Tempestt Bledsoe of "The Cosby Show" plays a teen-ager who goes on her first date in the upcoming NBC comedy movie "Home by Midnight." Clifton Davis is her widowed and overprotective father whose attempts to spy on Bledsoe and her date, a popular school athlete, prove disastrous.
Exclusive footage of Robert Ballard's recent discovery of the World War II battleship Bismarck will be seen on an hourlong documentary that's planned for this fall on the "National Geographic Explorer" series. The program will air on SuperStation TBS, which earlier this year picked up high ratings with a special that covered Ballard's finding of the ill-fated Titanic luxury liner.
Gary Collins will return for his eighth consecutive year as host of "The Miss America Pageant" which NBC will carry on Sept. 16. The 36th telecast of the pageant from Convention Hall on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City will move the pageant into the '90s with the crowning of Miss Amrica 1990.
Get ready for . . . football! ESPN will kick off its third season of National Football League action on Aug. 5 by covering the game between the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams, playing in the American Bowl in Tokyo.