Forget reruns: Several new shows hit the airwaves this week, from NBC's "Come to Papa" to the WB's "Summerland." Cable also has fresh offerings, with Discovery's supersized "Big" and A&E's inside look at homicide investigations on "The First 48." Sports fans won't want to miss seeing whether Smarty Jones can grab the Triple Crown by winning the
Belmont Stakes. And D-Day is remembered in "Ike," a film starring Tom Selleck as Dwight D. Eisenhower.
line of fire
Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC
This 2004 TV movie features a fictitious view of organized crime and the FBI.
David Paymer plays Jonah Malloy, head of the Malloy Crime Syndicate in Richmond, where the FBI also has a branch. Running the FBI is Special-Agent-in-Charge Lisa Cohen, played by Leslie Hope.
The leaders of these two organizations, one dedicated to crime and the other dedicated to fighting it, are fully aware of each other but neither makes a move to destroy the other's powerful base of operations.
Leslie Bibb, Michael Irby and Julie Ann Emery also star.
The one that got away
Monday at 9 p.m. on NBC
It's a reality-romance show that offers lovers a second chance.
For one of seven exes of a man described as North Carolina's "most eligible bachelor," victory is close at hand.
Skipper Kress hosts seven women from his past at a South Carolina house, where he will discover which one will rekindle romantic flames.
Miss Universe Pageant
Tuesday at 9 p.m. on NBC
Gloria Estefan will sing two songs, Daisy Fuentes and Billy Bush will host . . . and Miss Universe 2003, Amelia Vega, will surrender her tiara in this live special from Quito, Ecuador.
Peter Jennings reporting: LAPD
Tuesday at 10 p.m. on ABC
This special follows the police units that patrol southeast Los Angeles, a violent neighborhood with at least 65 gangs.
The production team spent much of a year on patrol with the cops, whose department has its own troubled history that includes the Rodney King and O.J. Simpson scandals and a community-wide distrust of the police.
Jennings himself made a half-dozen trips to Los Angeles and conducted a series of interviews with police chief William Bratton, who took over the department in 2002.
summer music mania 2004
Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Fox
Pop star Jessica Simpson will host and perform in this two-hour music event.
Among the chart-toppers scheduled to appear are Ludacris, Black Eyed Peas, Rooney, 3 Doors Down and J-Kwon.
Tuesday at 8 p.m. on the WB
Aaron Spelling is one of the executive producers of this new family drama.
Lori Loughlin stars as Ava Gregory, an ambitious fashion designer who enjoys her career, her friends and a fabulous beach house.
But her idyllic lifestyle shifts when her sister and brother-in-law are killed in a car accident. Ava becomes caretaker for their three children, who must swap rural Kansas for the California coast.
The cast also includes Jesse McCartney, Kay Panabaker and Nick Benson.
The show moves to its regular time slot on Tuesday, June 8, at 9 p.m.
press one for english
Thursday at 8 p.m. on WETA
Taped on June 1, this town-hall meeting explores the changing face of the Washington region. With more than 100 countries represented among the area's residents, the region is home to both great diversity and great challenge.
Among host Frank Sesno's guests is Ted Leonsis, vice-chairman of AOL, owner of the Washington Capitals and a first-generation Greek immigrant.
come to papa
Thursday at 8:32 p.m. on NBC
Stand-up comic Tom Papa is the star, writer, producer and co-creator of this new sitcom.
He plays a newspaper writer named Tom, who lives in New Jersey. Tom longs to move out of the Garden State and become a comedy writer. But hey, who doesn't?
However, the antics of his family, friends and co-workers tend to keep him tethered.
The cast includes Jennifer Aspen, Robert Patrick Benedict and former NBA star John Salley.
The belmont stakes
Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on NBC
History is just a mile and a half away for this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Smarty Jones.
If the colt wins this third leg of the fabled Triple Crown, he will become only the 12th horse in history to win all three races, and the first since 1978.