Tuesday, February 17, 2004
The Fab Five return with nine new episodes beginning with tonight's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" (9 p.m., Bravo). This new season of the most talked-about makeover series of all time will feature a new motley crew of style-challenged heterosexuals, including Olympic figure skater John Zimmerman (March 9).
Other upcoming fashion-free fellas: Ralph, a radio-show host and DJ in dire need of an updated look; Kevin, a stand-up comic with obsessive-compulsive disorder who still manages to be a slob; and Mark, who thinks maybe it's time to depart with his 10-year-old mullet, muttonchops and handlebar mustache.
Who knew "That Girl" could be so judicial? Marlo Thomas appears on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9 p.m., NBC) in the first of five episodes as a former judge-turned-consultant. Dixie Carter ("Designing Women") also guest stars as attorney Denise Brockmorton.
No puppeteers better captured the psychedelic excesses of the early 1970s than Sid and Marty Krofft. TVLand offers a four-hour marathon of Krofft creations, including "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" (7 p.m.), "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" (7:30 p.m.), "Lidsville" (8 p.m.), "The Bugaloos" (8:30 p.m.), "H.R. Puffnstuf" (9 p.m.) and more. This is not for the weak of stomach.
The Day-Glo shebang concludes with "The World of Sid & Marty Krofft, Live at the Hollywood Bowl" (10 p.m.) featuring musical performances by Johnny Whitaker, Jack Wild and the kids from "The Brady Bunch." It must look like a lunchbox come to life.
Tonight's other highlights
- Eight more contestants compete on "American Idol" (7 p.m., Fox).
- Rory feels overwhelmed by her course load and Lorelai asks for Luke's advice on "Gilmore Girls" (7 p.m., WB).
- Jack's nasty habit comes to light on "24" (8 p.m., Fox).
- Swollen lips reduce one woman's confidence on "America's Next Top Model" (8 p.m., UPN).
- "Innovation" (8 p.m., PBS) looks at high-tech prostheses and other biomedical devices.
- Evidence of incest on "Judging Amy" (9 p.m., CBS).
- A possible bias crime on "NYPD Blue" (9 p.m., ABC).
- "Until the Violence Stops" (9 p.m., Lifetime) chronicles efforts in five different communities to stop violence against women.
Kelly Ripa and Lindsay Lohan appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno welcomes JC Chasez and the hosts of "The View" on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).
Meg Ryan and the Fab Five are booked on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (11:35 p.m., NBC) ... Dennis Rodman and Diane Schuur appear on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (11:37 p.m., CBS).