WORTH NOTING ON TV
CableACE Awards (TNT, 9-11 p.m. EST): Mary Tyler Moore hosts the cable industry's highest programming honors from the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
Bye Bye Birdie (ABC, 8-11 p.m.): Sing along with familiar songs like ''Put on a Happy Face'' as teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie (Marc Kudisch) grants a chosen girl one last kiss before joining the military. This new TV version of the Broadway musical has an all-star cast, including Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Chynna Phillips, George Wendt, and Tyne Daly. The program also features five new songs, which were written by the Broadway show's original composer and lyricist, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams.
On Jupiter (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): In anticipation of the Galileo spacecraft's entry into Jupiter's atmosphere on Dec. 7, this program gives an overview of the planet. Narrator John Hurt discusses how Galileo will study the planet's chemical makeup, magnetic environment, rings, and moons.
What's So Funny? (FOX, 9:30-10 p.m.): Nick Bakay and Julie Hayden host this new series, a digest of humorous clips from the week in entertainment, sports, and news.
The MTV Interview (MTV, 10-11 p.m.): Yasser Arafat and MTV aren't usually in the same sentence, but that's changing as MTV launches this show that interviews political figures - along with faces more familiar to MTV, such as musicians and actors. Tabitha Soren, a news reporter for MTV's award-winning ''Choose or Lose'' '92 election coverage, hosts the show, asking thoughtful questions relevant to young audiences. This first episode features Arafat, who explains how young Americans can learn from the Middle East peace process to curb violence in their own neighborhoods; rapper Tupac Shakur, recently released from prison, who encourages youths to stay out of trouble; and Sean Penn, who discusses his new film ''The Crossing Guard'' and his views on politics.
Please check local listings for these programs.