand In Fox, Abc Specials

It’s a good night for magic. A good week, in fact, as two more hours of magic are in store Wednesday on NBC. Tonight, FOX and ABC conjure up specials …


Garner Still Packs A Punch As Rockford

“Rockford Files” movies aren’t TV movies as much as they are trips down memory lane. Sometimes I think people tune in just to see if James Garner still has it …


Betrayal Leads To Laughs On ‘Friends’

When we last left Chandler (Matthew Perry), he had confessed to Joey (Matt LeBlanc) that he was the “other man” that Joey’s girlfriend Kathy (Paget Brewster) dumped him for. As …