Harry Anderson of "Night Court" will turn up on NBC's new "The Magical World of Disney" this season. He'll make an appearance on the premiere installment Oct. 9, along with Betty White, Phylicia Rashad, Kate Jackson and Judd Hirsch. Later he'll be seen in a remake of "The Absent-Minded Professor," re-creating Fred MacMurray's role as the inventor of "flubber."
Faye Dunaway will co-produce and star in "Cold Sassy Tree," a movie for Turner Network Television, a new cable service that debuts Monday. Based on a novel by Olive Ann Burns, the film tells of a romance in a small Southern town at the turn of the century. . . . TNT also has signed up Farrah Fawcett to play the title role in "The Margaret Bourke-White Story," about a famous photographer for Life magazine.
"Diamonds," the private-eye series that aired on CBS' late-night schedule last season, has been picked up by cable's USA Network. It will begin repeating the 22 episodes this month and has ordered 13 new episodes with stars Peggy Smithhart and Nicholas Campbell.
NBC has a new installment of "Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes" on tap for Oct. 9. Keshia Knight Pulliam of "The Cosby Show" and Dick Van Dyke are the practical joke victims. Ed McMahon and Dick Clark return as hosts.