Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, April 16-18, 1999


Joyce Millman
April 16, 1999 9:16PM (UTC)

Series

Staring into the abyss of possible cancellation, Homicide (10 p.m. Fri., NBC) airs the "Subway" episode from last season as a remembrance of things past. It's the one where a guy (Vincent D'Onofrio) is pushed in front of a subway train and gets gruesomely and, eventually, fatally squished; Pembleton keeps him company until he becomes a homicide statistic. Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC) reruns the Jennifer Love Hewitt show, with music from the Beastie Boys. The E! True Hollywood Story (8 p.m. Sun., E!) turns its sensitive and tasteful eye to the short life of child star Anissa Jones, who went from playing Buffy on "Family Affair" to a teen drug casualty in record time. On a new episode of The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox), Scully displays more of her alarmingly bad taste in men when she becomes attracted to Mulder's neighbor, who looks like Sean Penn in "Dead Man Walking" and may or may not be ripping the hearts out of people's bodies. Masterpiece Theatre (check local times, Sun., PBS) offers "Reckless, the Sequel," which continues last year's romantic drama about a man who runs off with a sexy older woman, who happens to be the boss's wife. Robson Green and Francesca Annis star. On The Practice (10 p.m. Sun., ABC), Helen's chief witness, a teen who says he witnessed his father murder his mother, recants. And, oh yeah, nude photos of Lucy surface on the Internet.

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Specials

John Cusack stars in the new cable movie The Jack Bull (9 p.m. Sat., HBO), a revenge western with a screenplay adapted by Cusack's father, Dick. Co-starring John Goodman. The Man in Black gets his due in An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash (8 p.m. Sun., TNT), a two-hour gala featuring performances of Cash songs by daughter Rosanne, wife June Carter Cash and admirers Bruce Springsteen (who performs on tape), Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Isaak, Sheryl Crow, Trisha Yearwood, the Mavericks, Emmylou Harris and others. Cash is on hand, although ailing. The new TV movie Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (9 p.m. Sun., CBS) is an adaptation of the hit Broadway play about two sisters, aged 103 and 101, who relate their personal history of the century. Ruby Dee, Diahann Carroll and Amy Madigan star.

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Sports

Baseball:

Braves at Rockies (8 p.m. Fri., TBS; 3 p.m. Sat., Sun., TBS)

Cardinals at Astros (8 p.m. Sat., FX)

Mariners at Angels (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

Basketball:

Pacers at 76ers (8 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Nets at Sonics (10:30 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Lakers at Jazz (8:30 p.m. Sat., NBC)

TBA (3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sun., NBC)

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Hockey:

Red Wings at Blackhawks (7:30 p.m. Sat., ESPN)

Stars at Avalanche (3 p.m. Sun., Fox)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) David Spade, Megan Mullally

David Letterman (CBS) John Cusack, Jack Hanna

Jay Leno (NBC) Martin Lawrence, Angelina Jolie

Charlie Rose (PBS) Laurence Fishburne

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Patricia Arquette, Chris Eigeman

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Chris O'Donnell


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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