* The Braves vs. Mets in Game 1 of the National League Championship series on WRC.

* The series premiere of "The Strip" on WDCA.

* Capitals hockey on HTS.

* And William Macy guest stars on "Sports Night" on WJLA.


NHL Hockey. Philadelphia at Washington (HTS, 7:30).

Major League Baseball (CC). National League Championship Series, Game 1: New York Mets at Atlanta (Channel 4 at 8).

Series Premiere

The Strip chronicles the adventures of two former Las Vegas cops (Sean Patrick Flanery and Guy Torry) who sign on as the undercover security team for a casino tycoon (Joe Viterelli) (Channel 20 at 9).

Public Broadcasting

Nova: Time Travel (CC). Experts ponder the hypothetical basis of time travel (Channel 26 at 9).

Frontline: Mafia Power Play (CC) reports on the influence of Russian organized crime on the National Hockey League (Channel 26 at 10).


60 Minutes II (CC) interviews Kay Redfield Jamison on her book "Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide" (Channel 9 at 9).


Ally (CC) is arrested for shoplifting potato chips (Channel 5 at 8).

JAG (CC). Corbin Bernsen of "L.A. Law" fame guest stars as a judge in a case where Harm must defend the son of the secretary of the Navy (Channel 9 at 8).

It's Like, You Know . . . (CC). Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, appearing as himself, quotes from Arthur's new book (Channel 7, 8:30).

Party of Five (CC). Charlie and Kirsten's honeymoon activities are put on hold due to sunburns and food poisoning (Channel 5 at 9).

Angel (CC) confronts a serial killer haunting a hip Los Angeles singles joint (Channel 50 at 9).

Sports Night (CC). A ratings expert (William Macy, the real-life husband of cast member Felicity Huffman) is brought in to improve the show's numbers (Channel 7, 9:30).