By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"The West Wing," 8 p.m., NBC. Here's a change-of-pace episode from playwright Jon Robin Baitz. It skips the Washington power scene and focuses on C.J., played by Emmy-winner Allison Janney. C.J. reluctantly agrees to speak at her 20th high school reunion. Along the way, she bumps into a rich and handsome classmate, played by Matthew Modine, in his first guest spot on a TV series. She also learns just how much the life of her father (played by Donald Moffat) has deteriorated.
"Ed," 7 p.m., NBC. Last week, Ed's law firm doubled with the addition of Frankie (Sabrina Lloyd of "Sports Night"). Tonight, they represent a guy whose well-meaning sister has taken out an ad saying he's gay. Meanwhile, Carol is urged to look around Stuckeyville for fresh romantic prospects.
"Star Search," 7 p.m., CBS. Here's another chance to avoid fiction all evening. It's the second round of Arsenio Hall's "Star Search."
"The Bernie Mac Show," 7 p.m., Fox. Jordan uses the Bible and his little sister to get even with his Uncle Bernie.
"The George Lopez Show," 7:30 p.m., ABC. George's mom isn't interested in seeing her dying brother until she learns he has Super Bowl tickets.
"Law & Order," 9 p.m., NBC. A slick, two-man bookie operation dissolves into murder. Then an inventive defense attorney adds complications.