Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000

Topics: Seinfeld, Jenny McCarthy, Television,

Series

On Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), Riley and Maggie Walsh allow Buffy to witness the inner workings of the Initiative, but our heroine doesn’t like what she sees. Nova (check local times, PBS) continues “Secrets of Lost Empires,” in which present-day historians and engineers try to duplicate the technological and structural wonders of the ancient world. JAG (8 p.m., CBS) celebrates its 100th episode (somehow, you missed the other 99) with a two-parter filmed on location in Australia. Grace begins dating Will’s therapist on Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC). Dharma becomes spiritual advisor to Lyle Lovett and k.d. lang on Dharma and Greg (9 p.m., ABC). Diane is pressured by a task-force investigator to reveal what she knows about the arrest of Jill’s ex-husband on NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC). The Tom Green Show (10 p.m., MTV) kicks off season No. 3.

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Specials

Tonight’s highbrow sweeps special from Fox: Banned in America: The World’s Sexiest Commercials 2 (8 p.m., Fox). Carmen Electra hosts.

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Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Mariah Carey, Susan Lucci

David Letterman (CBS) “Late Show Backstage”: Rerun segments of appearances by some of Dave’s favorite guests are interspersed with new segments where the guests reminisce about their “Late Show” gigs. Tonight: Regis Philbin interviews Jerry Seinfeld and Danny DeVito.

Jay Leno (NBC) Martin Short, Kobe Bryant

Conan O’Brien (NBC) Jenny McCarthy, Jimmy Fallon

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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