NBC has set Feb. 13 as the date for broadcasting "Hijacking of the Achille Lauro," a TV movie about the 1985 terrorist hijacking of a luxury liner. Lee Grant and Karl Malden star as Marilyn and Leon Klinghoffer. Also in the cast are Christina Pickles, Vera Miles and E.G. Marshall.
Production has begun on six new episodes of "Trying Times," the comedy anthology series from KCET Channel 28. The first show, "The Hit List," was written by A.R. Gurney and stars Geena Davis and Peter Riegert. Other writers for the second season will be Terrence McNally, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Richard Greenberg, George C. Wolfe and Albert Innaurato.
Sonny Steelgrave, the villain played by Ray Sharkey, is returning to "Wiseguy." But you thought Sonny was dead? He is. The plot of an upcoming episode has him turning up as what CBS describes as "a demon who still haunts Vinnie (Ken Wahl)."
What happens when a boy's beloved grandfather is accused of having been a Nazi officer at a concentration camp? That's the subject of "Silent Witness," a new drama being produced for future airing on the "CBS Schoolbreak Special." Tom Aldredge plays the accused man and John Michael Bennett plays the grandson. Eli Wallach portrays the accuser and Viveca Lindfors plays a concentration camp survivor.