Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001
Farewell to another house hamster on Big Brother 2 (8 p.m., CBS). Helena Bonham Carter, who traded in corsets for an ape suit, is the subject of a new profile on Biography (8 p.m., A&E). David spends way too much time with the playground activists and Pete continues to brood over his breakup with Jenny on Cold Feet (8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET, Bravo). Randy Quaid plays a dead man who gets a second chance at life but doesn’t want it on Night Visions (9 p.m., Fox). On a rerun of CSI (9 p.m., CBS), Grissom investigates the death of a jogger who was apparently killed by a wild animal — a wild animal who later used a scalpel to remove the jogger’s organs.
Private Screenings: James Garner (8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies) features the genial Mr. G. in an interview with Robert Osborne, as well as clips from his movies and TV work. Followed by Garner’s films “Up Periscope” (9 p.m.), “The Skin Game” (12 a.m.) and “Marlowe” (2 a.m.). (TCM will air Garner films every Thursday night for the rest of the month.)
A’s at Indians (7 p.m., Fox Family)
Braves at Cardinals (8 p.m., TBS)
Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Sigourney Weaver (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Nicole Kidman, Iggy Pop
Jay Leno (NBC) Andie MacDowell, Nelly Furtado
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Lorenzo Carcaterra, Adam Ferrara
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Lara Flynn Boyle, George Foreman (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Jackie Chan, Cowboy Junkies
All times Eastern unless noted.
Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area. More Joyce Millman.
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