In a week full of returning and debuting series, there's also the glamorous 33rd Country Music Awards, an annual event that finds one of the genre's stars and nominees, Vince Gill, hosting from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville for the seventh time.

CBS will carry the three-hour music-and-awards show Wednesday at 8.

Among the performers and presenters are George Strait, Alan Jackson, Jo Dee Messina, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Dixie Chicks, 'N Sync, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, The Wilkinsons, Shania Twain, Steve Wariner and Chely Wright.

Gill, who has won the Male Vocalist Award for five consecutive years, is nominated again for that honor and in four other categories as well.

McGraw leads with seven nominations, and Dixie Chicks and Strait are tied with four each. Nominees and winners for the CMA Awards are determined by the votes of CMA members, all actively involved in the country music industry.



Sunday at 9 on CBS

John Stamos stars in this romantic comedy as a young man who, on his way to the top of the corporate ladder and engaged to the woman of his dreams, suddenly has a change of heart that gives his life a new perspective. Annabeth Gish, Robert Stack, Angie Dickinson, Nell Carter and Jane Sibbett co-star.


"Long Day's Journey Into Night"

Sunday at 9 on PBS

The work that its author, Eugene O'Neill, called "a play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood" was revived at Canada's Stratford Festival in 1994. This production stars the same critically hailed actors: William Hutt and Martha Henry as James and Mary Tyrone, with Tom McCamus, Peter Donaldson and Martha Burns.


Wednesday at 8 on PBS

Hedrick Smith hosts a report on grass-roots efforts to fight crime, gang activities and ethnic violence in Portland, Ore.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Columbia, S.C.

SELENA Saturday at 8 on ABC

The 1997 biography of slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez, starring Jennifer Lopez, will include a Spanish-language audio track available on TVs with a second audio program channel. "Best I Can," a video written by her widower, Chris Perez, and performed by his band, will follow.


Tuesday: Heidi Klum, Chris Berman, Roger Clemens and James Carville on "Spin City" at 8 on ABC; Rebecca Romijn-Stamos on "Just Shoot Me" at 8 on NBC; Jan Hooks on "3rd Rock From the Sun" at 8:30 on NBC; Joel Grey on "It's Like, You Know . . ." at 8:30 on ABC.

Thursday: Tim Conway, Steve Allen, Ruth Buzzi, Norm Crosby, Julia Duffy, Dick Martin, David Leisure, Jayne Meadows and Tom Poston on "Diagnosis Murder" at 8 on CBS; Rita Wilson on "Frasier" at 9 on NBC.

Friday: Kathy Kinney on "The Hughleys" at 8 on ABC; Britney Spears on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" at 9 on ABC.


Eric Idle and Rob Estes on "Suddenly Susan" Monday at 8 on NBC; Lorri Bagley on "Veronica's Closet" Monday at 8:30 on NBC; Heather Locklear on "Spin City" Tuesday at 8 on ABC; Faith Ford on "Norm" Wednesday at 8:30 on ABC; Barbara Hershey, Carla Gugino and Lauren Holly on "Chicago Hope" Thursday at 9 on CBS; Gretchen Egolf on "Martial Law" Saturday at 9 on CBS; Jamie Luner in the title role on "Profiler" Saturday at 10 on NBC.