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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO

Personal changes affect 'Smart Guy'; head games on 'Goosebumps'; they're blue and they're back: Smurfs

September 13, 1998|LEE HARRIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

A losing baseball team gets a big assist in Angels in the Outfield on "The Wonderful World of Disney" (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an 11-year-old foster child who prays for heavenly help for his favorite team. When his prayers are answered, the team becomes a pennant contender. For the family.

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In the season premiere of Smart Guy (WB, Sunday at 8:30 p.m.), Marcus (Jason Weaver) drops his girlfriend and Mo (Omar Gooding) decides to take over. Meanwhile, T.J. (Tahj Mowry) is fearful of showering with the big boys after he joins the regular gym class. For ages 8 and up.

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What gift do you give a kid whose room is a jungle? Thirteen-year-old Mark Rowe's room is filled with tribal masks, spears and shields. So his eccentric aunt sends him a shrunken head and invites him to visit a remote island on the season opener of Goosebumps (Fox, Monday at 4 p.m.). For ages 7 to 13.

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T.J.'s essay on "My Best Friend" causes an uproar among his pals on Recess (ABC, Saturday at 7:30 a.m.). He must try to mend the fences. For ages 8 to 12.

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The Smurfs (Cartoon Network, Saturday at 4 p.m.) are featured during the three-hour "Super Chunk" period. The blue-skinned creatures are forever outwitting the evil wizard Gargamel and his cat, Azrael. For ages 2 to 6.

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Cleopatra in Concert (Disney Channel, Saturday at 7 p.m.) features the pop group in its first television special. When these singing teenage sisters aren't creating music, they jet ski, scuba dive and play beach volleyball. For the family.

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