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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO

Lampooning golf punks; Disney spins out a new 'Charlotte's Web; Woo is back; 'One World' for all

September 06, 1998|LEE HARRIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

A sub-atomic brain accelerator is used to turn Ernest, Chippewa Falls High School's custodian, into a temporary genius on Ernest Goes to School (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). School will be changed forever. For the family.

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Tom Arnold is a down-on-his-luck ex-golf pro who is hired to teach the sport to a group of misfit kids in National Lampoon's Golf Punks (Fox Family Channel, Sunday at 8 p.m.). Teaching these unruly, uncoordinated kids is made even more difficult because he's being harassed by two thugs who have been sent to collect a betting debt. For the family.

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Shelby Woo is still trying to solve mysteries at her after-school job as an intern at the local police department while keeping up with her homework and chores. On the season premiere of The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (Nickelodeon, Sunday at 8 p.m.), she has to clear her name when she is accused of stealing. For ages 6 to 12.

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Set in the time when mankind lived in fear of meddling gods, monsters and warlords, Young Hercules (Fox, Saturday at 8:30 a.m.) presents the hero as a headstrong teenager trying to find his way in the world. In the series' opening, Hercules is undergoing training at the academy and must fight off schemes by his enemies to destroy him. For ages 6 to 12.

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Six racially diverse teenagers are living together with their adoptive parents in One World (NBC, Saturday at 9 a.m.). In the series debut, the Blake family prepares for the arrival of the newest member, Jane (Arroyn Lloyd), a rebellious teen who has spent her life in foster homes. For ages 13-16.

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Based on E.B. White's classic children's book, Charlotte's Web (Disney Channel, Saturday at 7 p.m.) finds the benevolent spider trying to save Wilbur, the pig, from the typical pig's fate. For ages 4-8.

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