- Kids Say the Darndest Things (7 p.m., Ch. 2): In the second-season opener, the kids try to explain football.

- Dateline NBC (7 p.m., Ch. 5): A report on children who commit violent crimes.- Buddy Faro (8 p.m., Ch. 2): Quirky, funny and entertaining pilot of a new series about a private eye who returns to Hollywood after 20 years as a fish out of water.

- Sabrina the Teenage Witch (8 p.m., Ch. 4): In the third-season opener, Sabrina gets her witch's license.

- Homicide: Life on the Street (9 p.m., Ch. 5): In the seventh-season premiere, Giancarlo Esposito joins the cast as Lt. Giardello's estranged son and Michael Michelle comes aboard as a detective who's a former beauty queen.

- 20/20 (9 p.m., Ch. 4): Reports on people accused of faking hate crimes to collect insurance proceeds and on the rising incidence of violence in youth sports.

The correct time

- The new Olsen twins series Two of a Kind debuts tonight at 7 p.m. on Ch. 4. (An incorrect time was printed on Wednesday's TV page.)