Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, April 27, 1999


Joyce Millman
April 27, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) was supposed to have a new episode tonight, but it was pulled in the wake of the Colorado high school massacre. The story line had Buffy developing the ability to hear the thoughts of others, including those of a teen planning a deadly assault. Another episode will air in its place. On King of the Hill (8 p.m., Fox), Peggy tutors a death row inmate and Hank doesn't like it one bit. Fry finds that his bank account has accrued a thousand years' worth of interest on Futurama (8:30 p.m., Fox). NewsRadio (8:30 p.m., NBC) airs what may be its next-to-last episode ever; Jimmy announces his retirement. On Felicity (9 p.m., WB), Julie receives a surprise from her birth mother, Meghan dons a new look for her parents' visit and Felicity learns that Noel may be leaving the dorm. Dan and Casey do their best to make sure word of Gordon's affair gets back to Dana on Sports Night (9:30 p.m., ABC). A recurring character turns up dead and a receptionist from the past returns on NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC).

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Specials

In the new TV movie The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights (9 p.m., CBS), the cast of the classic sitcom about identical cousins reunites for no apparent purpose other than to make everybody over the age of 40 feel really, really old.

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Sports

Basketball:

Magic at Pacers (8 p.m., TNT)

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

NHL playoffs:

Coyotes at Blues, Game 4 (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Devils at Penguins, Game 4 (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Red Wings at Mighty Ducks, Game 4 (10:30 p.m., ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) James Coburn, Seth Green, the Cranberries

David Letterman (CBS) Martin Lawrence, Michelle Williams

Jay Leno (NBC) Jennifer Grey, Britney Spears

Charlie Rose (PBS) Martin Peretz

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Pamela Anderson, Joe Henry

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Matt Lauer, Seth Green, Sugar Ray


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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