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New Detective, Animation Series; 'Opening Night' by Springsteen

July 15, 1999|SUSAN KING | TIMES STAFF WRITER

This weekend, USA kicks off its new, offbeat detective series, Nickelodeon premieres its latest animated series, and Fox Family Channel adds two new shows to its lineup.

Tony Award-winning funny man Nathan Lane salutes the legendary Danny Kaye on "Evening at Pops," tonight at 8 on KCET and KVCR.

Nickelodeon premieres its new animated series, "SpongeBob SquarePants," Saturday at 10 a.m. The half-hour comedy deals with an optimistic sea sponge living in a pineapple.

Fox Family Channel kicks off it's new modern-day Robin Hood series, "Back to Sherwood," Saturday at 2 p.m. On Sunday at 11 a.m., the cable channel adds the adventures of the video game superhero "Mega Man."

Clayton Rohner and Richard Brooks star in USA's new series "GvsE," Sunday at 8 p.m. The two play afterlife agents out to find lost souls who have made a deal with the devil.

USA's "Pacific Blue" opens its new season with a new time period, Sundays at 9 p.m. In the opener of the crime series, creator-producer Stephen J. Cannell guests as a judge.

Lifetime offers an "Intimate Portrait" of the great Josephine Baker, Sunday at 11 p.m.

Specials

Sally Kellerman narrates "Hollywood's Legendary Homes," tonight at 7 on AMC. The documentary takes a look at the former homes of Jayne Mansfield, Bing Crosby, Buster Keaton, Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.

VH1's "Bruce Springsteen: Opening Night Live," tonight at 7:30, features the first two songs from the band's opening night concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey.

The veteran group Earth, Wind & Fire is the latest to perform on A&E's interactive special "Live by Request," Saturday at 6 and 10 p.m.

"NYTV: By the People Who Made It," Saturday at 9 p.m. on KOCE, is a two-part chronicle of New York's TV history.

"Eric Clapton and Friends Crossroads Concert," Saturday at 9 p.m. on VH1, features the famous rocker performing at Madison Square Garden along with Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow and Bob Dylan.

TNT's "Moment of Impact," Sunday at 8 p.m., chronicles the stories behind Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs that changed history and our lives.

Movies

Joe Mantegna and Marcia Gay Harden star in A&E's mystery thriller "Small Vices," Sunday at 5 and 9 p.m. Adapted by Robert B. Parker from his novel, the mystery finds Boston detective Spenser trying to clear a man wrongly imprisoned for the murder of a young woman.

Harry Anderson, Swoosie Kurtz and Leslie Nielsen star in "Harvey," Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS. This latest version of Mary Chase's comedy about a lovable eccentric and his 6-foot, 8-inch invisible rabbit friend has been collecting dust on the CBS shelf for the past three years.

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