Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, May 5-7, 2000

Topics: George W. Bush, The New Adventures of Old Christine, The Simpsons, Steven Spielberg, Horse racing, Television,

Series

Boy Meets World (8 p.m. Fri., ABC) packs it in after seven seasons. Whatever. On the season finale of Now and Again (9 p.m. Fri., CBS), the Eggman returns, and Lisa discovers some puzzling news about the night Michael died. It’s a cliffhanger episode; hopefully, this means the show is coming back in the fall. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (9 p.m. Fri., ABC) — is she still a teenager? — ends its run on ABC. Next fall, the show goes where all shows about young women with supernatural powers go — the WB. Barbara Walters interviews George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, on 20/20 (10 p.m. Fri., ABC). John Goodman hosts Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC), with music from Neil Young. On The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox), Lisa takes tap-dancing lessons, but soon outstrips her teacher, while Bart and Milhouse play hooky from camp to terrorize the mall. Kathy Griffin guests on The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox) as twins who create a destructive energy whenever they’re together.

Specials

Cast members from the Miami, Boston, Seattle and Hawaii editions of “The Real World” get together for a Real World Reunion 2000 (2 p.m. Sat., MTV; repeats 9 p.m.). Mix up a pitcher of mint juleps, it’s the 126th running of the Kentucky Derby (4:30 p.m. Sat., ABC). The original “When Animals Attack,” Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (8 p.m. Sat., ABC), has a 25th anniversary showing featuring added footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 1975 blockbuster. A delightful aquatic caper, fun for the whole family! The documentary On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park (10:05 p.m. Sat., TNT) follows the Entertainers Basketball Classic, an annual summer-league championship played on the legendary Harlem court where hoop dreams are born. Andre Braugher narrates. Drew Carey plays the lonely toymaker who carves a boy out of wood in the new “Wonderful World of Disney” musical Geppetto (7 p.m. Sun., ABC) with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Blue Fairy and Seth Adkins as Pinocchio. The two-part miniseries Jason and the Argonauts (9 p.m. Sun., NBC) brings Greek myths to life in the same special-effects-heavy manner as last week’s “Arabian Nights” (both were produced by Robert Halmi Sr.). Jason London plays Jason (dude, we have the same name!). The new TV movie Cupid and Cate (9 p.m. Sun., CBS) stars Mary-Louise Parker as an unadventurous woman who lives in the shadow of her more successful sisters. But things change when she meets Peter Gallagher.



Sports

Baseball:

Phillies at Braves (7:35 p.m. Fri., 7:05 p.m. Sat., TBS)

Cardinals at Reds (1 p.m. Sat., FX)

Astros at Dodgers (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

NBA Playoffs:

Sonics at Jazz (8 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Kings at Lakers (10:30 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Knicks at Heat (12:30 p.m. Sun., NBC)

NHL Playoffs:

Red Wings at Avalanche (8 p.m. Fri., ESPN; Noon, Sun., ABC, if necessary)

Stars at Sharks (9:30 p.m. Fri., ESPN2; 7:30 p.m. Sun., ESPN2, if necessary)

Devils at Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m. Sat., ESPN2)

Penguins at Flyers (Noon, Sun., ABC)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anne Bancroft

David Letterman (CBS) Joaquin Phoenix, Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Jay Leno (NBC) Human cannonball family, Moby

Politically Incorrect (ABC) From Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail

Conan O’Brien (NBC) Tyra Banks, Peter Gallagher, Roy Nathanson with Elvis Costello

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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