Friday, April 23, 2004

TV Best Bets



Gannett News Service

Must-see

Third Watch, 10 p.m., Channels 5, 22.

Two of TV's biggest stars from the 1970s - Henry Winkler (Happy Days) and Kate Jackson (Charlie's Angels) - guest star in the start of this three-week story arc.

Winkler plays the lawyer for Bosco's brother. His offbeat questions make Bosco suspicious.

Jackson plays the lawyer's wife. Yokas suspects she's been abusing their daughter in their tattered apartment.

Meanwhile, Monroe nudges back to duty after facing questions because her gun was used in a shooting. Sully is surprised when he hears something about the guy who served him breakfast every day at the diner.

Worth watching

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), 8-10 p.m., Pax. This light tale is episodic and erratic, yet always enjoyable. For many Americans, it was the first chance to see Hugh Grant doing his amiable bit as a bumbling, stumbling charmer. Richard Curtis wrote a clever script about a guy who can't make a commitment until he meets someone interesting at a wedding. The fine supporting cast includes Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas and even a nice little bit from Rowan Atkinson, as a preacher.

The George Lopez Show, 8 p.m., Channels 9, 2. George's son, Max, has a friend who had trouble at home. He moves in with the family - and more trouble follows.

The Big House, 8:30 p.m., Channel 9, 2. Kevin prepares an anniversary party for his aunt and uncle - promptly learning a family secret.

What I Like About You, 8:30 p.m., Channels 64, 26. When Holly gets a bundle of birthday money, she wants to blow it all on a party.

Hope & Faith, 9 p.m., Channels 9, 2. Kevin Sorbo, of Hercules fame, guest stars. He plays an overseas doctor (in the Doctors Without Borders program) who is a friend of Hope's husband.

Married to the Kellys, 9:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2. Tony Roberts and Michele Lee play Tom's parents, getting their first look at his life in Kansas. That's in the final new episode of the season and could be the final one ever.

Without a Trace, 10 p.m., Channels 12, 7. This transplanted rerun has a respected guy disappearing shortly after speaking at his high school reunion. Cops wonder if he had a secret life.




FLOWER SHOW
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Today's highlights
Delhi garners top flower show award

REVIEWS
Saint-Saens transforms Music Hall
Stewart croons with ease

RELATIONSHIPS
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On the fridge: What's going on around the home
Lawyer switches from court to class
'American Idol' has lessons for kids

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Playhouse wins grant to tour Bard in schools

PEOPLE
Family 'shocked' by CBS' photos of Diana
Sean John, designer Posen teaming up
Portman seeks Africa donations
Turner buys coal mine property
Birthdays

PLANNING AHEAD
TV Best Bets
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