Picks and Pans Review: Just for Laughs

updated 06/27/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/27/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>MARK RUSSELL COMEDY SPECIALS He may not be the Tom Lehrer of his era, but when it comes to political humor, Russell is by far the best the '80s have to offer. And this is perfect politician-hunting weather. (PBS, Wed., June 22, 8 p.m.)

NIGHT COURT A manic show from February with Harry handling 207 cases before midnight to save an orphanage. (NBC, Thurs., June 23, 9:30 p.m.)

BROTHERS In their fifth season premiere. Joe (Robert Walden) flies to Vegas and wedlock. (Showtime, Fri., June 24, 10 p.m.)

MUSCLE BEACH PARTY Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and sand start a week's festival of beach flicks. Surf's up. Shades on. Brains off. (TBS, Mon., June 27, 10:05 a.m.)

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