September 06, 1999 12:00 PM

Lifetime (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET)

Show of the week

After you’ve had a child through artificial insemination, what do you do for an encore? That was the question facing Tracy (the winning Cynthia Stevenson) when this sitcom entered its second season last month. Based on the first three episodes, Ob Baby is still funnier than average, even if Tracy’s single parenthood seems routine compared with her pregnancy.

As the main character deals with such new-mom problems as breast-feeding and babysitter recruitment, Stevenson again receives stalwart comic support from Joanna Gleason (as wry friend Charlotte) and Jessica Walter (as Tracy’s guilt-inducing mother). The weak link is boyfriend Rick (Jack Coleman), currently sane, supportive and pretty bland. I’d like to see Tracy drop him and form an odd couple with balding Dr. Bryan (Doug Ballard), her gynecologist. His engagement to Charlotte was obviously ill-conceived.

Bottom Line: Healthy infant

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