Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Feb. 11-13, 2000

Topics: Figure skating, The Simpsons, Charlie Brown, Television,

Series

Funding for Dr. Morris’ project — Michael — may not be renewed on Now and Again (9 p.m. Fri., CBS). Julianna Margulies hosts Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC). King of the Hill (7:30 p.m. Sun., Fox) concludes its two-parter with Hank under suspicion for murder, and a recurring character bites the dust on The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox). Hint: The episode is called “Alone Again, Natura-diddl-ly.” Noel and Ruby await the results of a pregnancy test on Felicity (8 p.m. Sun., WB). On the conclusion of a two-part episode of The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox), Mulder finally learns the truth about his sister’s disappearance. No lie. A central mystery will be solved. Or so says Chris Carter. Melfi’s shrink helps her unravel her feelings for Tony on The Sopranos (9 p.m. Sun., HBO). Helen and Bobby clash (what else is new) over a murder case involving a detective’s son on The Practice (10 p.m. Sun., ABC).

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Specials

Walter Cronkite hosts Good Grief, Charlie Brown: A Tribute to Charles Schulz (8 p.m. Fri., CBS). The anti-Ricky performs from Madison Square Garden in Marc Anthony: The Concert (10 p.m. Sat., HBO). It’s Black Entertainment! (8 p.m. Sun., Showtime) unspools the greatest film moments from African-American musical performers. Vanessa Williams hosts. Everybody who was ever a series regular shows up for a final bow in Homicide: The Movie (9 p.m. Sun., NBC), and that includes Andre Braugher, Daniel Baldwin, Ned Beatty, Melissa Leo and dozens more. The miniseries Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (9 p.m. Sun., CBS) dramatizes the romance between Thomas Jefferson and one of his slaves. Sam Neill and Carmen Ejogo star.

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Sports

Basketball:

NBA All-Star Game (6:30 p.m. Sun., NBC)

Hockey:

Bruins at Rangers (7 p.m. Fri., ESPN)

Panthers at Bruins (7 p.m. Sat., ESPN2)

Red Wings at Avalanche (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)



Figure skating:

U.S. Championships:

Women’s short program highlights (after hockey, Fri., ESPN)

Men’s and dance finals (3:30 p.m. Sat., ABC

Women’s and pairs finals (9 p.m. Sat., ABC)

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Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Danny De Vito, Mary J. Blige

David Letterman (CBS) Paul Shaffer interviews Steve Martin, Billy Crystal

Jay Leno (NBC) Chynna, Smash Mouth

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Russell Simmons, Leif Garrett

Conan O’Brien (NBC) Julia Sweeney, Macy Gray

Craig Kilborn (CBS) David Arquette, Tonic

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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