Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000

Topics: George Clooney, Frontline, Television,

Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) is finally back with its first new episode since the terrific “Hush.” Buffy and Riley come clean to each another about their secret identities. Mac is assigned to defend a Marine on death row on JAG (8 p.m., CBS). The new series I Dare You: The Ultimate Challenge (8 p.m., UPN) has stuntpeople accepting dangerous challenges. Splat. On a new episode of Angel (9 p.m., WB), our hero is plagued by nightmares in which he’s once again an evil vampire murdering the innocent, but when he wakes up, the murders have actually occurred. Dan’s dad (guest Peter Reigert) comes to town and Casey and Dana have some choice words for each other on Sports Night (9:30 p.m., ABC). Amy’s amiable divorce proceedings take a nasty turn and Maxine dreads turning 60 on Judging Amy (10 p.m., CBS). Frontline (check local times, PBS) presents “The Killer at Thurston High,” a psychological profile of Kip Kinkle, the Oregon teen who exploded in a deadly 1998 rampage that left his parents and two classmates dead. On NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC), Russell wishes she kept her big mouth shut when Kirkendall doesn’t exactly welcome her news that her ex is a drug-trafficking suspect. And how about Sorenson jumping that female police officer last week hours after they’d met? What’s up with this guy (no pun intended)?

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Specials

The cable movie The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl (8 p.m., USA) re-creates the seamy story of the Seattle teacher whose affair (and two pregnancies) with a 13-year-old student gave new meaning to the term “teacher’s pet.” Penelope Ann Miller has the title role.

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Sports

Basketball:

Trail Blazers at Rockets (8 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:

Red Wings at Flames (9:30 p.m., ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Jessica Lange, Janet McTeer

David Letterman (CBS) Freddie Prinze Jr.

Jay Leno (NBC) George Clooney, Joan Osborne (rerun)

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Angie Everhart, Barbara DeAngelis

Conan O’Brien (NBC) Molly Shannon, Larry David (rerun)

Craig Kilborn (CBS) Suzanne Somers

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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