Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, April 20, 1999


Joyce Millman
April 20, 1999 4:03PM (UTC)

Series

Sarah "The Duchess of Diets" Ferguson is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E). Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) reruns the one where Faith makes a man out of Xander. On a new King of the Hill (8 p.m., Fox), Bobby's overindulgence at an all-you-can-eat church dinner (the kid needs help!) once again leads to disaster. Mary Tyler Moore provides the voice of Arlen's new minister. On Futurama (8:30 p.m., Fox), Fry and Leela risk their lives to save Bender after he goes on a bender on a planet of human-hating robots. Felicity (9 p.m., WB) finally has a new episode, in which we (and Noel) learn whether Felicity did it with Eli. On NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC), ex-cop Mike Roberts is in trouble again and looking for a favor from Sipowicz.

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Specials

Private eye Jim Rockford (James Garner) is back on the case in the new TV movie The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds ... It Leads (9 p.m., CBS), in which an old pal (Hal Linden) is tarred in the media as a pedophile. Kyra Sedgwick hosts Confronting the Crisis: Childcare in America (10 p.m., Lifetime), a look at the problems working parents face, in contrast to those in countries where the government provides free child care.

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Sports

Basketball:

Spurs at Jazz (8 p.m., TNT)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Leif Garrett, Scott Foley

David Letterman (CBS) Christopher Reeve (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Billy Crystal, Rita Wilson (rerun)

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Beth Littleford, George Thorogood

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Mira Sorvino, Goo Goo Dolls (rerun)

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