* Today and tomorrow, major league baseball playoffs continue on WRC and WTTG.

* Tonight, Virginia Tech football on ESPN.

* Britney Spears and Joey McIntyre in concert on the Disney Channel.

* "The Amanda Show" and "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd" debut on Nickelodeon.

* And the movie "Excellent Cadavers" on HBO.

* Tomorrow night, the Redskins vs. Cardinals on ESPN and WJLA.

* "Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm" on HBO.

* "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story" on WRC.

* "Silk Hope" on WUSA.

* "The Timeshifters" on TBS.

* And Part 2 of "Millennium" on CNN.

SATURDAY

Sports

College Football. Ohio State at Penn State (Channel 7 at noon); Georgia Tech at Duke (Channel 9 at noon); USC at Notre Dame (Channel 4, 2:30); Virginia at N.C. State (Channel 7, 3:30); Alabama at Mississippi (Channel 9, 3:30); Syracuse at Virginia Tech (ESPN at 6).

Major League Baseball (CC). American League Championship Series, Game 3: New York Yankees at Boston (Channel 5 at 4); National League , Game 4: Atlanta at New York Mets (Channel 4, 7:30).

NHL Hockey. San Jose at Washington (HTS at 7).

Major League Soccer. Eastern Conference Semifinals: Miami at D.C. United (NewsChannel 8, 7:30)

Teen Shows

It's Academic. Gar-Field, Robert E. Lee and Eleanor Roosevelt high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) discusses legislation that would require starting the school day later; plus, the group debates whether women are socially disadvantaged. (Channel 26, noon; repeats tomorrow on Channel 32, 5:30 p.m.).

Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields (CC). Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) talks about campaign finance reform (CNN, 5:30 p.m.).

Reliable Sources. Topics include media coverage of celebrity candidates (CNN, 6:30 p.m.; repeated tomorrow, 11:30 a.m).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics include Vice President Gore's decision to attack Bill Bradley on party loyalty (Channel 9 at 7 p.m.).

The Capital Gang (CC). Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the guest; topics include Vice President Gore's AFL-CIO endorsement (CNN at 7 p.m.).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey. Joining the discussion this week is former Massachusetts governor William Weld, author of "Big Ugly" (Channel 32, 7:30 p.m.; repeats tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.).

The Beltway Boys interview Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) (FNC at 9 p.m.).

Cable Series Premieres

Bare Witness. Examines big moments in music by talking to people who were there; today, an interview with those involved with Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" appearance (MTV at 4 p.m.).

Love Chronicles. This documentary series explores the rituals and traditions of love; the first episode looks at why people are attracted to each other (A&E at 7 p.m.).

The Amanda Show. Thirteen-year-old Amanda Bynes of "All That" fame stars in her own sketch comedy show for kids (Nickelodeon, 8:30 p.m.).

100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd follows a bully who is turned into a feisty, talking dog (Nickelodeon at 9 p.m.).

Cable Special

Britney Spears and Joey McIntyre in Concert. The two singing sensations perform at Walt Disney World for their legions of pre-pubescent fans. One hour (Disney Channel, 7:30 p.m.).

Prime-Time Movies

Apollo 13 (1995) (CC) (R). On their way to the moon, Apollo commander Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) is forced to tell Houston that they have a problem. Three hours (Channel 7 at 8).

Excellent Cadavers (CC). Chazz Palminteri portrays Giovanni Falcone, a Sicilian magistrate who went after the Mafia in the '80s. Two hours (HBO at 8).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (CC). With Heather Graham and musical guest Marc Anthony (Channel 4, 11:30).

SUNDAY

Sports

NFL Football (CC). St. Louis at Atlanta (Channel 5 at 1 p.m.); Miami at New England (Channel 9 at 1); Green Bay at Denver (Channel 5 at 4); Washington at Arizona (ESPN and Channel 7, 8:15; Channel 7's coverage preempts ABC's Sunday night schedule).

Major League Baseball. National League Championship Series, Game 5: Atlanta at New York Mets, if necessary (Channel 4 at 4); American League Championship Series, Game 4: New York Yankees at Boston (Channel 5, 7:30).

Magazines

Sunday Today begins a new series on foods of the century (Channel 4 at 8 a.m.).

Sunday Morning (CC) reports on the trials of air travel and a women's professional football team (Channel 9 at 9).

Public AffairsFox News Sunday (CC). White House economic adviser Gene Sperling and Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) debate the budget, plus Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, who is also Democratic National Committee chairman, talks party politics (Channel 5 at 9 a.m.).

Meet the Press (CC). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) talks about his presidential bid, plus Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) discuss Capitol Hill gridlock (Channel 4, 10:30 a.m.).

Face the Nation (CC). Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Assistant Majority Leader Don Nickles (R-Okla.) discuss the divided Congress (Channel 9, 10:30 a.m.).

Lead Story. Author Nicholas Lemann talks about the fairness and merit of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (BET, 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.).

This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts (CC). White House Chief of Staff John Podesta and Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) discuss the defeated nuclear test ban treaty, plus an interview with tobacco whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand (Channel 7, 11:30 a.m.).

The McLaughlin Group. The topic is politics and the test ban treaty (Channel 4, 11:30 a.m.).

John McLaughlin's One on One interviews former defense secretary James Schlesinger (Channel 4 at noon; repeats at 9 p.m. on NewsChannel 8).

Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Sens. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) discuss the test ban treaty; House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.) talks about the budget (CNN at noon).

Book TV. A live fall book preview; guests include Library Journal book review editor Barbara Hoffert (C-SPAN2 at noon).

Capital Sunday With Kathleen Matthews and Derek McGinty. Former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger and former CIA director James Woolsey react to the Senate's rejection of the nuclear test ban treaty (Channel 7, 12:30 p.m.).

Both Sides With Jesse Jackson. Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) talks about the GOP agenda (CNN, 5:30 p.m.).

Road to the White House follows Bill Bradley campaigning in Iowa (C-SPAN, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.).

Booknotes. With Witold Rybczynski on his book "A Clearing in the Distance" (C-SPAN at 8 and 11 p.m.).

CNN & Time explores the threat of .50-caliber rifles (CNN at 9 p.m.).

Public Broadcasting

Masterpiece Theatre: Aristocrats (CC). In Part 2, Sarah catches the eye of the Prince of Wales (Channel 26 at 9).

Prime-Time Movies

In a Class of His Own (1999) (CC). Lou Diamond Phillips stars as a school custodian who will lose his job if he does not pass the high school equivalency exam. 95 minutes (Showtime at 8).

The Timeshifters (1999) (CC). Martin Sheen is the head of Thrill Seekers, an organization from the future that sends people back through time to witness history's biggest disasters. Two hours (TBS at 8).

Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999) (CC) (Channel 4 at 9) is previewed by Richard Harrington on this page.

Silk Hope (1999) (CC). A careless woman with a bad reputation (Farrah Fawcett) turns over a new leaf when she tries to save the family farm after her mother dies. Two hours (Channel 9 at 9).

Cable Special

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (CC) (HBO at 10) is previewed by Tom Shales on Page C1.

Cable Series

The E! True Hollywood Story: Bo Derek profiles the actress from her California beach days to her legendary role in "10" (E! at 9 p.m.).

Millennium. Part 2 concentrates on the 12th century and includes a segment on Gothic architecture in France (CNN at 10 p.m.).

Newsmagazines

Dateline (CC) reports on technology that makes it possible for rescuers to locate car crash victims immediately (Channel 4 at 7).

60 Minutes (CC) reports on senior citizens going to Canada or Mexico to buy prescription drugs at a fraction of the U.S. price (Channel 9 at 7).

Series

Third Watch (CC). Bosco questions Yokas's methods in tracking down a gangster responsible for the death of a child (Channel 4 at 8).

Touched by an Angel (CC). Andrew is devastated when he fails to help a family through a crisis (Channel 9 at 8).