Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, March 21, 2001
CBS milks the cash cow with a special episode of Survivor: The Australian Outback (8 p.m., CBS), revisiting highlights from the previous eight episodes. That’s right, there’s no actual competition tonight, but there will be some previously unaired footage and, you can bet, a replay of Michael’s campfire accident. The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where Bartlet is flying on a red-eye to the West Coast to deliver a speech, with half the staff in tow. On The Job (9:30 p.m., ABC), McNeil (Denis Leary) pulls rank to land a choice assignment — protecting Elizabeth Hurley from a stalker. Lily and Judy’s psychologically troubled brother comes back into their lives on Once and Again (10 p.m., ABC). Patrick Dempsey guests. Writer-director Ron Shelton of “Bull Durham” fame talks about sports movies on On the Record With Bob Costas (11 p.m., HBO).
The 2001 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (9 p.m., VH1) honors Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Aerosmith, Queen, Paul Simon, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, the Flamingos and sidemen Johnnie Johnson and James Burton. Jacko doesn’t perform, but the other living inductees do.
Lakers at Bucks (8 p.m., TNT)
National Invitational Tournament (7:30, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2)
Rangers at Devils (8 p.m., ESPN)
Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Denis Leary, Gladys Knight
David Letterman (CBS) Jerry Seinfeld, Aerosmith
Jay Leno (NBC) Steven Seagal, the Corrs
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Adam West, Morris Chestnut
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Harry Connick Jr., Carla Gugino
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Orlando Jones, Wolfgang Puck
All times Eastern unless noted.
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