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WORTH NOTING ON TV

By Alan Bunce / May 19, 1995



* SATURDAY

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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (ABC, 8-10 p.m.): Can they stop him with a tranquilizing dart shot from a helicopter? Can anything stop him?

We're talking about a monster toddler, whose suddenly gargantuan proportions are the work of the eccentric inventor who previously miniaturized his children, as told in the 1989 Disney film ''Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.''

This time the harried parents face the opposite predicament in this 1992 movie, a bit of fluffy family fare getting its network debut.

* SUNDAY

Barbra: The Concert (CBS, 8:30-11 p.m.): Perhaps the hardest-to-get tickets in show business last year were to Barbra Streisand's 1994 concert tour, her first in 28 years. The CD went platinum and the video triple platinum. A TV version ran on HBO last summer and won a Peabody. Now it's airing on broadcast television in a production that includes footage not seen on HBO. Against a 64-piece orchestra, Streisand sings a repertoire that includes her trademark numbers like ''The Way We Were'' and ''People.''

* TUESDAY

White Dwarf (Fox, 8-10 p.m.): Big movie names, trendy myth, and fantasy in space are the main cards played by Fox in this production, airing in TV's May sweeps month. Co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola and Bruce Wagner, the story line -- set hundreds of years in the future -- follows an arrogant doctor from Earth, Driscoll Rampart (Neal McDonough).

Half-heartedly, he agrees to come to the planet Rusta, part of a white-dwarf star system, with half the planet lit and the other half dark. There Driscoll will serve his internship under a healer named Akada (Paul Winfield). Plague and virus figure prominently in a plot that not everyone will cotton to.

The story also includes ''Darkside'' forces, a boy who can ''morph'' to look like anything he wishes, and twins -- one of whom looks 12 and the other about 70.

Please check local listings for these programs.