Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Topics: Survivor, The Simpsons, Television,

Series

Survivor: The Australian Outback (8 p.m., CBS) moves to Wednesdays to make room for CBS’s NCAA Tournament coverage on Thursday. The tribes have merged but the old alliances are still there — kind of like the 50-50 split in the Senate. Fox airs back-to-back reruns of The Simpsons (9 p.m., Fox). On a new episode of The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), staffers’ weekend plans are shot when a senator begins a Friday night filibuster. American Justice (9 p.m., A&E) profiles Erin Brockovich — the real one. Denis Leary’s new series The Job (9:30 p.m., ABC) is a dark half-hour comedy-drama about a smart-mouthed, boozing New York police detective. Bill Nunn, Wendy Makkena, Diane Farr and Lenny Clarke costar. If you prefer smart-mouthed New York police detectives without the booze and the attitude, there’s a new Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC); the discovery of a woman’s body leads to the reinvestigation of a suspect who may have been wrongly convicted. On Once & Again (10 p.m., ABC), Rick and his kids move in with Lily, Grace and Zoe, but they fail to find “Brady Bunch” harmony. Bobby Knight and Vince McMahon go On the Record with Bob Costas (11 p.m., HBO).

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Sports

Basketball:
Timberwolves at Spurs (8 p.m., TNT)

College basketball:
National Invitational Tournament (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., ESPN2; midnight, ESPN)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Sigourney Weaver, Gary Sinise
David Letterman (CBS) Heather Graham, Vince Carter
Jay Leno (NBC) Heather Graham, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Ed Asner, Samantha Mathis
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Ray Liotta, Dave Chappelle
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Kirsten Dunst, Bill Brochtrup

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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