Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, July 20-22, 2001

Topics: Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Television,

Series

That’s Life! (9 p.m. Fri., CBS) returns for a while, beginning with a rerun of the series opener. Heather Paige Kent and Ellen Burstyn star. Lucy Liu joins singing sensations Gemini’s Twin on a rerun of Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC). On a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7 p.m. Sun., WB), Willow enters the mind of Buffy, who has become catatonic after Glory snatches Dawn. We know the WB can hardly wait to get rid of the show and all, but how about airing the final reruns in order, without skipping crucial episodes? Dateline NBC (7 p.m. Sun., NBC) reports on attacks on tourists in Uganda. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (9 p.m. Sun., ABC) begins a four-night celebrity series featuring singers Tyrese, Belinda Carlisle, Joey McIntyre and Lee Ann Womack, among others. E! True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!) uncovers all the shocking backstage dirt behind “Beverly Hills, 90210.” News flash: Shannen Doherty was not so nice! On Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO), Carrie and Aidan spend a weekend in the country, Samantha meets a farmer, Charlotte discovers an even more disturbing side to Trey and Bunny’s relationship and Miranda and Steve are brought together by circumstance. Fisher and Sons hits a death drought, Federico considers his options and Claire takes a hike on Six Feet Under (9:30 p.m. Sun., HBO).

Specials

Nickelodeon’s cartoon monolith celebrates its 10th anniversary with the hourlong special Rugrats: All Growed Up (8 p.m. Sat., Nickelodeon), in which the annoying babies take a trip into the future to see themselves as annoying ‘tweens. Sidney Lumet’s 1997 drama Night Falls on Manhattan (8:30 p.m. Sun., NBC) has its network premiere. Andy Garcia stars as an idealistic district attorney who faces a personal and ethical dilemma when his father (Ian Holm), a retired cop, is implicated in a corruption scandal. Sherry Stringfield, who returns to her old role on “ER” this fall, stars in the prophetically titled TV movie Going Home (9 p.m. Sun., CBS), about a New York book editor who moves back home to Virginia to care for her ailing father (the late Jason Robards). The documentary Boxing: In and Out of the Ring (9 p.m. Sun., A&E) examines the sometimes shady business dealings behind the fights.

Sports



Baseball:
Expos at Braves (7:30 p.m. Fri., TBS)
Pirates at Cardinals (8 p.m. Sat., FX)
Dodgers at Rockies (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)
A’s at Royals (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN2)

Golf:
British Open (8 a.m. Fri., ESPN; 9 a.m. Sat., ABC; 8 a.m. Sun., ABC)

Tour de France (3 p.m. Sun., CBS)

Talk

David Letterman (CBS) Billy Crystal
Jay Leno (NBC) Darrell Hammond, Craig David
Dennis Miller (HBO) Drew Carey
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Ray Romano, Tara Reid (rerun)
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Dolly Parton, Donal Logue (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Vince Vaughn, Josh Joplin Group

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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