Shades of "Miracle on 34th Street": Santa Claus goes on trial in the Dec. 23 episode of "Highway to Heaven" on NBC. The story has Jonathan (Michael Landon) going to work for a law firm that's been asked to defend a department store Santa (Bill Erwin) fired for protesting the store's promotion of toy weapons.
Maureen Anderman joins the cast of "The Equalizer" in Wednesday's episode as a former Agency associate of McCall's (Edward Woodward) who now runs a restaurant. In this week's show on CBS, she helps him deal with a case involving a 6-year-old AIDS victim.
Lee Remick will host "Remembering Marilyn," an hourlong special for ABC about the late screen star Marilyn Monroe. Also appearing on the program will be Gloria Steinem, Robert Wagner, Robert Mitchum and Susan Strasberg.
CBS has set Dec. 30 as the telecast date for "The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts." Due to be honored this year for their lifetime achievements are Perry Como, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Nathan Milstein and Alwin Nikolais. Walter Cronkite will host the telecast.