Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Topics: The Simpsons, Sex and the City, Television,

Series

The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox) reruns the one in which Bart uncovers the truth about boy bands; ‘N Sync shows up for humiliation, self-inflicted and otherwise. On a rerun of Dawson’s Creek (8 p.m., WB), Joey has too many responsibilities and too little time to study, and Jack and Jen attend a seminar for gay teens. Get ready for next Sunday’s season opener with last season’s finale of Sex and the City (9 p.m., HBO), in which Carrie is bedeviled by a cock — the kind that crows outside her window at 5 a.m. The school band spends spring break on a concert trip to China on American High (10:30 p.m., PBS, check local listings).

Specials

While “The Simpsons” rip their genre on another network, Howie, Nick, Kevin, Brian and A.J. perform in concert in Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life (8 p.m., CBS). Unsolved cases, including the alleged UFO crash at Roswell, N.M., are (yawn) reopened in Million Dollar Mysteries (9 p.m., Fox).

Sports



Baseball:
Yankees at Red Sox (7 p.m., ESPN)
Diamondbacks at Giants (10 p.m., ESPN2)

NBA playoffs:
Bucks at 76ers, Game 5 (9 p.m., NBC)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Best moments of the year
David Letterman (CBS) Tom Cavanagh, Stupid Pet Tricks (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Billy Joel and Elton John (rerun)
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Colleen Haskell, Jimmy Kimmel
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Phil Jackson (rerun)

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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