Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Aug. 25-27, 2000

Topics: Sex and the City, Joan Rivers, Television,

Series

New guy Dan accompanies O-Town to Germany on Making the Band (9:30 p.m. Fri., ABC). La Femme Nikita (8 p.m. Sun., USA) ceases production with the final two parts of its series finale. In part two (8 p.m.), Madeline is in hot water when the escaped Nikita can’t be found. In part three (10 p.m.), the Section’s methods over the past four years are reviewed. The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox) repeats the two-parter where Mulder finally discovers what really happened to his sister. True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!) goes behind the scenes on “All in the Family”; those were the days and some of ‘em weren’t pretty. Charlotte discovers Trey’s flaw on the eve of their wedding on Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun. HBO).

Specials

Joan and Melissa Rivers say horrible things about the wardrobes of politicians and their wives on their Political Convention Fashion Review (8 p.m. Sat., E!). The new cable movie The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (9 p.m. Sat., HBO) is a romantic comedy about an all-girl (and one cross-dresser) swing band that reunites 50 years after its glory days entertaining the troops in war-torn England. Dame Judi Dench, Olympia Dukakis and Ian Holm star. The acerbic animated MTV star gets her first TV movie in Daria: Is it Fall Yet? (7 p.m. Sun., MTV), in which our heroine endures a summer romance and a job as a camp counselor. Guest voices include Dave Grohl, Carson Daly and Bif Naked. The new cable movie Witchblade (8 p.m. Sun., TNT) stars Yancy Butler in an adaptation of the underground comic book series about a female cop who wears an ancient metal glove that gives her super powers. The Chieftains Over Ireland (10 p.m. Sun., A&E) showcases the Irish band in concert at various locations in their homeland. Guests include Van Morrison, Los Lobos and Michael “Lord of the Dance” Flatley.

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Sports

Baseball:
Cardinals at Braves (7:35 p.m. Fri., 1:05 p.m. Sun., TBS)
Little League World Series (championship game, 4:30 p.m. Sat., ABC)
Diamondbacks at Mets (7 p.m. Sat., FX)
Indians at Angels (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Enrique Iglesias (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Jay Mohr, Elwood
Jay Leno (NBC) Rodney Dangerfield, Third Eye Blind
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Tyra Banks, Roy Nathanson with Elvis Costello (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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