Wednesday, July 23, 2003
What's so funny about watching incompetent police officers? From the time of the "Keystone Kops" to the antics of the "Police Academy" movies and Leslie Nielsen's "Police Squad," audiences have howled at the sight of the long arm of the law unable to get out of its own way. The new ensemble comedy series "Reno 911!" (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central) joins this proud tradition of law enforcement run amok.
- "The FBI" on "National Geographic" (7 p.m., PBS) offers a far more serious approach to criminal justice. Narrated by Dennis Haysbert ("24"), this documentary presents a day-in-the-life view of agency director Robert S. Mueller.
Tonight's other highlights
- Scheduled on "60 Minutes II" (7 p.m., CBS): legalized suicide; the talent behind television's most popular jingles.
- A winner is crowned on the season finale of "Fame" (7 p.m., NBC).
- Kady's teacher (Serena Williams, in her acting debut) questions Janet's methods on "My Wife and Kids" (7 p.m., ABC).
- A winner hangs 10 on the season finale of "Boarding House: North Shore" (7 p.m., WB).
- "Biography" (7 p.m., A&E;) profiles Will Smith.
- Beyonce Knowles and Queens of the Stone Age perform on "Pepsi Smash" (8 p.m., WB).
- "Favorite Stars: Then & Now" (9 p.m., ABC) profiles past favorites, including actors from "Growing Pains, "Revenge of the Nerds," "Little House on the Prairie," "Moonlighting," and "Weird Science."