Check out these sweeps week castings -- ''7th Heaven'' has Ed Begley and Ed McMahon visits ''Suddenly Susan''

By Suna Chang
Updated February 12, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Further evidence that it’s February sweeps: Dr. Ross hangs up his scrubs; Mulder and Scully get a clue; and we’re all going back to The ’60s. What to watch? The series climaxes, the big-budget miniseries, and Fox’s Busted on the Job sequel, Busted Everywhere, of course. But in between, don’t miss these, um, inspired examples of stunt casting:

7th Heaven (WB) Ed Begley Jr. returns to TV as Dr. Hastings to deliver Annie’s (Catherine Hicks) twins.

Suddenly Susan (NBC) American Family Publishers’ Ed McMahon stars as himself in a two-parter about — what else — a sweepstakes.

Touched by an Angel (CBS) Olympic champ Tara Lipinski will play — stretch! — an Olympic hopeful helping a con artist’s daughter.

Nash Bridges (CBS) ”Stone Cold” Steve Austin wrestles his way into a story by Hunter S. Thompson.