There are all kinds of good things to watch on television tonight - so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. (After all, rerun season is just around the corner.
Here's a list of nine programs worth looking in on:1. Murphy Brown (8 p.m., Ch. 5): It's a romantic cliffhanger for Murphy in this season finale as both her activist ex-husband, Jake Lowenstein (Robin Thomas) and her schlock TV host former boyfriend, Jerry Gold (Jay Thomas) return to make her offers.
Not one but two people from CBS called last week to say that everyone should remain glued to their chairs and absolutely, positively not miss the final three minutes of tonight's episode. (It wouldn't hurt to watch the rest of the show either.) Nobody's talking about exactly what's going to happen, but we'll have to tune in this fall to find out how things are wrapped up.
2. Northern Exposure (9 p.m., Ch. 5): In another season finale, the O'Connell Curse strikes again. For those of you who don't know, four of Maggie's (Janine Turner) boyfriends have met untimely ends and it's No. 5's turn tonight as Rick (Grant Goodeve) is killed by - believe it or not - a falling satellite.
If you were Joel (Rob Morrow), would you want to be No. 6?
3. The Last Cowboys (7 p.m., Ch. 7): John Howe's hourlong documentary contrasting 19th century cowboys with their modern-day counterparts. Partially filmed in Utah, if you don't have time to watch this set your VCR.
4. 50 Years of Magic: The Best of Disney (7 p.m., Ch. 4): There are highlights here of everything from "Bambi," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Mary Poppins" to more recent Touchstone hits like "Pretty Woman." And Disney's television legacy - including "The Wonderful World of Disney" and "The Mickey Mouse Club" - is also saluted.
5. Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (8 p.m., Ch. 4): Heartfelt if ultimately unsuccessful adaptation of the late Jill Ireland's book "Life Lines." It's not a story about Ireland's (well-played by Jill Clayburgh) struggles with cancer, although that does play a part in the narrative. It's about her struggles to help her adopted son with his alcohol and drug addictions.
6. America's Missing Children (7 p.m., Ch. 5): Michael Landon hosts this hour about kidnapped children - and how to prevent abductions.
7. 20/20 (9 p.m., Ch. 4): This special edition reports on the difficulties of raising children and how to overcome the problems.
8. Eleanor and Franklin (8 p.m., Ch. 30): Jane Alexander and Edward Herrmann star in this 1976 two-parter (which concludes tomorrow at 8 p.m.) that won a rec-ord 11 Emmys.
9. University Portraits (9 p.m., Ch. 7): A profile of Utah businessman and philanthropist O.C. Tanner.