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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : Buffy's got boy troubles on WB; 'Social Studies' has a cool teacher on UPN; more baby talk on Family

March 16, 1997|LEE HARRIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

While Buffy is being romanced by a hot date, the Master is planning to do away with her in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode called "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" (WB, Monday at 9 p.m.). For ages 10 and up.

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The madcap adventures of the Pink Panther come to the Cartoon Network (weekdays at 11 a.m.). The half-hours also will include the popular shorts "Ant and the Aardvark" and "The Inspector." In one of the first shows, "Pink Elephant," a pachyderm follows the kindhearted panther home. After the zoo closes, Pink really has got a problem: finding a place to hide his new friend. For ages 2 to 7.

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Teenagers struggle to grow up at a racially and financially diverse co-ed boarding school as teachers try to give them wisdom and provide friendship in Social Studies, a sitcom premiering this week (UPN, Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.). Julia Duffy is Frances Harmon, the rigid administrator, and Bonnie McFarlane is Katherine (Kit) Weaver, the working-class teacher who is the sometimes surrogate parent. For ages 12 to 15.

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Actress and mother Heidi Bohay hosts new episodes of The American Baby Show (Family Channel, Saturdays at 7 a.m.). Featuring talks with families and child-care experts about the joys and problems of parenthood. This week: "When to Call the Doctor" and "Can You Love Your Second Child as Much as the First?" For the family.

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