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Thursday, May 8, 10-11 p.m.


TV highlights for the week of May 4-10. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available (see explanation box below).

SUNDAY - 5/4

Forrest Gump (ABC, 8-11 p.m.): This pop-culture satire brought home six Oscars, including one for Tom Hanks's portrayal of a sweet, mentally impaired man who finds himself smack dab in the middle of every major event of the last 30 years. (TV-PG)

Robin Cook's 'Invasion' (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): Based on the bestseller, this sweeps-month schlock stars Luke Perry and Rebecca Gayheart (Mr. and Mrs. Dylan McKay from "Beverly Hills 90210") and some neat-o special effects. The plot, however, could use some digital enhancement: Boy and Girl get engaged. Boy gets stung by alien disguised as a rock. Boy, and a sizable chunk of the world's population, get turned into giant bugs. Girl spends rest of movie searching for an antidote. The moral of the story? Don't pick up shiny rocks. The miniseries concludes Monday. (TV-14)

Intimate Portrait (Lifetime, 10-11 p.m.): For anyone who likes celebrity interviews, this Sunday series is worth a look. Usually well-done, it offers candid discussions with its subjects. In the spotlight this week is entertainer Carol Burnett. (TV-G)

MONDAY - 5/5

Married ... With Children (Fox, 9-10 p.m.): TV will be safer for channel surfers everywhere when Fox finally pulls the plug on prime time's most dysfunctional family. The crass comedy's finale marks the last program from Fox's original season 10 years ago. (TV-14)


Rugrats (Nickelodeon, 8-8:30 p.m.): In this animated special, drawn from a toddler's point of view, Tommy Pickles, Angelica, and the twins hunt for Mother's Day presents. Chuckie finds something more precious: mementos of his mother. (TV-Y)


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