A Product ofifHE-SAUNA JOURNAL* * * *-. > -... * Sept. 29-Oct. 5,1996 LISTINGS FOR NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST KANSAS The Associated Press Carey Lowell (left) joins Sam Waterston as assistant district attorneys on the NBC drama "Law & Order," which airs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Lowell new face on ever-changing Taw & Order' cast 35-year-old actress portrays attorney in crime-drama series By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK — Football. Leaves turning. Someone new in the "Law & Order" cast. All sure signs of fall. Carey Lowell should be grateful for such autumn signposts, at least that last one: She is the most recent in the "Law & Order" of succession. "Law & Order," of course, is the splendid cops-and-lawyers drama that launched its seventh season last week, and — with the passing of "Murder, She Wrote" — won bragging rights as prime time's longest- running drama, all the more so after NBC recently renewed the show through 1997-98. Meanwhile, part of "Law & Order's" fall tradition is a corresponding springtime custom: the departure of a cast member. Last spring, it was Jill Hennessy who left the show — which meant the demise of her character, Assistant District Attorney Claire Kincaid, after a car crash in the season finale. Now Jamie Ross, played by Lowell, has become the new partner for Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston). The series' six- member ensemble thus has its 14th inductee. Jamie had been a criminal defense lawyer, Lowell explains at the show's Manhattan studio, "but she became very disillusioned representing scumbags and getting them off, and getting rich doing it." She also became disillusioned with her marriage. Now a single mother working the other side of the courtroom, this seasoned, tough-as-nails attorney isn't subject to "that mentor-protege thing that Sam's and Jill's characters had," Lowell says. "Sam and I are more on equal footing. We have a bit of a contentious relationship, along with mutual respect." Fine. But of no less importance to the "Law & Order" faithful is what measure of attraction might crackle between them. The series' gritty stories don't leave much time for romance, but during three seasons working together, McCoy and Kincaid clearly had shared more than a counsel table. Moreover, it should not go unnoted that Lowell, like her predecessor, happens to be lovely. Well, then: Will history repeat itself with McCoy and Ross? "Right now, they're barely on speaking terms," the 35-year- old Lowell says approvingly. "But we'll see how it plays out. "It's a great character, a great show, and I couldn't ask for a better situation," says the actress, herself a single mother set on raising her daughter in Manhattan. "It's the perfect thing to do." A> * ' •< Chiefs vo. Chargers 3 p.m. Sunday, NBC Unbeaten Kansas City (4-0) visits San Diego (3-1) In a clash between AFC West rivals. Once a Thief 7 p.m. Sunday, Fox Former lovers are reunited by a covert crime-fighting agency. Their mission: bring down an underworld Hong Kong family. The Bachelor's Baby 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS Scott Bakula portays a bachelor who teams the joys of fatherhood. This week's highlights A Loss of Innocence 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC Jennie Garth portrays a woman who Is drawn into an affair with her husband's brother. Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? 8 p.m. Monday, NBC Tori Spelling portrays a coed who falls in love with her obsessively possessive new boyfriend (Ivan Sergei) — a mystery man with a dark, deadly secret. Baseball Playoffs Coverage of baseball's postseason is as follows: • Tuesday: Noon and 3 p.m. (ESPN); 7 p.m. (NBC). • Wednesday: 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ESPN); 7 p.m. (Fox). • Thursday: 3 p.m. (ESPN); 7 p.m. (Fox). » Friday: 3 p.m. (ESPN); 7 p.m. (NBC). • Saturday: Noon and 10 p.m. (ESPN); 3 P-m. (Fox); 6:30 p.m. (NBC). The People Next Door 8 p.m. Tuesday, CBS Nicollette Sheridan portrays a struggling single mother who discovers too late her neighbors have a sinister agenda. Country Music Award* 7 p.m. Wednesday, CBS Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and Dolly Parton are among the performers at the 30th annual Country Music Association Awards In Nashville, Tenn. The War of the Roses 7 p.m. Friday, WON Danny DeVito portrays an attorney who recalls a once-happy couple's bitter divorce. Kansas Football 11:30 a.m. Saturday, WIBW, WDAF The Jayhawks open Big 12 Conference play when they visit the Oklahoma Sooners. Kansas State Football 2:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC The Wildcats face two-time defending national champion Nebraska at KSU Stadium.
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