Friday, February 27, 2004

TV Best Bets



Gannett News Service

Must-see

Super Millionaire, 10 p.m., Channels 9, 2.

The five-episode experiment wraps up tonight as it tries to re-ignite Millionaire fever.

This is the new version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Regis Philbin is still the host, but now contestants are vying for a possible $10 million prize.

A Home of Our Own (1993), 8 p.m., Pax.

Patrick Duncan grew up poor in a farm-labor family. To get money for college, he joined the Army and became a Vietnam infantryman. Duncan went on to become a gifted screenwriter with Mr. Holland's Opus and Courage Under Fire.Here's his most personal project, a portrait of a penniless mother, doing her best to raise six kids. Kathy Bates stars with Edward Furlong providing the author's viewpoint, as her son.

Worth watching

Joan of Arcadia, 8 p.m., Channels 12, 7. Joan would really prefer to spend her time getting revenge against cruel classmates. God has other ideas, telling her to join the band.

The George Lopez Show, 8 p.m., Channels 9, 2. Paris Hilton guest stars as Max's tutor.

Mercury Rising (1998), 8 p.m., Channel 25. When an autistic boy cracks government codes, there are opposite reactions. Alec Baldwin wants to kill him; Bruce Willis wants to protect him.

Platoon (1986), 8 p.m., A&E. On a good night for movies, here's Oliver Stone's compelling, Oscar-winning portrait of a soldier in Vietnam. Charlie Sheen finds himself tugged between the opposite approaches of Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe.

A Bug's Life (1998), 8 and 9:50 p.m., Disney Channel. Here's another top-notch movie. It's a computer-animated tale of one regular ant (voiced by Dave Foley), trying to save his colony.

JAG, 9 p.m., Channels 12, 7. Mac has a tough case. She's defending an ex-Marine who has been charged with wearing medals he didn't receive.

Hope & Faith, 9 p.m., Channels 9, 2. To get two guys to fix Charley's classic car, the sisters must pretend to date them.

Life With Bonnie, 9:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2. There's trouble after Bonnie is hired to do a commercial.

Third Watch, 10 p.m., Channels 5, 22. Susan Dey guests as a psychiatrist, interviewing people in the wake of the firehouse shooting. Meanwhile, Bosco gets a tip about a drug war. When he and ex-partner Yokas follow up on it, Cruz fumes.




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