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' C8 Wednesday, May 13. 1998 LIVING The Atlanta Joumat-Constrtut fen Television "Dharma & Greg" 8:30 p.m. ABC (6874) The hormone- driven couple seek a public place to make love, assuming everyone will be watching the final episode of "Seinfeld. Stars Jenna Elf man (right). "SNL Remembers Chris Farley" 8 p.m. NBC (87329) A prime-time repeat of the tribute to the late comic features a compilation of his wild sketches from "Saturday Night Live." if L L 22 "The Nanny" 8 p.m. CBS (4503) Miss Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) and Mr. Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) cordially invite you to their long-awaited nuptials in the season finale. "Seinfeld" 10 p.m. WATL (558145) Countdown No. 6: "The Bubble Boy." This Is one obnoxious kid. And tonight's hourlong bonus: "The Boyfriend" (10:30 p.m. 637787) with Keith Hernandez. "Chicago Hope" 10 p.m. CBS (1226) Angst abounds in this season finale as Wilkes and his son dodge gunfire on the schoolyard. 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BavidBScM ' ' ' ' ' ' 6419MW Marshal Law' S394240 ,110:35 'Breaking the Waves' (1996, DramalEmily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard. faiaVzed Scotsman asks his wife to take lovers. (R) IU 1 1 tW I WCDChannel 22 is a local broadcast station available throughout metro Atlanta, but not on cable. CHANNEL SURFER DeGeneres deservesl- - a better parting shot ; So many Ellens, so little time left First there was Ellen DeGeneres the stand-up comedian, a ramblin' gal, borderline babbling, awkwardly likable. Then Ellen Morgan, the lead character in These Friends of Mine," came along in the spring of 1994, an obvious but edgeless "Seinfeld" clone. It became "Ellen," but it didn't become any more focused, as Ellen floundered, a fish without a bicycle. Of course, there was Courageous PHIL KLOER Cover Gal Ellen, who came out of the closet (DeGeneres and Morgan, more or less simultaneously), winning - . . ! well-deserved Emmy and Peabody awards. Followed by Soapbox Ellen this season, and her evil twin, Whiny Ellen, who didn't seem to under stand that when you push a minority viewpoint week after week, a majority may not want to watch, and that's the way TV often works. And tonight, Don't-It-the-Door-Hit-Ya-on-the-Way-Out Ellen, wrapping up one of the most up-and-down sitcom rides ever for so short a run. DeGeneres and Co. knew ABC's ax was poised but hadn't officially fallen when they taped, so tonight's finale (9 p.m. on ABC 6771) isn't an official finale, and that, too, is the way television often works. It's played as a mock-documentary of Ellen's lifetime in show biz, from her early years in vaudeville to her TV show. Linda Ellerbee hosts, interviewing DeGeneres and fake fans such as Jennifer Aniston, Glenn Close and Ted Danson. The best segment is a series of "screen tests" of actresses trying out to play Ellen, with Julianna Marguiles of "ER" mistakenly believing she's at an audition for "Mr. Ed." Overall,, though, the hour is more clever than funny, and huge chunks of material are DOA. But, once again, DeGeneres surprises us, barely mentioning her coming out, then quickly dismissing it. "Twenty years from now, it's gonna be one big fat 'So what?'" she says. No, it's not. Ellen Morgan was the first gay lead in a TV show, and that mattered and will continue to matter. DeGeneres, whose autobiography was titled "My Point . . . And Do I Have One," made her point, sometimes irritatingly, sometimes hilariously. Her last bow should have been better, but it is still a bow deserved. Grade: C- SEEN AND HEARD The big picture for fall What will replace "Seinfeld?" (We who surf would bet on "Just Shoot Me.") Will any networks succeed in their rallying cry of "Get me the next 'Ally McBeal' "? We'll all find out next week when the networks announce fall schedules in a more tightly grouped configuration than usual. NBC goes first, on Monday, followed by ABC and WB on Tuesday. CBS goes Wednesday and Fox and UPN conclude Thursday. A sign of faith in Ford? As "Murphy Brown" approaches its finale Monday, reports are that CBS is considering a replacement for its old time slot next season starring co-star Faith Ford. The comedy is called "Maggie Winters," and Ford would play a divorcee who moves in with her mother (hey, they all sound like this when synopsized). CBS won't say whether "Maggie" will get the 9 p.m. Monday slot. I Vi hours on 'Minutes' Tonight's "American Masters Special" focuses on "60 Minutes," and it's an information-packed, 90-minute look behind the scenes that fans of the newsmag (and there are millions) will devour. "Don Hewitt: 90 Minutes on '60 Minutes' " (10 p.m. WGTV 39936) is less a profile of the 75-year-old newsman running TV's most prestigious news shop than it is a revealing look at the clash of egos that put together a great weekly show. Here's Mike Wallace, the reporter who strikes fear into world leaders, fighting desperately to save the lead-in to one of his stories (he loses badly to Hewitt). Here's Christiane Amanpour talking about intense competition among the popular -on-air reporters. Hewitt utters the truest line. "We ruined televir. . sion," he says. Why? "60 Minutes" showed the world how to report, news and make it profitable. "The others," he says, meaning . i v . "2020," "Dateline," "PrimeTime Live" as well as any "60 Minutes" clone CBS might want to force, "don't do it well." Grade: A- Bob Longino, TV critic A Spielberg animation WB will launch Steven '. Spielberg's animated miniseries "Invasion America" next month, mainly in "Dawson's Creep's"' time slot. (Don't fret, "Creek" -fans, it will be back in the fall.) "Invasion" starts June 8, moves to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for four weeks, then concludes July 5. It's about a half-human, half-alien teenage boy defending Earth. King re-ups for $35M "Larry King Live" joins the "Seinfeld" crush with Julia Louis-Dreyfus visiting on Friday (9 ' p.m. CNN 172738). King, meanwhile, has re-signed with CNN for roughly $7 million a year for five years. E-mail: channelsurferajc.com ' Best movies ' "Serial" (1 980) 9 a.m. Comedy , Central (595042) Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld. A man resists the ' California fads so embraced by his wife, friends and Marin County ' neighbors. ' "To Catch a Thief ( 1 955) 10:45 ' a.m. Showtime (6293752) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly. A retired cat I burglar sees fireworks with an ' American heiress on the Riviera. "Flight of the Phoenix" ( 1 965) 1:35 a.m. The Movie Channel (58538787) James Stewart, Rich-. ard Attenborough. Downed in the Sahara, a pilot and passengers build a new plant from the wreckage. ; "All My Sons" (1948) 1:05 p.m. . AMC (10465503) Edward G. Rob-i inson, Burt Lancaster. A World War J II veteran exposes his father's sale of defective aircraft parts. ' m "The Hasty Heart" ( 1 973) 3:30 , am AMC (7871066) Ronald ' Reagan, Patricia Neal. A patient and ' a nurse comfort a dying Scottish sol-! dierinWorl4WarlBurma. Talk shows "Good Morning America" 7 am. ABC (49226) Sam Waterston; vacationing in South Carolina and Georgia. "Good Day Atlanta" 7 a.m. WACA (61416) Broadcast live from Decatur Square; author Bruce Feiler; comedian Flip Orley. "Today" 7 am. NBC (23226) "Seinfeld" cast members; Halle Berry; healing. "This Morning" 7 am. CBS (34394) Back yard update; Fran Drescher; winning advertisements; Miss Universe; holding a garage sale. "Regis & Kathie Lee" 9 am. WSB (28400) Robert Urich. "Peachtree Morning" 9 am. WXA (771 10) How to deal with school bullies; Buddy, the dog from "Veronica's Closet"; Edwin Moses. "Jenny Jones" 0 am. WSB (24961) Jenny Jones Awards. "Sally Jessy Raphael" 10 a.m. WACA (77023) Exposing shocking secrets. "Geraldo Rivera" 10 a.m. WCNX (26329) Murderous jilted lovers. "Gayte King" 0.30 am. WXA I Halle Berry (20665) Vacations. "Maury Povich" am. WSB (48597) Nonverbal communication. "Rosie O'Donnell" 3 p.m. WACA (14961) Hillary Rodham Clinton; Eileen Davidson; Faith Hill. "Montel Williams" 3 p.m. WXIA (56961) Teenage murderer. "Oprah Winfrey" 4 p.m. WSB (7232) Scholarship winners. "Jerry Springer" 4 p.m. WACA (37868) Secret lives revealed. "RicW Lake" 5 p.m. WATL (386892) Parents fear violent teens. I Here are the Nielsen Media Research rankings for the week ending Sunday. Shows are ranked by number of viewers watching, in millions. Rank Program Network Viewers 1. "Seinfeld" NBC 38.78 2. "ER" NBC 33.80 3. "Friends" NBC 31.61 4. 'Veronica's Closet" NBC 27.17 5. "Touched by an Angel" CBS 19.89 6. "The X-Files" Fox 17.63 7. "Dateline NBC" (Mon.) NBC 16.80 8. "Frasier" NBC 16.66 9. "60 Minutes" CBS 16.44 10. "Witness...Mob(Part I)" NBC 16.36 11. "PrimeTime Live" ABC 15.76 12. "2020" ABC 15.02 ; 13. "Ally McBeal" Fox 14.86 14. "Just Shoot Me" (special) NBC : ; 14.64 15. "NYPDBlue" ABC 14.35 16. "Only Love (Part I)" (tie) CBS 14.32 16. "King of the Hill" (tie) Fox 14.32 18. "Law & Order" NBC 14.27 19. "The Wizard of Oz" CBS 14.06 20. "Home Improvement" ABC 13.71 2 1 . "The Drew Carey Show" ABC 1 3.64 22. "Last Don II (Part 2)" CBS 1 3.62 J 23. "50 YearsFunny Flubs" CBS 13.46 24. "Diagnosis Murder" CBS 13.43 25. "Dateline NBC" (Tues.) NBC 13.16 26. "Broken Arrow" ABC 13.14 27. "The Lion King" ABC ' 12.96' 28. "The Simpsons" Fox "T2.86; 29. "JAG" CBS -."I2.59; 30. "The Practice" ABC - 12.47, 31. "Walker, Texas Ranger" CBS - 12.46! 32. "Magic's ... Secrets 3" Fox 12.38- 33. "Homicide" NBC "'I2"24 34. "Caroline in the City" NBC 1 2. 1 7 35. "Dateline NBC" (Fri.) NBC 36. "Spin City" (special time) ABC 1 1.77 37. "Everybody ... Raymond" CBS 11.74 38. "2020" (Mon.) ABC . 11.51 39. "Promised Land" CBS 1 1.48, 40. "48 Hours" CBS ,11.35 41. "Dateline NBC" (Sun.) NBC - 1.28- 42. "Scariest Police Chases 4" Fox " j 1 .0 1 ! 43. "Suddenly Susan" NBC T 0.97; 44. "Cosby" CBS " 10.92' 45. "Dharma" (special time) ABC ; 1 0.82, 46. "Sabrina... Witch" ABC " IO80' 47. "Party of Five" Fox "'-10.74,- 48. "Spin City" ABC 10,68 49. "Two Guys..." . , ABC . :,JQil, 50. "Chicago Hopf" CBS 1 0.5 h

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