The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 11, 1997 · Page 29
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. A^product of the Sallraa Jou October 12-18, 1997 Listings for North-Central and Northwest Kansas nnel rmation SAUNA CABLE CHANNELS 09 03 18 13 06 23 08 26 10 12 40 92 43 45 75 33 37 42 89 35 44 38 48 49 77 82 34 76 47 52 78 88 31 46 74 36 80 51 56 39 57 30 53 63 41 KOOD, Bunker Hill, PBS K8NW, Wichita, NBC KAAS, SallnaWlchlta, Fox WWW, Topeka, CBS ACCESS 6, Salina WDAF, Kansas City, Fox KPTS, Wichita, PBS KMBC, Kansas City, ABC KAKE, Wichita (UHF 22), ABC KWCH, Wlchtta/Hutchlnson, CBS KSHB, Kansas City, NBC Encore! WTBS, Atlanta, Independent Clnemax Stan HBO (Home Box Office) Discovery Channel CNN (Cable News Network) UK AMC (American Movie Classics) USA Network Nickelodeon MTV (Music Television) TNN (The Nashville Network) Comedy Central Odyssey ESPN ESPN2 FAM (Family Channel) TNT (Turner Network Television) TOON (Cartoon Network) SCIFI Animal Planet Lifetime CNBC Encore Plex Home A Garden TLC (The Learning Channel) Fox Sports A&E (Arts & Entertainment) BET (Black Entertainment TV) Unlvlslon (en Espartol) Disney El Entertainment Showtime SALINA CHANNELS NOT LISTED a. STATION Prevue Weather Channel Education AcceM — Salina Government Access - Salina Headline News (CNN II) -C-Span, Home Shopping Network QVC Country Music TV VH1 Fit TVlCabla Health Club) C-Spani Court TV MSNBC I KnowTed^TV FYI -the Information Station Fox News Newsport Food Network mmtm irlca'a Jewelry Store (Spreel Request (pay-per-view) Playboy/Action NON-SAUNA CHANNELS »W*»3.VCf»t STATION " _05 KHA8, Hastlnas. Neb., NBC 07 KB8H. Hays, CBS KPNB. North Platle, Neb., PBS 11 KTWU, Topeka, PBS flt- Neb., ABC Ja Trinity, Santa Ana, Call). (UHF 15) Oily, CBS For PBS Lexington, Neb., see CB For ABC Superior, Hayes Cooler, Net, sea, W For NBC Great Bend and Oberlln, see •_• Fgr CBS Dodge City and QoodJand, seflB For ABC Colby, see 1| > The ournban) next to each channel, as wen a> fee Si \ PIUBCode numbers on the prlmallme flride. spo$ % £ log arid some daytime listings, are lof (hose with . , „ VCBrnujtdevlew for VCR taping. The nurnpers ij S above must be programmed Into (he VCR. To . " tape a program, enter the PlusCode number printed with the program listing and the program will be automatically recorded. For InlcxmaUon , ....... 21-VCH or 1-800-2684- VCR. \ ANEWjENNY Former Playboy Playmate tones down her act for NBC sitcom By JEFF WONG The Associated Press L OS ANGELES — It's definitely Jenny McCarthy on NBC's new sitcom "Jenny." The blond hair, blue eyes, etc., etc. — it's all there. But take a closer look. Isn't something missing? For one, that tongue is firmly back in her mouth after wagging at countless contestants on the MTV dating game "Singled Out," which McCarthy co-hosted for nearly four seasons. Also missing are the burping and wheezing that adorned "The Jenny McCarthy Show," her MTV sketch comedy series last spring. Ditto for the armpit sniffing, nose picking and breaking of wind. All gone, she says. End of story. Sayonara. Introducing a gentler Jenny — sort of. The 24-year-old former Playboy Playmate of the Year has toned down her act to carve a new niche for herself in the family rooms of America. She says viewers can see "the other 70 percent of me" in "Jenny," airing at 7:30 p.m. Sundays. And with a rating of TV-PG, how bad could that be? "It's the normal side, the human side, the girl that actually does get embarrassed sometimes and who likes talking to Mom every day on the phone," McCarthy said. "That's the whole side that's real, that piece I haven't let people see yet because I was too busy creating another image." The weeks surrounding her network premiere were full of anxiety and joy — the end of a long journey that began when she arrived in Los Angeles four years ago, towing a U-Haul. "The past couple of weeks I haven't been the easiest person to live with," McCarthy said. "I've been so terrified. ... You don't know what will happen, especially when you read different reviews and you know what our work hasn't been in the past. "But as we got rolling, and as I surprised myself in seeing what I can do, I said, 'Hey, maybe this is going to work for'Jenny.'" Some believe it will only work because the character Jenny plays IS Jenny, who thankfully hasn't completely forsaken the wide-eyed outrageousness that helped propel her into a prime-time network series. McCarthy plays Jenny McMillan, a grocery store clerk in Utica, N.Y., who finds out she inherited a house in California from the father she never knew. Jenny goes to Los Angeles with her best buddy Maggie (Heather Paige Kent) to settle affairs and decides to stay The Associated Press Jenny McCarthy has been given 22 episodes to turn viewers on to "Jenny," the NBC sitcom that airs at 7:30 p.m. Sundays. The new pad comes with two dense guys named Max and Cooper (Rafer Weigel and Dale Godboldo), a pair of struggling videographers who rent the guest house. Jenny, meanwhile, discovers her dad was a 1970s B-movie actor named Guy Hathaway (played by George Hamilton). He makes appearances from beyond the grave throughout the season. The show took some hits from critics in its first two weeks, though McCarthy tries to take it in stride. "I'm so used to it," she said. "It's just like a mean girl from another clique saying I'm a loser, you know? It's a part of life you just get used to ... They can say what they want." NBC, betting the show will find an audience, has committed to 22 episodes of "Jenny," nearly double the typical order for a new sitcom. While the debut episode ranked a dismal fourth in its time slot, "Jenny" is showing strength among the valued 18-to-49 crowd. "It's been so crazy that the only time 1 find tune to say my prayers is in the bathroom because it's actually the only moment that I have time alone," Mc-

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