Donny Osmond leads animal adventures

Viewers in search of teen stars from another era might enjoy "Donny Osmond's Animal Adventures" (8 p.m., Travel), celebrating vacation destinations where families get to "interact" with a variety of animals. When I was a kid, they called these "petting zoos." Osmond travels from Arizona's "Out of Africa" safari to a park in the Florida Everglades where families can feed the alligators. And what would an Osmond show be without a trip to Utah and its "Best Friends Animal Sanctuary"? Osmond also takes viewers to Las Vegas, where kids can enjoy a big-top show while their parents "interact" with slot machines.

  • "Boomtown" (9 p.m., NBC) moves to its new date and time. This is a bit of a risk for the network and for this solid cop drama. NBC dominated Friday nights with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," which has now moved to Tuesdays. "Boomtown" wowed critics with its overlapping first-person narrative, but failed to win a huge Sunday-night audience. In tonight's repeat episode, Hechler tries to prove himself during a hostage crisis.

Tonight's other highlights

  • Scheduled on "Dateline" (7 p.m., NBC): Tom Brokaw follows four adults as they learn to read for the first time.
  • Bernie insults Wanda's boss (Wesley Snipes) on "Bernie Mac" (7 p.m., Fox).
  • Sean Connery teams up with Jill St. John in the 1971 James Bond adventure "Diamonds are Forever" (7 p.m., UPN).
  • A rooftop fall looks like murder on a repeat "CSI" (9 p.m., CBS).
  • Scheduled on "20/20" (9 p.m., ABC): Athletes and female admirers; a Katharine Hepburn retrospective.


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