- Promised Land (7 p.m., Ch. 2): In the third-season opener - which is actually the conclusion of a two-part story that began on Sunday's "Touched by an Angel" - the widow of the man Joe Greene killed in an auto accident takes Nathaniel hostage.

- National League playoffs (6 p.m., Ch. 13): Cubs at Braves- Friends (7 p.m., Ch. 5): OK, last week's season premiere wasn't all that great. But this week's episode is a stand-out, with Chandler trying to hide his relationship with Monica, and Ross trying to contact his bride.

- Live by Request (7 p.m., A&E): Phil Collins performs, taking requests by phone, fax and e-mail.

- Diagnosis Murder (8 p.m., Ch. 2): A bride and groom plot to kill her rich father (Patrick Duffy) and frame his much-younger wife to take the fall.

- Frasier (8 p.m., Ch. 5): In his current state of joblessness, Frasier isn't anxious to attend his high school reunion.

- Veronica's Closet (8:30 p.m., Ch. 5): Ronnie has a hard time getting along with her new partner.

- 48 Hours (9 p.m., Ch. 2): A report on a real-life "ER" - what goes on at an emergency ward at a children's hospital.

- ER (9 p.m., Ch. 5): Benton worries about his son; Corday gets a job offer in England; Greene considers taking a second job.

Don't bother

- Futuresport (8 p.m., Ch. 4): This futuristic TV movie is an obvious ripoff of the 23-year-old feature film "Rollerball." In the year 2025, Futuresport - a combination of roller-hockey, basketball, surfing and lacrosse - has become the world's most popular sport. Its most popular player, Tremaine Ramzey (Dean Cain of "Lois & Clark") is pretty much a jerk, but he straightens up after losing the title and decides to do good. In order to prevent a war over Hawaii, Ramzey challenges the Asians to a winner-take-all game. Wesley Snipes is both the executive producer and one of the stars: he affects a bad Jamaican accent and dreadlocks to play Obike Fixx, the inventor of the game. And Vanessa L. Williams is along for the ride as a reporter/love interest. "Futuresport" is violent, mindless, predictable and interminable.