FRIDAY, 4/13
Movie: Shannon’s Deal A down-and-out Philadelphia lawyer (Jamey Sheridan) tries to build a practice from the ground up in the atmospheric, witty pilot, originally shown last year, for Monday’s new series. NBC (9-11 p.m.) B+

13 East Nurse mirth: The overworked staff of a busy hospital ward has its patience tested in a new comedy series. NBC (8:30-9 p.m.)
Down Home Businesswoman Kate McCrorey (Judith Ivey) trades New York power lunches for life in a quiet Texas town, in another addition to the schedule. NBC (10:30-11 p.m.)

SUNDAY, 4/15
Movie: Mary Poppins Disney’s irresistible 1964 children’s musical is highlighted by Julie Andrews’ Oscar-winning performance as the starchy, slightly supernatural governess in charge of two youngsters in turn-of-the- century London. NBC (7-10 p.m.) A
Masterpiece Theatre: The Dressmaker In Jim O’Brien’s 1988 drama (the first theatrical film shown under the MT umbrella), Joan Plowright and Billie Whitelaw play sisters in World War II Liverpool at odds over the upbringing of their teenage niece. PBS (9-11 p.m.)
The 1990 Miss Universe Pageant Miss USA 1990 (Michigan’s Carole Gist) and women from more than 60 other countries gather in L.A., where judges will decide who’s the fairest of them all. CBS (9-11 p.m.)
In Living Color I’m Gonna Git You Sucka‘s Keenen Ivory Wayans leads an ensemble cast in the first episode of his new skit-comedy series. Fox (9:30-10 p.m.)
Caroline’s Comedy Hour From New York’s South Street Seaport, a weekly survey of comedy club talent — the good, the bland, and the ugly — introduced by Carol Leifer. A&E (11 p.m.-midnight)

MONDAY, 4/16
Working Girl Sandra Bullock inherits Melanie Griffith’s role as a newly promoted office worker heading for the top in a sitcom based on the 1988 movie. NBC (8:30-9 p.m.)
China Beach The series switches nights and goes back in time for a look at McMurphy’s first day at the Beach, where she encounters a not-yet-hard-bitten K.C. (Marg Helgenberger) and a not-yet-sane Boonie (Brian Wimmer). ABC (9-10 p.m.)
Shannon’s Deal Iggy Pop, David Crosby, and series creator John Sayles make guest appearances as the drama about a Philadelphia lawyer begins a weekly run. NBC (10-11 p.m.)
Capital News Rule-breaking Redmond Dunne (William Russ) and by-the-book Anne McKenna (Helen Slater) become TV’s newest opposites-attract couple when their relationship moves outside the newsroom. ABC (10-11 p.m.)

That’s What Friends Are For An AIDS benefit concert taped at Radio City Music Hall commemorates the 15th anniversary of Arista Records with performances by Hall & Oates, Whitney Houston, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick, and others. CBS (9-11 p.m.)
thirtysomething Could the unthinkable be happening? Hope and Michael visit Arizona for her parents’ wedding anniversary, but their own marriage is on ever shakier ground. ABC (10-11 p.m.)

Wiseguy Last week’s cliff-hanger is resolved a few months early as viewers learn more about McPike’s fate. CBS(10-11 p.m.)
Spy Magazine Presents: How to Be Famous Actual celebrities Jerry Seinfeld and Victoria Jackson explain the anatomy of fame in a comedy special. Long in the works, and mysteriously unavailable to critics. NBC (10-11 p.m.)

Twin Peaks As the Palmers prepare for their daughter’s funeral, mystical investigative techniques and a bizarre dream bring Special Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) closer to identifying Laura’s murderer. ABC (9-10 p.m.)