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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO

UPN gets 'Clueless'; 'Honey' shrinks to size of a KCOP kid series; KCAL unwraps 'Mummies'

September 21, 1997|LYNNE HEFFLEY | TIMES STAFF WRITER

"Flight of the Navigator" (KTLA, Sunday at 11 a.m.), the 1986 sci-fi/fantasy about a boy's unexpected spaceship adventure with a wise-cracking robot, is a "Weekend Film Festival" offering. For the family.

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He may look weird, but his heart's in the right place. Arnold and his quirky cartoon pals return for a second season of fourth-grader concerns and adventures in the animated "Hey Arnold!" (Nickelodeon, Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m.). In Monday's season opener, the gang fights to save "Mighty Pete," the oldest tree in town. For ages 6 to 12.

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An eclipse, animal spirits, a snake demon and magic gone awry are on tap in this week's episodes of the new "Mummies Alive!" animated series about (KCAL, Mondays-Thursdays at 7 a.m.). Egyptian Pharoah Ramses, a.k.a. 12-year-old Presley, and the villainous Scarab. For ages 5 to 10.

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"Clueless," the ABC series about Beverly Hills teen Cher and her "way hip" friends, can now be found on a new night and a new network (UPN, Tuesday at 8 p.m.). The comedy series' season begins with Cher and Dionne facing their first day as high school juniors. For ages 8 to 15.

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In the fourth season opener of "The Secret World of Alex Mack" (Nickelodeon, Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.), Alex, whose special talents include morphing into liquid and shooting electric bolts from her hands, is now 16, learning to drive and working part-time for an unexpected boss. For agest 8 to 15.

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"KABLAM!" (Nickelodeon, Friday at 8 p.m.), the animated sketch comedy show hosted by cartoon pals "Henry and June" and featuring such offbeat segments as "Action League Now!," "Sniz and Fondue" and "Prometheus and Bob," begins its second season. For ages 7 to 13.

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"Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," starring Melissa Joan Hart, begins its second season with a one-hour show (ABC, Friday at 8 p.m.) featuring a new but familiar face: "Roseanne's" Martin Mull has joined the cast as Sabrina's nemesis, the suspicious school vice principal, who has a yen for Aunt Hilda (Caroline Rhea). For the family.

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A divorced mom and her two offspring buy a bathroom rug and get more than they paid for--a bona fide genie, who takes up residence with the family in the series premiere of "You Wish," (ABC, Friday at 9 p.m.). For ages 6 to 13.

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Why is Strick's old friend stealing and how does he keep vanishing from police? Emilie, Cam and Ghostwriter want to know and they'll go underground to find out in "Disappearing Act," this week's episode of "The New Ghostwriter Mysteries" series (CBS, Saturday at 8 a.m.). For ages 6 to 12.

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"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show," Buena Vista Television's new weekly sci-fi comedy series based on Disney's blockbuster film, makes its debut (KCOP, Saturday at 8 p.m.). Peter Scolari stars as the bumbling inventor who involves his wife and two kids in comic misadventures ranging from time travel to alien encounters. For the family.

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