What to watch for the week of May 11, 1990 | EW.com


What to watch for the week of May 11, 1990

What to watch for the week of May 11, 1990 -- A day-to-day guide to notable programs

FRIDAY, 5/11

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
How do you tell an ex-boyfriend he may or may not be the father of your child? Very carefully, decides Molly, who has a lot to discuss with Moss tonight. LIF (10-10:30 p.m.)

Pile ‘em in the asylum: Prime-time’s longest-running entertainment series wraps up its 13th season with J.R. pursuing Jessica in a mental institution, and Cally and James making sure he stays there. CBS (10-11 p.m.)


Comic Relief ‘90
Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Whoopi Goldberg are the hosts of HBO’s fund-raising joke-athon to benefit the homeless. HBO (8 p.m.-midnight)

In Living Color
Keenen Ivory Wayans’ sharp-witted showcase for new comic talent has offered skilled, fierce parody in its first few weeks, and there’s no telling who the next target will be. Fox (9-9:30 p.m.)

The Famous Teddy Z
After a long hiatus, the fast-talking Teddy Zakolakis (Jon Cryer) and the fatuous Al Floss (Alex Rocco) return to the schedule with new episodes, at least for a while. CBS (9-9:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY, 5/13

Do It Yourself TV
Funny home videos submitted by ordinary Americans (yes, it does sound strangely familiar) are the basis for an hour-long pilot with blooper king Dick Clark and comedian Darryl Sivad. NBC (7-8 p.m.)

America’s Funniest…Part II
Not a second episode of Home Videos, but another attempt at a breakaway hit by the same producer: Jokes, impressions, and one-liners by ordinary people fill a half-hour pilot whose original title was Everything Else Funny About America. ABC (8:30-9 p.m.)

Movie: Platoon
Oliver Stone’s first cinematic venture into Vietnam was this overwhelming, explosive portrait of a young volunteer (Charlie Sheen) whose illusions about the war are blown away by soldiers Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger. Winner of four 1986 Oscars, including Best Picture. ABC (9-11:30 p.m.) A-

Miniseries: People Like Us
(See review.)

Movie: Shattered Dreams
(See review.)

National Geographic Live: Sunken Warships
Undersea cameras and robotic equipment plumb the depths of Lake Ontario to explore the battleships Hamilton and Scourge, which sank in a storm during the War of 1812. TBS (9-11 p.m.)

MONDAY, 5/14

Rock the House
NBC raps: Musical performances by Kid ‘N Play and Young M.C., and dances by Prince choreographer Otis Sallid highlight a series pilot. NBC (8-8:30 p.m.)

The series ends a week from tonight, but Michael and Stephanie may not last that long; when her dashing ex-boyfriend Scooter Drake arrives at the inn, she starts talking divorce. CBS (8:30-9 p.m.)

Murphy Brown
In a two-part episode that concludes next week, a media-blitzed Washington wedding is in the offing for Corky (Faith Ford) after a whirlwind romance with a high school friend, but before walking down the aisle, she decides to take a walk on the wild side with Eldin. CBS (9-9:30 p.m.)