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'Evening at Pops' ' 30th Season; 'Monty Python' Arrives on A&E

July 08, 1999|SUSAN KING | TIMES STAFF WRITER

This weekend, PBS' "Evening at Pops" returns with five new episodes, A&E begins repeats of a legendary British comedy series and WB kicks off a new comedy series.

PBS' "Evening at Pops" begins its 30th season tonight at 8 on KCET-TV with "Swingin' at the Pops," featuring singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Calloway, the Jivin' Lindy Hoppers and Five O'Clock Shadow (an all-male a cappella group).

MTV kicks off new episodes of its unpredictable "The Tom Green Show" tonight at 10:30.

The classic, wicked and enormously funny British comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus" arrives on A&E on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Jennifer Jason Leigh visits Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio," Sunday at 5 and 9 p.m.

Huell Howser chronicles the history of Santa Monica's Muscle Beach on "California's Gold," Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on KCET-TV.

Harry Hamlin and Jennifer Grant star in the new WB comedy series "Movie Stars" on Sunday at 9 p.m. Hamlin and Grant play married superstars who are trying to raise their family of three in Malibu. The series will also air Mondays at 9 p.m.

Specials

Bravo presents the giddy Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, "HMS Pinafore," tonight at 5 and 8 p.m.

Stuart Scott and Rich Eisen flash back to '70s sports events on ESPN's "SportsCenter of the Decade" on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Jeff Blake, Chris Chandler, Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair, Jake Plummer and Vinny Testaverde participate in the "NFL Quarterback Challenge," Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on KCBS.

David Sheehan hosts "Summer Movie Magic," Saturday at 7 p.m. on KCBS, which features interviews with such stars as John Travolta and Will Smith.

The Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie and the Blowfish and Wyclef Jean are scheduled to perform on "Race to Erase MS," Saturday at 10 p.m. on VH1. The benefit raises funds to fight multiple sclerosis.

"Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker," Saturday at 11:15 p.m. on HBO, features the comic performing an hour at Harlem's Apollo Theatre.

Columnist Stephen Manes and Susan Gregory Thomas review computer hardware, software and the Internet on "Digital Dip" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on KCET-TV.

Stacy Keach narrates PBS' "Savage Seas," Sunday at 8 p.m. on KCET and KVCR-TV, a two-night four-hour documentary offering a new perspective on the world's oceans by utilizing first-person accounts and undersea footage. The documentary concludes Monday at 8 p.m.

Lifetime offers an "Intimate Portrait" of actress Marsha Mason on Sunday at 11 p.m.

Sports

ABC offers live coverage of the Women's World Cup final from the Rose Bowl on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Movies

Sean Astin and Joe Mantegna star in the romantic comedy "Boy Meets Girl," Saturday at 8 p.m. on Starz!

Armand Assante and Donald Sutherland star in TNT's historical drama "The Hunley," Sunday at 8 p.m. The Civil War drama deals with how the South invented the submarine.

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