Joe Friday brings new initials to Saturdays

Saturday, October 4, 2003

According to my scientific survey, cop show fans love series with initials in the title. Hence the popularity of "CSI," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Navy: NCIS." The folks at ABC are no fools, so PDQ, the old reliable "Dragnet" becomes "L.A. Dragnet" (9 p.m. today, ABC) and returns for its second season tonight.

You have to wonder how well this gritty police drama will work with "The Wonderful World of Disney" as its lead-in. It's a rough transition from scenes of Lilo and Stitch hula dancing to Elvis music to watching Joe Friday stare at bloody cadavers dumped in a ditch.

Eastwood will also be the subject of a two-hour profile on "Biography" (7 p.m. Sunday, A&E). The star will also discuss his career with host James Lipton on "Inside the Actors Studio" (7 p.m. Sunday, Bravo).

Tonight's other highlights

Sunday's other highlights