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December 02, 1990|SUSAN KING

Steve McQueen, his then-wife Neile Adams and Peter Lorre star in the acclaimed "Man From the South" entry of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Sunday at 11:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon). McQueen plays a two-bit gambler in Las Vegas who meets a strange little man who offers McQueen a proposition: He's willing to bet his luxury convertible that McQueen's lighter won't work 10 times without missing. If McQueen loses he must forfeit his little finger on his left hand. This episode was directed by Hitchcock friend Norman Lloyd of 'St. Elsewhere' fame and was remade in the mid-'80s with Steven Bauer, Melanie Griffith and John Huston.

Noted actress Ruby Dee ('Do the Right Thing') guests on The Fugitive (Tuesday at 8 a.m. on A&E) in an episode in which Richard Kimble becomes involved with an ailing boxer.

Ex-Dodger third baseman Ron Cey shows up in E.R. (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on Lifetime) so Dr. Sheinfeld can give him an insurance physical.

Frank Sinatra Jr. guests on The Patty Duke Show (Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon) as a young professor Patty believes her parents want her to marry. On the same show later in the week, Sal Mineo visits his alma mater (Thursday at 11:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon) and joins Patty in performing in a school revue.

Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Melissa Manchester, Peter Frampton, Harvey Korman, Paul Lynde and Burt Lancaster welcome Barth Gimble, Jerry Hubbard and Happy Kyne into the "charmed circle of life's winners" on America 2Night (Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon).

Maddie, David and Ms. Dipesto find themselves taking care of an abandoned baby on the 'T'was the Episode Before Christmas' entry of Moonlighting (Friday at noon on Lifetime), and then the trio leads the cast and crew of the series in rousing renditions of Christmas carols.

Howard Hesseman asks the TV audience to moon their TV sets when he hosts The Best of Saturday Night Live (Friday at 10 p.m. on Nickelodeon).

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