NBC (Mon., April 4, 9 p.m. ET)
NBC has a strange fascination with old ABC hits. After airing movies about The Brady Bunch, Three's Company and Charlie's Angels, the network now casts its eye on the sitcom that gave Robin Williams his star-making role as a manic alien.
Though the film depicts Williams as cliché-prone on the price of fame ("Everyone wants a piece of me") and the lure of cocaine ("I can stop whenever I want"), newcomer Chris Diamantopoulos does a creditable job of conveying the comedian's compulsion to perform and his ambivalence toward commercial success. Erinn Hayes portrays Pam Dawber as a nice person overshadowed by her hugely talented costar. Nothing shocking there.
Daniel Roebuck, who played Jay Leno 10 years ago in HBO's The Late Shift, contributes a grating impersonation of Mork & Mindy producer Garry Marshall, seen in a constant struggle with interfering ABC executives. Will the suits seem any smarter in next fall's Behind the Camera movie on Diff'rent Strokes? That show has a history on both NBC and ABC.