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June 14, 1998|SUSAN KING | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Summer TV doldrums are a thing of the past. Though the networks are pretty quiet over the next few months, cable and PBS are offering a plethora of new series, movies and specials. Here are highlights of what's on the tube during these lazy, hazy, crazy days and nights of summer.

Series

"Jackie Collins' Hollywood": The best-selling author hosts a new Hollywood lifestyle magazine. KCBS. Premieres Monday.

"The Real World": MTV's reality-based soap opera moves to Seattle for its seventh season. MTV. Tuesday.

"Howie Mandel": The stand-up comic and former "St. Elsewhere" star throws his hat into the daily talk show ring. KCBS. June 22.

"Bob & Margaret": Animated comedy about the ordinary lives of an eccentric London married couple. Comedy Central. June 22.

"BIOrhythm": New take on the biography genre features no words--only images and music. MTV. June 23.

"Anyplace Wild": Outdoor series returns for a second season. KCET. June 24.

"Fanatic": Fans get to interview their favorites stars. MTV. June 29.

"Inside Story": New series kicks off with a look at a New York City motorcycle gang. A&E. June 30.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday June 16, 1998 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 3 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 17 words Type of Material: Correction
Cover credit--The illustrator of the cover of Sunday's TV Times was misidentified. The cover was drawn by Reuben Munoz.

"L.A. Detectives": Profiles of sheriff's department detectives as they investigate cases. A&E. July 3.

"Evening at Pops": The Boston Pops strikes up the summer music for its 29th season. July 6. PBS.

"Oz": The prison drama returns for its second season. HBO. July 11.

"Welcome to Paradox": Anthology series exploring moral dilemmas. Sci-Fi Channel. July 13.

"Sifl & Olly": Comedy featuring sock puppets. MTV. July 13.

"Fox Summer News Magazine": This show featuring journalists from cable's Fox News Channel will present news, views and human-interest stories. Fox. July 16.

"The Net": Series based on Sandra Bullock movie stars Brooke Langton as a computer expert chased by an evil organization. USA. July 19.

"Sins of the City": Marcus Graham stars as a flawed ex-cop turned private investigator. USA. July 19.

"Oh Yeah! Cartoons!": Animated series spotlights three new cartoon characters each week. Nickelodeon. July 19.

"Pacfic Blue": The action series set on Venice Beach wheels into a fourth season. USA. July 26.

"Silk Stalkings": The longest-running dramatic series on cable returns for its eighth season. USA. July 26.

"Melrose Place": The soap returns for its seventh season. Fox. July 27.

"Mad Libs": Game show based on popular word game. Disney Channel. July.

"Maximum Bob": Beau Bridges headlines this series based on the Elmore Leonard novel. ABC. Late July or early August.

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?": Comedy improv series hosted by Drew Carey. ABC. Late July or early August.

"Lincs": Pam Grier, Steven Williams, Georg Stanford Brown and Tisha Campbell star in an ensemble comedy set in a Washington watering hole. Showtime. Aug. 1.

"Rude Awakenings": Sherilyn Fenn, Jonathan Penner and Rain Pryor star in a comedy about a former soap star whose life has hit bottom. Showtime. Aug. 1.

"You're On!": Comedy game show. Nickelodeon. Aug. 3.

"Any Day Now": Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint star in a drama about the friendship between an African American attorney and a white married homemaker. Lifetime. Aug. 18.

"Maggie Day": Ann Cusack stars in a comedy about a wife and mother who is studying to be a vet. Lifetime. Aug. 18.

"Oh Baby": Cynthia Stevenson and Joanna Gleason star in a comedy about a single career woman who decides to conceive a baby through artificial insemination. Lifetime. Aug. 18

"The Lot": Nostalgic series set on a movie lot in 1937. AMC. August.

Movies

"An Unexpected Life": Stockard Channing and Stephen Collins star in the sequel to "An Unexpected Family." USA. June 24.

"You Lucky Dog": Kirk Cameron stars in a comedy about a dog psychiatrist who winds up in the dog house. Disney Channel. June 27.

"When Trumpets Fade": World War II drama starring Ron Eldard. HBO. June 27.

"A Town Has Turned to Dust": Ron Perlman and Judy Collins star in a Rod Serling drama about mob violence and racism. Sci-Fi Channel. June 27.

"Everything That Rises": Dennis Quaid stars in and directed this drama about a Montana family struggling to hold on to land passed down through generations. TNT. July 12.

"My Own Country": Naveen Andrews and Glenne Headly star in an AIDS-themed drama. Showtime. July 12.

"Poodle Springs": James Caan portrays the famous shamus Philip Marlowe. HBO. July 25.

"Nightmare in Big Sky": Patricia Wettig Olin stars in this fact-based story about a judge terrorized by Montana "freeman." Lifetime. Aug. 3.

"Harlequin's The Waiting Game": Melodrama starring Paula Abdul. The Movie Channel. Aug. 8.

"Lolita": Adrian Lyne's controversial adaptation of the Nabokov novel. Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain star. Showtime. August.

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