Bruce Fretts
January 14, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

Out of Darkness is only the first of three TV movies Diana Ross will make for ABC. (The other two haven’t been announced yet-maybe she could play the postsurgical Michael in The Jacksons, Part Two: An American Nightmare?) But if this project helps reinvigorate the diva’s stalled career, we wouldn’t be surprised if other fading pop stars gave TV a shot: * Family Matters’ Steve Urkel raises eyebrows when he brings home a kinky new pal-a pint-size cross-dresser with an unpronounceable name ().

* Old Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg and his poster-boy brother, Marky Mark, don sweaters to star in the miniseries The Menendez Brothers: Our Story.

* Depressed over losing Dylan, Beverly Hills, 90210’s Brenda runs off with a streetwise stranger with similarly shaved eyebrows (Vanilla Ice).

* Baring a whole lot more than her navel, Madonna takes over Barbara Eden’s title role in the TV-movie revival I Dream of Jeannie: The Next Generation.

* On Seinfeld, Kramer is crushed when his ”low-talking” girlfriend suddenly leaves him for a scruffy balladeer whose cryptic mumblings are even harder to understand (Bob Dylan).

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