Angel Falls (CBS, 10-11 p.m.): Somewhat surprisingly in a TV world that demands quick returns, serial drama is showing up here and there in the networks' new fall schedules. One example is the soap-opera-like series premiering here. Set in a small California town, it's about a single mother (played by Chelsea Field) who comes back to her childhood town of Angel Falls to take over her father's business after he dies. Seeking a new life for herself and her teenage son, she finds a kind of new-old life and becomes involved with people she knew some years ago. The format, made for extended story lines, also allows her son, who has trouble adjusting, to have entanglements of his own.
It's an iffy business at best these days for a network to venture a series like this, and the early premiere may be an effort to let the show gain a bit of momentum before the onslaught of the regular fall-season.
Prime Time Live (ABC, 10-11 p.m., E.T.): Monica Seles was the world's top-ranked female tennis player when she sat at courtside during a changeover in last April's Citizens Cup Tournament in Hamburg, Germany. A man rushed up and stabbed her in the back, later saying he wanted second-ranked Steffi Graf to be No. 1 again. Seles hasn't competed in tournaments since then, and last week she said she will not be entering the US Open, where she has won the past two championships.
In her first major interview since the terrible Hamburg incident, Seles talks with Diane Sawyer about tennis, her life, and the future. * SATURDAY
30th Anniversary - March on Washington (C-Span, beginning 2 p.m., E.T. to about 5 p.m., E.T.): "Jobs, Justice, and Peace" is what the New Coalition for Peace is calling a rally it is sponsoring at the Lincoln Memorial. Designed to mark the anniversary of the 1963 civil-rights march on Washington, the event is covered live and includes the Urban League, the NAACP, the King Center, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other groups.
Please check local listings for these programs.