This guide is designed to alert readers to the scope and variety of programming coming up. Listing is not meant to represent blanket endorsement. Viewers are urged to be selective. FRIDAY

Summer Playhouse (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): Continuation of CBS's clever scheme for unloading failed series pilots by airing them as a summer series and asking you to vote. This week it's Matt Salinger in ``Barrington.''

Picnic at Hanging Rock (A&E cable, 8-10:30 p.m.): Australian period classic, a 1975 film directed by Peter Weir.

Godzilla Meets Mona Lisa (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Witty and irreverent portrait of Paris's Pompidou Centre.


Werewolf (Fox, 8-10 p.m.): New network introduces new horror-spoof series with two-hour special.

Evening at Pops (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): A night of music with Tony Bennett, George Benson, Nell Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Sarah Vaughan.

West 57th (CBS, 10-11 p.m.): Disco-beat newsmagazine for those whose attention span is stretched by ``60 Minutes.''

Elton John: In Concert in Australia (Showtime/pay cable, 10-11:25 p.m.; also Thursday 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.): Flamboyant singer in concert, taped last year in Sydney.

Day of Five Billion (WTBS cable, 10:15-11:45 p.m., to follow Atlanta Braves baseball): Global variety show celebrating birth of the 5 billionth person.


Gal'apagos: My Fragile World (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): National Audubon Society Special records the fight to preserve Gal'apagos wildlife.

Granby's Primates: A Captive Life (PBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): Five species of primates in new habitats in Quebec's Granby Zoo.

Man and Animals (PBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): A look at human-animal relationships in various contexts.


Directed by William Wyler (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``American Masters'' examines career of filmmaker William Wyler (preview, Page 26).

Alive From Off Center (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): ``As Seen on TV'' is a Bill Irwin homage to silent-film comedians.


Baseball All-Star Game (NBC, 8:15 p.m.): Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola cover this 58th annual classic, live from Oakland, Calif.

The Frustrated Colossus (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Segment of ``South American Journey''' series focuses on what went wrong in Argentina.


American Film Institute Comedy Special (NBC, 10-11 p.m.): Comedians and comedy writers in a showcase for aspiring talents.

The Movie Palaces (PBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): The glittering heyday, decline, and current rebirth of the grand old movie palaces, with Gene Kelly as host.

Listings are in Eastern time; other zones may vary. Please check listings for all PBS programs since local option often results in differing days and times.

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