O.J. PREVIEW: The O.J. civil trial resumes tomorrow. Simpson is expected back on the stand this week, after return stints from Al Cowlings, Kato Kaelin, Mark Fuhrman's character and the forensic evidence.
NEW NIGHT: UPN, the upstart network that turns 2 this month, will add a fourth night of programming per week starting in January 1998. The network currently broadcasts shows Monday through Wednesday.
BOX OFFICE: Michael and Jerry Maguire tied for first place at the box office this weekend with $12.5 million each, according to industry estimates. Scream finished third with $10 million followed by 101 Dalmatians, $7.4 million, and One Fine Day, $6.8 million.
SOUR NOTES: The music industry isn't too happy about year-end figures reporting a minuscule 1 percent growth in sales over last year. This is the second sluggish year in a row.
THUMBS UP: For the first time in their 20-year history, armchair critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have agreed on the year's best film. Their pick: Fargo.
HELLO, GOODBYE? First came reports that recently retired Today anchor Bryan Gumbel might come to ABC/ESPN. Now there is news that ABC newsie Diane Sawyer might be shopping for an anchor position at CBS.
BURIED IN TIME: Construction workers tearing up a street in Miami Beach have unearthed a time capsule buried by actor James Stewart to mark the premier of The Glenn Miller Story 43 years ago. The tube contained the film's screenplay, congratulatory messages, a roll of footage and a 1954 magazine reviewing the film.
GRAND CLOWN: Actor Ernest Borgnine, honorary Grand Clown at Milwaukee's Great Circus Parade for 15 years, is donating $50,000 to the annual event, officials announced Friday.