Cybill Shepherd stars as Karen Parson, a dedicated nurse, in TNT's "Which Way Home" premiering Monday at 8 p.m.
"Which Way Home" is the story of a volunteer nurse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, who gets caught up in the region's politics and the plight of the people. When a bomb kills two of her friends, she decides to rescue their children and flee the country. The group attempts to escape from the turmoil by sea, but their boat is attacked by pirates. Even when an Australian charter boat captain (John Waters) rescues them, they find no country wants them. But in the movie, unlike real life, all ends well: The captain falls for the nurse and takes them all to Australia.
Shepherd said: "As we all know, the world over, refugee camps are dead ends. And that was one of the reasons I wanted to do the part. I wanted to call attention to the plight of the world's refugees -- and particularly the children."
The movie encores at 11 p.m., Tuesday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at noon, Saturday at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m.
Wednesday on C-SPAN at 9 p.m. Dave Barry, syndicated humorist, will serve as the master of ceremonies at the 47th Annual Washington Press Foundation "Congressional Dinner."
Friday on Showtime at 10 p.m. "Monica Piper: No, Monica ... Just You," a half-hour comedy special featuring Piper's views of the single life. The show was taped at the Concord Hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains. Additional playdates: Feb. 6, 9, 17, and 22.
Coming on TNT Larry King will host an entertainment magazine show, "The Larry King Special ... Inside Hollywood," which begins production this week for airing April 1. TNT notes that in contrast to King's CNN show and his Mutual radio interviews, this special "will allow King to venture out of the studio and into casual and more intimate settings ... to learn more about careers, personal interests and thoughts about the entertainment industry." Guests will be announced later.